If you intend on partaking in gardening and doing yard work this spring, you may worry about contracting muscle pain after a long day on your property. Reach out to Churn Creek Chiropractic in Redding, CA, if you experience aches and pains as a result of this form of activity. Here is some information about alleviating muscle pain when you do yard or gardening work and how our chiropractic care can help if you need treatment.
How To Reduce The Chance Of Muscle Pain
Before you head out to your garden or yard, it is a good idea to do some simple stretches to prepare your body for the work ahead. Think of your yard time as a form of exercise. You will need a warm-up beforehand so that your muscles do not suffer. Outstretch your arms and reach for the sky for several seconds before bending down to the floor for a few seconds. Repeat this stretch several times. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids to keep your muscles in great shape while you work as well. If you are sitting down, make sure to stretch your knees and legs out and then lean forward. You want to make sure that you get that hamstring stretch, hold about 15 seconds each time.
How To Relieve Muscle Pain
If you do happen to feel aches and pains after gardening or yard work, use a compressor, cold or hot, to help soothe the muscles, do this for about 48 hours. A hot bath or shower can aid in keeping your blood circulating and will provide you with relief in affected areas. Light massage is also beneficial.
What Our Chiropractor Can Do To Help
Chronic muscle pain signifies the need to seek professional treatment. Our chiropractor will ask you questions about your pain and provide you with recommendations to keep muscle pain at bay. Chiropractic care like spinal adjustments will be performed to heal affected areas as necessary, and we provide massage and temperature therapy in our practice as well.
Contact Churn Creek Chiropractic in Redding, CA, if you are suffering from muscle pain due to gardening or yard work. Make an appointment with our chiropractic team by calling our practice at (530) 221-4991. We look forward to providing you with much-needed relief.