Stretches which reduce pain from ANY disorder.
Pain in the body can strike at any age, and comes associated with a variety of disorders.
Neck and shoulder tension, wrist pain, and lower back pain are some of the common pain complaint reported these days, which have come with an increasingly sedentary lifestyle.
Pain from medical conditions such as arthritis, muscle spasms and sciatica can all stop you in their tracks when they strike.
Believe it or not, the best way to combat pain in all parts of the body is to stretch!
Stretching is a mini work out for each of your muscles, muscles need to be flexed on a regular basis like every other part of the body, but sadly with our modern lifestyles, many people are not giving their muscles the exercise they need.
Stretching does not have to be complicated or difficult, there are many simple stretches which are really effective in helping reduce pain in the muscles.
Best stretches to reduce pain
Turn the head to the right side slowly, hold for 30-60 seconds, and repeat on the left.
Tilt the head to the right, drape the right arm over the head, close to the left ear, and hold. Repeat on the other side.
With the top palm facing the body and the bottom palm facing out, try to reach the hands together behind your back. Hold thus for half a minute, and then switch sides.
Whilst kneeling, slightly bend to stretch out the spine.
With the neck in a straight position, bend over forwards while sat in a chair so that your fingers graze the floor.
Trunk Lateral Flexion
Sitting on the floor, bend the body to one side while the opposite side’s hand is diagonally above the head. Hold thus and then repeat with the other side.
Lying on your back with the neck and back down, fold the right ankle over the left thigh right above the knee, and hold. Switch with the other leg.
Start in a standing position, and grab the top of one foot with the correlating hand, bend the knee so it will point straight down at the floor, and hold. Repeat with the other leg.
Laying on a mat or on a soft floor, keep one leg straight, and the opposite knee brought to the chest. Hold and repeat with the other leg.
Plant one foot on the floor, and bring the other leg up, at a 90° angle. Put a band or towel around the foot to keep it higher, and hold. Repeat on the other side.
While sitting comfortablymin a chair or on a bed, cross your arms over your chest, look over the shoulder and rotate the trunk. Hold thus, face forward, and repeat on the other side.
With the toe on the wall and the feet planted, bend the front knee toward the wall, hold, and repeat with the other leg.
Use these stretches every day and will notice a reduction of pain in the body, as well and better flexibility and increased energy!