The Secret To Joint Pain Relief – Exercise

Review from Harvard Medical School 2014

The secret to joint pain relief — exercise

Joint pain: it throbs, aches, and hurts. It may make you think twice about everyday tasks and pleasures like going for a brisk walk, lifting grocery bags, or playing your favorite sport. Sharp reminders of your limitations arrive thick and fast, practically every time you move.

What are the causes of joint pain?

  • osteoarthritis
  • old injuries
  • repetitive or overly forceful movements during sports or work
  • posture problems
  • aging
  • inactivity

How can exercise can help joint pain?

Ignoring the pain won’t make it go away. Nor will avoiding all motions that spark discomfort. In fact, limiting your movements can weaken muscles, compounding joint trouble, and affect your posture, setting off a cascade of further problems. And while pain relievers and cold or hot packs may offer quick relief, fixes like these are merely temporary.

By contrast, the right set of exercises can be a long-lasting way to tame ankle, knee, hip, or shoulder pain. Practiced regularly, joint pain relief workouts might permit you to postpone — or even avoid — surgery on a problem joint that has been worsening for years by strengthening key supportive muscles and restoring flexibility. Over time, you may find limitations you’ve learned to work around will begin to ease. Tasks and opportunities for fun that have been weeded out of your repertoire by necessity may come back into reach, too.

Beyond the benefits to your joints, becoming more active can help you stay independent long into your later years. Regular activity is good for your heart and sharpens the mind. It nudges blood pressure down and morale up, eases stress, and shaves off unwanted pounds. Perhaps most importantly, it lessens your risk of dying prematurely. All of this can be achieved at a comfortable pace and very low cost in money or time.

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Orthotics for the treatment of knee pain hip pain and backpain – Dynamic Osteopaths

It is estimated that around 75% of the population suffer from poor foot biomechanics and a related factor known as excess foot pronation (collapsed arches). This poor foot structure then commonly disturbs normal knee function and hip alignment and increases forces on the lower back. These biomechanical deficiencies are common in all types of patients from children to the elderly, from top athletes two people with sedimentary lifestyles. By realigning the lower limb to its natural angle via the means of orthotics can ensure correct foot function and help relieve common biomechanical complaints. This in combination with your practitioner’s regular treatment regime, orthotics are usually successful in alleviating chronic pains and surgery is seldom required!

Orthotic foot correction can help relieve the following common joint related aches and pain:

– Heel pain (planter fasciitis)

– Knee pain (patello-femoral pain)

– Shin pain (tibial stress syndrome)

– Tired, aching legs

– Achilles pain (Tendonitis)

– Hip pain (ITB syndrome)

– Low back pain and pelvic pain

For further information on custom fitted orthotics or how they can provide pain relief in further detail please feel free to contact Dynamic Osteopaths and one of our friendly practitioners will contact you within the hour to discuss your needs.

Dynamic Osteopaths provide services for orthotics.

Dynamic Osteopath has osteopathic clinics within Henley In Arden, Solihull and Harborne Birmingham.

Tel: 0121 472 1268
Clinic: 07966 317712