Are You Feeling Worn Down?
It’s the end of a long day. Your mind is tired and your body aches. You don’t remember any injury or incident really, it was just another day. You wonder if this is what it feels like to get old. But it’s not; at least it doesn’t have to.
The human body is truly remarkable. 200+ bones, 360 joints and more than 500 muscles all working precisely to make it move. Throw in the nearly 1000 ligaments and the roughly 2000 gallons of blood pumped per day and it’s a pretty complicated apparatus. The good news is, when it’s working well, it’s not fragile. The even better news is, when it’s working well the maintenance schedule is not super-complicated (move enough, fuel it right, recover fully, repeat). The not as good news is, once it’s injured, it can take a lot of work to fix….but perhaps the best news is, those aches don’t have to grow up to be pains….and pains don’t have to grow up to be injuries….if you know what you’re looking at and get after it early.
Your Body Was Built To Move
The human body thrives on movement; it relies on it. Without movement, blood and nutrients can’t get into the working tissues and harmful byproducts can’t get out. Without movement, soft tissues get stiff, joints can’t get through a full range of motion and instead of gliding, surfaces compress and grind. Sometimes you can feel this — a hitch or a catch gnaws at you. Sometimes you can hear it — with clicks and pops acting like warning bells. Sometimes, if you know what to look for, you can actually see it — the body is no longer moving like a body should. It’s not always easy to see, but it’s there, everything you need to know, the answer to the question: “why am I feeling like this?”.
Physical Therapy Can Help
Physical Therapists are conservative healthcare providers who spend years learning to understand the risks, read the signs, interpret the symptoms and alleviate the burden that results when a body isn’t moving like a body should. Although we have the knowledge and skills to help unravel pain anywhere along the risk to burden pathway, the earlier we are able to see the way you move, the better. Give us a call today at 901-756-1650 to see how we can help you!