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Why do I still feel tight when I stretch often?

Some people stretch several times per day and still feel that their muscles are stiff and painful. One theory for this is:

  • Muscle endurance is required to maintain our posture

  • With prolonged sitting/standing, these muscles fatigue

  • This causes them to tighten to “hold” the posture for us

  • Other accessory muscles kick in to help us continue the task

So what is the solution?

Strengthening! There is good evidence to show that strengthening exercises improve pain in the long term. You might benefit from a group exercise class. Or chat to your physio about the best way to build strength exercises into your routine at home.

If you need a physio Adelaide based you can call us on 7122 5250 for a chat or to book an appointment.

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