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Old age is not an excuse for pain!

Updated: Nov 14, 2022

Too often people come into my office with aches and pains and they blame it on getting older. Sure as our body gets older, it does require a little more attention, a little longer recovery time, and more careful thought before participating in activities, but that shouldn’t stop you from doing the things you love.

If you are a 53 year old who still loves to run, then run. If your knees are bothering you while running, consider switching from pavement to grass or trail runs. If you are a 42 year old and love to lift weights, then still lift weights. If your back hurts more the next day, consider backing off on the amount of weights or reps. If you are 65 and want to keep up with the grandkids, then get the care you need to keep up with them.

We all wish we could run, jump, climb, and take falls like we could when we were 10. You can still do all of those activities, just perhaps not as intensely. You might need to take extra water breaks, do some more stretches beforehand, or apply some ice afterwards, but pain shouldn’t be an excuse.

Listen to your body. Take care of your body. But movement is a good thing, working out is going to increase the longevity of your life more than sitting on the couch. Little aches and pains are going to go away, but your memories of having fun are going to last forever.

Keep moving. Stay active. Make modifications if necessary, but stop using pain as an excuse. Get the care you need if you are hurting. But movement is medicine and movement is going to keep your muscles, bones, and joints healthier than if you didn’t move them at all.

If you need us, we are always here for you! Let us help you get out of pain and back to doing the things you love. If those little aches and pains won’t go away, then give us a call at (615)-900-5187. We would be happy to help you now, so you can enjoy a longer life later.

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