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Exercise for Chronic Joint and Muscle Pain

We all have experienced at one time or another, soreness in our muscles, or pain in a joint as we gotten older. Usually, it means a trip to the medicine cabinet for an over the counter painkiller or an analgesic heat rub used to temporarily relieve muscle and joint pain. While many cases are mild, some of us may develop severe aches and pains which can have an impact on our day-to-day activities and quality of life.

If you are suffering with chronic muscle and joint pain, exercise offers the best and long-lasting treatment solutions. There are certain chronic musculoskeletal conditions that require physical rehab or medical exercise. These conditions are typically characterized by pain in the joints and the muscles and can be present for a number of years. Some of the common ones include:

  1. Osteoarthritis

  2. Rheumatoid arthritis

  3. Peripheral neuropathy and neuropathic pain

  4. Fibromyalgia

While exercise cannot reverse the disease process that is the source of the pain, it can def contribute significantly to improving the quality of life experienced by those individuals living with these types of chronic conditions. Exercise should include treatment plans that help you increase range of motion, flexibility and strength, while reducing pain your muscles and joints.

How Exercise Can Help Relieve Pain

Relieving pain in the muscles and joints is most commonly achieved through an exercise regiment designed to decrease inflammation and improve blood flow to the affected areas.

These exercises are customized to each patients and may include stretching, strengthening, toning and stability exercises. In addition to exercise treatment, patients may also undergo additional therapies, such as ultrasound and transcutaneous electrical nerve (TENS) stimulation.

Exercise Is the Answer

Exercise is an important part of the treatment process of patients with chronic muscular and joint problems. Chronic pain in the muscles and joints affects each person experiencing it differently. In some cases, prolonged pain can lead to decreased activity levels, anxiety, depression, and disability.

Exercise can help you reduce pain and restore your mobility and activity to the highest possible levels. With treatment, the negative effects of chronic muscle and joint pain can be lessened.

Contact us today if you are suffering from chronic muscle or joint pain, to find out how we can help you end this cycle and return you to a more active and pain-free lifestyle.


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