Picture this: You have just woken up...
…the day after your osteopathy or physiotherapy appointment and you’re wondering; why am I so sore?
You may be asking yourself why it feels like you have run a marathon in your sleep!
Didn’t you schedule in your treatment to help with your pain and discomfort? And, hope to get relief straight away?
The good news is THIS IS COMPLETELY NORMAL!!!
Why would this feeling be normal?
As strange as it may sound, it is perfectly normal to feel a bit battered and bruised after a session with your osteopath or physiotherapist.
In the treatment session your therapist may address any tight muscles and/or stiff joints within your body. They may use soft tissue (massage) and stretch the really tight muscles and mobilise (move) the really stiff joints.
For your muscles, getting a deep-tissue massage is similar to experiencing a tough workout. The muscles were stretched and manipulated during the session, and the massage increased blood flow to the area. This is very similar to what happens when you exercise!
For your joints, mobilisations may shift the joints around in directions they don’t particularly want to move in at that point in time.
Some interesting things you may not have thought of:
These factors can all influence post-treatment soreness!
What can YOU do to combat this soreness?
If you have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to contact us at the clinic. We are always happy to help!
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