In combination with eating well and maybe taking pain relievers, physical therapy to targeted areas can strengthen your joints and muscles. This is very important for helping the area heal properly as well as strengthening it for the future. Not everyone is lucky enough to have access to a physical therapist, so these exercises are designed to help target the body where it needs relief the most. Muscle pain tips can only do so much, but actual physical therapy can work wonders!
Easy to moderate cardio activity is known to relieve joint pain. For those who have extreme difficulty navigating on solid ground can benefit from water therapy. Exercising in a pool feels like no effort is being exerted, but still strengthens every muscle you work.
Other types of light cardio include dancing, using an elliptical machine, walking at a steady pace, and using a mini trampoline to jump. These boost your heart rate, strengthen your bones, and prevent injury in the future. Regardless of why you experience muscle pain, tips like these can help your body heal faster.
Targeted Strength Training
Using gentle movements and deliberate contractions, you can strengthen your joints and muscles. Bicep curls are great for relieving any pain in the arms, and slight stretches are good for full body relief. Yoga and Pilates can be very therapeutic if done properly. There are a number of therapeutic yoga DVD’s available to help individuals with disabilities (minor or otherwise) experience the benefits of Yoga!
If you wish to join a class, many gyms offer classes designed to help relieve stress, tension, and pain. Some classes are designed to be very low impact so that they do not hurt the joints or muscles.
Targeted strength training is designed to reduce pain while strengthening your body at the same time. This is proven to give remedial benefits in addition to other major health benefits that cannot be seen in other forms of exercise.
Ideas For Remedial Muscle Pain Relief
- Use resistance bands and small weights.
- Do the moves slowly and focus on the contraction of the muscle.
- Choose low impact exercises that still increase your heart rate.
- Seek professional advice if possible to help with physical therapy.