Do You Have Aches from Standing on Hard Surfaces?
By Tom Herrin
Many people work on hard surfaces. That is a part of the modern workplace. Those who do line work, cook, or do sales work, among other things, may find themselves suffering from considerable pain and discomfort. Standing on your feet for the entire day can place tremendous stress on your feet, knees, and back. This is most pronounced among people who don’t have the outlet of walking around or mixing standing with an occasional sitting. Natural surfaces have much more give. This would include the ground itself or wooden floors that have more flex than we realize. Concrete surfaces themselves are relentless in their effect on our bodies. If this sounds like you, it may be time you looked into chiropractic.
The Floor Strikes Back!
Those hard surfaces have a way of providing a real beating for your back. In my case, my SI joint would really become sore and hurt. The muscles become tense and stressed. It may seem impossible to relax. Your chiropractor can loosen much of that tension with an adjustment. For me, loosening my SI joint provided tremendous relief. Any time you spend much prolonged time on a hard surface, regular adjustments can feel like a renewing experience. The soft tissue in the spine needs the opportunity to decompress.
You May Need Exercise More Than Ever
I find that when I have performed a lot of physically hard work, I benefit the most from exercise. It helps to improve the circulation and get those muscles working in a different way. Many people feel that they have stood on their feet all day long and had enough exercise. This is only going to result in more stiffness. Exercise can prevent that stiffness from occurring.
We All Need An Individual Health Program
Since we all have so many various kinds of demands, it is essential that we look at a plan for our own health that is specific. We have to ask ourselves just what we want to get out of it. Our focus should be improved health and greater mobility. Improving lifestyle is improving quality of living. We need to take a good look. It is more harmful to come home and collapse because we are so tired. Let’s look at why we ache and find ways to deal with it. At The Joint Chiropractic, you can receive affordable care with no insurance required. No appointments are necessary. Your chiropractor can assess your needs and develop a plan for you. Don’t let those hard surfaces beat you up. Take control and enjoy life.