Many people suffer from muscle stiffness in the morning. There are many reasons for morning muscle stiffness such as; poor sleeping positions, arthritis, obesity, poor diet, dehydration and having a sedentary lifestyle.
Listed below are examples of ways to decrease muscle stiffness:
- Applying heat
- Stretching throughout the day
- Improve sleeping position- such as, sleeping on your side with a pillow between your knees.
- Taking a shower/bath in the morning followed by stretching
- Being active throughout the day
To learn specific exercises that can help decrease your morning muscle stiffness, make an appointment at Harbor Physical Therapy. The physical therapist will create a home exercise program and educate you on specific ways to help reduce your discomfort.