It is often believed that exercise causes pain, but actually the issue of pain is often rooted in a lack of flexibility. Flexibility is about the mobility of joints and the muscles’ ability to move freely around the joints, giving them the ability to achieve their full range of motion. If we lack this essential tool of flexibility, it can lead to compromised body positions and posture over time, resulting in pain and stiffness.
What if we could combat this stiffness and reduce pain just by stretching every day? Well, you can!
Perry Fine, MD, a board member at the American Pain Foundation explains that exercise helps to reduce one’s perception of pain and overcome limited mobility and functioning.
You can work on improving your flexibility in the comfort of your own home! Here are 5 stretches that can help you improve your flexibility.