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Posted on 05-15-2018

Yard Work and Gardening: Alleviate Muscle Pain this Spring in Knoxville, TN

It is that season once again when the butterflies and the birds encourage you to step outside and enjoy the spring weather. Gardening and yard work are very popular activities this time of year here in Knoxville, TN. West Knoxville Chiropractor wants you to have your best spring season yet by taking care of your body when working outdoors.

Woman with back pain needs chiropractic care.

What Stretches Should I Do Before Yard Work or Gardening?

When you get ready to do some gardening or yard work, take a few minutes to stretch your muscles. A couple of self-hugs, windmills, toe touches and neck stretches will give your body a good start. We also recommend some deep breathing exercises. This will help your system warm up and get your blood pumping so to oxygenate your muscles. 

How Can I Reduce Muscle Pain After Gardening?

After you have been gardening take a warm bath with bath salts to help alleviate muscle tension and pain. You can also soak your feet if you are suffering from swelling or inflammation due to overexertion from standing or walking. If you have an extreme amount of muscle pain after gardening, it is time to contact your chiropractor. 

Should I Go to a Chiropractor to Help With Muscle Pain?

In addition to extreme muscle pain, we can help you prevent muscle tenderness to begin with. With regular spinal alignments, we can ensure your body is in proper alignment. This aids in reducing inflammation and improving circulation. 

Finding a West Knoxville Chiropractor

Here at West Knoxville Chiropractor, Dr. Nathan Leavitt is ready to help you get the most out of the spring gardening season. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Leavitt provides patients with drug-free pain relief from muscle and joint pain. We work with patients suffering from knee pain, neck pain, nerve pain, and repetitive use syndromes including carpal tunnel. Contact our West Knoxville Chiropractor office at 865-344-4032 for an appointment.

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