The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made many of us in the United States have to adjust to homebound lifestyles, working from home, and a significant increase in time spent sitting down. This drastic adjustment has caused many of us to be sedentary, and with this comes pain. Our team at Miccass Physical Therapy does not want the current circumstances to cause you pain and would like to provide you with the tools you need to get back to an active lifestyle safely.
Tackling Aches and Pains Sooner Than Later
Over the past year, you’ve had to turn your home life upside down. From working from home to online schooling, you’re probably spending a lot more time sitting down. Sitting for too long is associated with risks of weight gain, heart disease, and chronic neck and back pain. When you are sedentary, your muscles can become stiff and weak. Muscle weakness can cause poor posture, leading to back and neck pain. Your spine can also get compressed from sitting, which can lead to serious issues like herniated discs.
Working From Home
Not everyone has an ergonomically-friendly home workspace, so your set-up may be causing you unnecessary pain. Making small adjustments to your workspace can make a world of difference when it comes to finding relief. If you are working on a laptop, try raising your screen and making sure your keyboard and touchpad are at a comfortable height in front of you. You may also find relief by alternating between sitting and standing throughout the workday. If you have any questions about how to further improve your work from home ergonomics or find relief for your pain, contact our team at Miccass PT today!
Returning To Activity If You’ve Been Sedentary In 2020
2020 was a tumultuous year for us all, and activity and exercise may not feel like a priority at this time. Especially with gyms being closed for much of the year, your motivation to stay fit may have gone out the window. Even with most gyms now being open, you may not feel safe going with COVID-19 numbers on the rise and at-risk loved ones at home. Luckily, there are many exercises that you can do from the comfort of your home to increase your activity levels that don’t require any equipment. However, if you are dealing with pain due to being sedentary for so long, it is best to consult a professional before starting a new routine.
Contact Us Today!
Here at Miccass Physical Therapy, we are offering both in-person and telehealth sessions and will help devise a treatment plan to manage your pain. We also offer private personal training so you can achieve your fitness goals, and get you back to a more active lifestyle safely. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, be sure to contact us today!