Pain from Gardening and Yardwork

gardening back painNow that we are finally done with the longest winter in my memory, it is time for Summer activities. Summer’s arrival typically demands a lot of yard work and gardening. Many of us can’t wait to get out there and get started but, we often end up overdoing it. The constant bending, raking, weeding, planting and digging can present many painful reminders of our cold weather inactivity. Soreness in our joints and muscles are the most common symptoms.

Here’s a few tips to help you better understand what these symptoms mean:

  • ­If your area of complaint is relieved by a hot bath or shower and some rest, this injury is probably soft tissue related. This is a sign of a minor strain or sprain.  However, if the pain continues past a few days, call the office for an appointment.
  • If you experience pain and reduced range of motion in your joints or spine, which persists for more than a few days, this is a sign of a structural problem.  This is when you should come in for a treatment right away.

Cofrancesco Chiropractic and Healing Arts can be reached at 203-397-7767.

Stay Active – Stay Well!!

Dr. Lou