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Chiropractic Treatments for Muscle Knots

By Sara Butler

At the end of the work day, you’re probably feeling a little stress. In many instances, poor posture and stress combine to create muscle knots in your neck, shoulders, and back. Muscle knots are a condition many chiropractors see day in and day out, which is why they have developed effective ways to treat these knots over the years. Here’s how the chiropractors at The Joint deal with those pesky muscle knots causing you pain!

Adjustments

Muscles knots can be the result of joint dysfunction and restrictions in the body. If those aren’t resolved, then there’s no hope the muscle knot will be resolved, either. Chiropractors will remove dysfunction and restriction through hands-on chiropractic manipulation techniques. Once those have been dealt with, then the knots themselves can begin to be worked on in order to release them.

Massage

People shouldn’t view massage as a luxury saved for spa days or vacations. Massage is a therapeutic technique recommended by many chiropractors and it happens to be a great technique in the treatment of muscle knots, too. A great massage therapist will know how to treat areas of the body that hold tension and muscle knots, and work to break the knot down.

Heat

Blood flow can be increased to the area affected by the muscle knot through the application of heat. It can also help to reduce pain and release muscle tension. Try taking a hot shower for a few minutes at the end of the day or use a hot pack to bathe the muscle knot in warmth for some relief. Don’t forget to protect the skin by placing a towel between it and the hot pack. Feel free to use a hot pack three to five times per day to help find some temporary pain relief between visits to the chiropractor.

Stretch

Trying a few gentle stretches can help to reduce muscle tension and relieve pain from muscle knots. Everyone should incorporate a daily stretching session into their routine as a way to prevent problems such as muscle knots. Discuss some simple stretches with the chiropractors at The Joint!

Ice It, Too

In addition to heat therapy, feel free to use a cold compress to help find pain relief from muscle knots, too. You can apply heat for 10 minutes, then switch to the ice for 10 more minutes to help.

If you are struggling with muscle knots, see a chiropractor at The Joint today!

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Richardson, Tex.

 

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