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3 Tips To Fix Nagging Aches And Pains

Hello friend! When it comes to nagging aches and pains, there are many reasons why you may be suffering. With regards to muscles and joints, those causes can be often be identified and fixed through exercises. That's what we do!

Let's pull back the curtain a bit. Here are 3 tips to fix nagging aches and pains.

1. Improve Relative Strength In a way, all the muscles in your body are playing a never-ending game of tug of war. If they're equally strong relative to one another, then everything is in balance and we don't experience pain.

However, if some muscles are stronger than others, we start to see imbalances. These lead to strong muscles overcompensating for weaker ones, creating a snowball effect that's a common precursor to pain and/or injuries.

Improving your muscle's strength relative to it's opposing muscles is one of the best ways to counteract chronic pain.

2. Improve Movement Patterns

Mastering certain movement patterns can greatly decrease chronic pain. We often don't realize it, but we can induce our own pain by the way we move. Doing things like walking with your toes turned out or sitting with a rounded back are everyday activities that many people do which lead to chronic pain.

When we move, think of all the muscles causing that movement as a business. When we move well, each department in that business is doing it's own job. Accounting does accounting. Marketing does marketing.

When we don't move well, departments start trying to do each others' jobs. Sales starts trying to do accounting. IT starts trying to do marketing. In other words, work is still being performed, but the results aren't good.

The goal of moving well is so that everything does it's own job, allowing for smooth functioning.

3. Understand Relative Mobility and Stability

Mobility is your ability to move through a range of motion. Think of trying to touch your toes.

Stability is the security of your joint through a particular range of motion. Think of your foot/ankle when standing on one foot.

All joints have mobility and stability. The healthiest, least painful joints have a good balance of both. We want a good amount of mobility, so long as it's accompanied by an equal amount of stability. Lacking substantial mobility or stability in your joints can leave you feeling uncomfortable.

Pain can also occur when our mobility and stability mix is of whack. You want a tug-of-war battle that ends in a stalemate between mobility and stability. Figuring of what you lack and improving it can help fix your pain.


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