- By Hand and Ortho
- Posted April 10, 2018
The Antidote to combat Soreness
Yesterday you overdid it, those squats/ that new exercise/ the yard work has done you in and you are stiff and sore, oh so sore. So a few options come to mind, grit it out pretending nothing happened and pray that no one will comment on your limp and grimace, double your shower time wondering what you have gotten yourself into, or take a few minutes and give your body a chance to loosen up.
Feeling sore, albeit bothersome, is a normal part of getting back to shape and getting faster and stronger. During exercise your muscles undergo microtrauma which then rebuild themselves better and stronger in recovery. The antidote to this soreness is to get moving. Go for a brisk walk and get your body moving. Once you are warm, you can include some stretching to loosen up. Now is not the time to retreat to your lazy boy and give yourself the day off.
The body is incredibly impressive with so much potential to be strong and well. Don’t let your momentum diminish on account of a little (or a lot) of soreness. Movement is king. Your muscles, your joints, your flexibility, and your overall welling being crave activity. The use it or lose it principle very much applies to your bodies overall fitness, so get moving.
If you are unsure how hard to push yourself, worried about overdoing it and paying the price after, or concerned about how your body will respond after an injury; let us join your path to a stronger you. We know injury, we know exercise, we know manipulation, we know pain, we know soreness, we know the role your mind can play, and best of all we know success.
Change, especially beneficial change rarely comes from maintaining the status quo. Don’t settle for unfounded limitations. We can help you make the changes that will provide the long term results crucial for your success.