Let’s talk pain for a sec 😬 👉🏻 Separate from acute pain caused from blunt trama (car accident, fall, etc.) chronic pain is our bodies’ indicator that something is out of balance in our musculoskeletal system, meaning certain muscles are compensating for the work that other muscles should be doing. You name it. Tennis elbow. Shoulder or hip impingement. Lower back pain.
So what’s the best way to deal with it? 🤔Most of us (myself included) want to run to the chiropractor or massage therapist when something feels out of alignment or tense or painful. And, while those options are okay once in a while for temporary relief, remember that, generally speaking, nothing that’s ever done TO YOU will ever permanently fix you. There really is no quick fix, guys. 🙅🏻♀️ I personally used to go get a massage once a week because my upper traps/ rhomboids were so over worked/ tight and wouldn’t turn off. What I didn’t realize at the time was that every muscle comes in a pair and just massaging the tight muscle all the time wasn’t going to do anything for me long term if I didn’t start learning how to engage the opposite (lazy) muscle(s).🙈 Once I figured out how to properly hold my shoulders in a safer, more balanced position while I stood upright (let alone did push ups/ weights/ pull ups etc..), not only did I stop having chronic upper neck and shoulder pain, but I started seeing more aesthetic results in my posture and upper body/ back (pretty soon after I might add). Basic awareness throughout your day goes a longgg way. 💯
Point is, if you figure out what your muscular imbalances are I.e. what muscles are overworked and which muscles are basically asleep and how to turn off the dominant ones and wake up the lazy ones, not only will you look better but you will have less if not non existent pain 🙌🏻 Instead of investing $ in temporary treatments for your pain, start being proactive about fixing your posture and body alignment. You’ll start seeing more results aesthetically, and simultaneously you’ll have less chronic pain. Two birds, one stone. 👊🏻 #worksmarternotharder #trainertiptuesday #moveu #pilatesplatinum