YARD WORK & GARDENING: ALLEVIATE MUSCLE PAIN THIS SPRING IN REDDING
Gardening and yard work in the spring season is a wonderful way to get energized and lift your spirits in Redding, CA. Here at Churn Creek Chiropractic, we recommend that you go outside and get your hands dirty while taking care of your physical health. Here are some fitness stretches and remedies to help you alleviate muscle and joint pain this spring after a fruitful day in your garden or backyard.
What are Some Stretches I can Do Before Working Outside?
You might not think of gardening as a physical sport, but in reality, it can be a full body workout. Before you step into the soil stretch all of your major muscle groups. This includes your back, legs, shoulders, and wrists, as well as your lungs. Toe touches, hugging yourself, and stretching your fingers are all ideal stretches you can do without any equipment. Be sure to breathe deeply as part of your stretching routine.
What are Some Common Injuries and Pains Common From Gardening
All of the bending and kneeling you do in the garden can lead to knee pain, lower back pain, and repetitive use syndrome. You could even suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome if you are putting too much pressure on your wrists with weeding or digging. We also see patients who have suffered from neck pain caused by bending their neck over too long when planting.
How can I Reduce Muscle Aches and Pains After Gardening
If you want to minimize muscle ache and keep your body in working order this spring, get a chiropractic adjustment. When you have a spinal realignment this puts your musculoskeletal system in the right place. This reduces inflammation, increases circulation, and helps with nerve conditions.
Meet Our Chiropractic Doctor in Redding
To start the spring off on the right step, make an appointment with our chiropractic doctor here in Redding, CA. Contact Churn Creek Chiropractic at (530) 221-4991 to schedule your appointment for a chiropractic adjustment.