Are you sick when you wake up in the morning? This is normal from time to time, but waking up in pain every morning can be a symptom of a deeper problem.
If you have morning sickness for no apparent reason, contact PerformaX Elite as soon as possible for help. We’ll get to the root of your problem and help you find relief so you wake up refreshed instead of sore in the morning!
My pain is always worse in the morning – why is that?
Sometimes your joint tissues become irritated from overuse throughout the day. When you sleep, you are almost completely immobile for several hours, which causes tissue inflammation to thicken and irritate the affected area. As a result, you wake up in the morning feeling stiff and sore.
In most cases, this feeling will quickly subside after you stand up and walk. This is because movement allows the inflammation to liquefy and reduce pain. A simple way to avoid waking up in the morning is to stay hydrated. Dehydration allows your body’s cells to function normally, while dehydration slows down chemical processes. This will prevent your tissues from becoming overly inflamed and will help ease the irritation.
Physical therapy and pain management – how can it help?
Your physical therapy regimen will depend on your unique symptoms and/or diagnosis. However, many physical therapists offer home treatments in addition to your specific treatment plan. Here are some tips your physical therapist can share with you on your road to wellness.
Get enough sleep. A good night’s sleep has endless benefits, especially when it comes to physical therapy. Getting enough sleep will increase your ability to exercise effectively, which will help you sleep better at night. Your sleep and exercise habits are intertwined, and the results of one will always affect the other.
Practice correct posture. Correct posture is a great way to avoid unnecessary aches and pains. If your job requires you to sit at a desk for long hours, or if you spend long periods of time sitting still, try getting up every half hour and stretching a little. By moving around and keeping your circulation going, you can ease joint pain. Lean into your desk, avoid slouching, and make sure your back is straight and your shoulders are back.
Maintain a healthy diet. Eating brightly colored fruits and vegetables can help reduce pain. These healthy foods contain more antioxidants and vitamins, which reduce inflammation that can lead to pain and irritation. A better diet can help you sleep better, and exercise will benefit your body even more, adding up to endless benefits.
I was diagnosed with a chronic illness. What should I do?
If your doctor has diagnosed a serious condition affecting your joints and tissues, physical therapy may be the most effective next step. This is a common and effective pain management plan recommended by most doctors. Here are some of the most common conditions that can be relieved with the guidance of a physical therapist.
All of these conditions can cause aches, pains, and stiffness. A physical therapy treatment plan for these conditions will focus on pain relief as well as increasing range of motion in your affected joints and limbs. They improve overall function and help return to normal range of motion.
Find relief with us today!
If you are experiencing constant aches and pains, it may be in your best interest to consult with a physical therapist. Your physical therapist will perform a physical exam to determine the source of your pain and create a treatment plan. Your treatment plan will focus on reducing your pain and improving your function, and your physical therapist will act as your support system every step of the way.
A treatment plan consists of stretches and exercises designed to help you recover from your condition. Additional treatment modalities may be added to the treatment plan if deemed appropriate by the physical therapist. If you are suffering from aches and pains, contact PerformaX Elite today to find out how we can help! We’ll get you back to living life on your own terms.