Standing and Pain: Can You Find Relief?

By Genevieve Cunningham

As we get older, we start to understand that pain comes with almost everything we do. Exercise? It starts to hurt. Rough and tumble play with your kids? Your body aches afterward. But to the surprise of millions, there's another extremely common activity that also comes with pain -- standing. If you've ever had to be on your feet all day, you already know that it comes with its fair share of discomfort. But what if you have to be on your feet every day? What if you rarely get a break from it? Are you doomed to a life of discomfort? If you would like to live a healthy and productive life, take a look at these tips for keeping your body pain-free and healthy even when you're constantly on your feet. 

Do You Stand Too Much?

So how much standing is too much? It depends on your body and its abilities. For some, a few hours per day may bring on discomfort. For others who are used to it, it may be an entire day before the damage is done. In a perfect world, standing would be something that we are able to do all day, but with adequate and lengthy rests broken up in between. No matter whether you are on your feet all day, most of the day, or just a little bit, the pain can creep in and cause long-term harm and discomfort.

Daily Ways to Cope

If you find that standing is a way of life for you -- maybe at your job or with a particular activity -- there are things that you can do to lessen the pain. First, try to take as many breaks as possible. Lean or sit when you can. When you can't take enough breaks, make sure that you're stretching the body to loosen tight spots and release tension. Be sure to include stretches for the back, neck, and the hamstrings -- three areas that are often afflicted. Finally, be sure that you're wearing supportive shoes that keep your feet and your back more comfortable. 

How Chiropractic Care Helps

Chiropractic care is a great way to ease the aches and pains that come with standing. Chiropractors gently manipulate the spine to remove tension and pain. When this is done on a regular basis, the tension from standing is continually removed. This can prevent the pain from building, and in the long run, it means a more comfortable body -- even if you have to stand often. Less pain, better health -- chiropractic care may be the perfect answer.

If you would like to try chiropractic care to ease the pains of standing, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without the stress and hassle. Standing can be hard on the body -- but of course, it has to be done! Get some relief and boost your overall health beginning with a quick stop at The Joint Chiropractic today.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Phoenix, Ariz.

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