Put Morning Soreness to Bed
You are not alone if you really have trouble getting out of the bed because of the muscles or joint pain you experience in the morning. Waking up with soreness in the back, knees, or feet is all too common at times, especially among individuals suffering from rheumatism, arthritis, other issues, or just chronic pain and stiffness. While most people associate morning joint soreness with old age, according to chiropractors, morning stiffness can be an indication of worn joints, muscle tightness, or inflammation from arthritis. Your chances of having arthritis and the pain that accompanies it, increase with both weight and age, the less healthy you are the more you’re at risk. The most common symptoms that people find affecting them are the following:
- Joint pain, stiffness, and swelling
- A compromised range of motion
- Redness of the skin around the sore joint
- You feel fatigued and have a slight fever
- Experience a lack of appetite and subsequent weight loss due to the inflammation the immune system’s activity causes
We’re all a bit stiff when we wake up from time to time, and this is generally going to fade away with time as you’re awake, it should take no more than 10-15 minutes to subside. Unfortunately, some chronic issues like osteoporosis and arthritis can trigger morning stiffness that may last more than for a long, uncomfortable hour. Some medications can help manage arthritis pain and inflammation, but unfortunately, you can’t reverse the effects of joint aging and stiffness can still occur.
How to deal with your Morning Soreness
There are always alternatives you can take to try and find the results that you’re looking for. There are always alternatives to taking OTC painkillers or muscle relaxants to put morning soreness to rest, but these are really the last option that you want to avoid as much as you can. Do keep in mind you won’t get any better if you live a sedentary life, have a poor diet, or don’t work out or burn energy somehow through the day. The climate you’re sleeping in can also contribute in some small way. Consider these practical tips of putting morning soreness to bed:
- Start out with slow movements and a nice warm shower to get you loosened up and feeling good.
- Consume anti-inflammatory foods such as ginger, turmeric, berries, and green tea and avoid fried foods, processed foods, dairy products, and high intakes of red meat.
- Research suggests that consuming antioxidant-rich foods and a gluten-free diet may improve arthritis-related morning soreness and help reduce inflammation.
- Consult with your physician first to see what they can suggest and if you have any conflicts with medication or something else.
- Staying active will help keep your joints flexible and strong, activity is so important.
Seeking regular chiropractic care can address and resolve the root problem of morning soreness. That along with regular physical activity and a good eating routine can truly change your life, you’ll have more energy than ever before and actually be able to sleep from the time your head hits the pillow until your alarm goes off. You’ll be able to wake up feeling good and ready to take on the day!