Is Stretching Your Only Option For Pain Relief?

While stretching can reduce pain and inflammation within a muscle or around a joint, at Solid we also utilize mobilization techniques to achieve the same results.
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Often times, people stretch to reduce the tension they feel in their back, hips, shoulders, or any other problem area. However, due to poor posture and movement patterns, that stretching is doing more harm than good. This is because if a muscle is overstretched, it’s unable to provide the necessary support to the joint it surrounds and connects to. This is the case for a lot of people with lower back pain.
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Now you might be wondering – if stretching isn’t the best thing, what is? The answer is mobilization. Through proper mobilization and tension release techniques, you can achieve pain free movement by allowing the joint to function more freely and efficiently.
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While we aren’t saying you should avoid stretching altogether, it’s important to realize it isn’t your only option. If you are stretching day in and day out and not finding relief from your joint pain, let Solid know. We’ll be happy to show you quick, effective ways to get rid of that discomfort without having to stretch!