Muscle pain

Almost everybody experiences sore, aching muscles now and then. Muscle pain (myalgia) can range from mild to excruciating. Though it often goes away in a few days, sometimes muscle pain can linger for months. Muscle pain can develop almost anywhere in your body, including your neck, back, legs and even your hands.The most common causes of muscle pain are tension, stress, overuse and minor injuries. This type of pain is usually localised, affecting one or more muscles or parts of your body

Osteopathy is often the treatment of choice for athletes, dancers, sports people as well as the general public.  This is because it deals directly with the tissues that are causing discomfort without the use of pain-killing drugs.  Treatment involves physically manipulating the injured muscles, ligaments and tendons.

These techniques, depending on the type of injury the client has, can:-

  • relax tight muscles
  • release trapped ligaments and tendons
  • reduce inflammation
  • improve circulation

Muscle aches and pains are among the most common complaints seen by osteopaths. They can involve single muscles or a whole muscle group.

What causes muscle aches and pains?

Muscles can become painful for a variety of reasons, such as:-

  • overuse
  • injury and trauma
  • bad posture
  • whiplash
  • overloading

When should I call the Osteopath if I have muscle pain?

musclesmallIf the pain persists for longer than three days, it is important for your Osteopath to assess it and give you a diagnosis and treatment plan.  Your Osteopath will then be able to advise you as to the level of exercise and training your body will be able to cope with whilst you are receiving treatment.  If any changes are needed in the way you work or train you will be advised accordingly.

Once the pain has been assessed and treated, regular exercise (even gentle exercise) can help restore good muscle tone.

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