Regular Movement and Exercise can help relieve BACK and JOINT PAIN
Back and joint pain can rob you of life's simple pleasures — you may no longer look forward to playing with your children and/or grandchildren, walking your dog, gardening, golfing, or chasing a tennis ball across the court. Even the basics of getting out of bed, brushing your teeth or just making it through your day, like getting into the car or carrying laundry and groceries, can become sharp reminders of your limitations when you are suffering from back and joint pain. But the right movements and exercises performed properly can be a long-lasting way to subdue back and joint pain. Although it might seem that movement and exercise would aggravate the aching back and joints, this is simply not the case. Movement and exercise can actually help to relieve back and joint pain in multiple ways:
- It increases the strength and flexibility of the muscles and connective tissue surrounding the joints. When thigh muscles are stronger, for example, they can help support the knee, thus relieving some of the pressure on that joint.
- Exercise relieves stiffness, which itself can be painful. The body is made to move. When not moving or exercising, the tendons, muscles, and ligaments quickly shorten and tense up. But exercise — and stretching afterward — can help reduce stiffness and preserve or extend your range of motion.
- It boosts production of synovial fluid, the lubricant inside the joints. Synovial fluid helps to bring oxygen and nutrients into joints. Thus, movement and exercise helps keep your joints "well-oiled."
- It increases production of natural compounds in the body that help tamp down pain. In other words, without movement and exercise, you are more sensitive to every twinge. With it, you have a measure of natural pain protection.
- It helps you keep your weight under control, which can help relieve pressure in weight-bearing joints, such as your hips, knees, and ankles.
The above is my summary from an article that was recently published in a Harvard Medical School Special Health Report.
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