Body pain and tension are what you feel when you get cramps in your legs, pain in your feet, knees and hips or pain in your back and neck during the day.
Often you don’t know why you feel the pain, it kind of sneaks up on you. But you feel it most when you’re relaxing and not doing anything else, like at night or while you’re sitting.
Many of my clients have found relief at our office and quickly learn how to decrease the pain on their own with what we teach them. With our help, they are able to take care of some of their major body imbalances.
These imbalances are from:
• muscles pulling
• bones stuck and not moving smoothly within the joints that surround them
• nerve irritation
• or joints not providing the proper cushioning because of lack of proper movement
There are things you can do on your own to manage some of these painful body imbalances.
Take a look at one of my body tension stretches. I love to share these tips to help you deal with many of the common pain symptoms I hear about.
The “Back and Hip Pain Relief Move”
Start in a standing position. We’re going to stretch the core postural muscles, called the Psoas muscles, which connect your legs and back and allow you to raise your leg at the hip joint. This muscle can tighten up when you sit too long which leads to pain in your hip and lower back, especially at night.
Action Step: Get into a lunge position with one foot forward and one back while you face forward. Lean your body back to fully stretch the muscle. Hold this stretch for 10 deep breaths. Do the same on the other side
For those suffering from achy and painful legs, take a look at how knee problems can lead to future pain. To find out the surprising information about what your body’s secretly up to, take our free quiz: “10 Questions to See if a Major Foot, Ankle, or Knee Injury will Stop Your Activity (and How to Prevent It)”.