Yard Work Can Cause Pain In The Back and Knees


occupational therapy passaic county njSpring very often means yard work. This is when you prepare your garden for the growing
season. Hours of bending and kneeling involve using muscles that have been inactive for
quite a while. Avoiding the back and knee pain brought on by doing yard work takes effort
and willpower. You want to get a task finished and work past the pain. When you overdo
it, the Physical Therapists at Elite Spine & Sports Care of Totowa are here to help. We
can design an exercise regimen to prepare your body before starting yard work, and for
easing the pain suffered as a result of strenuous garden maintenance. We are experienced
at relieving back & knee pain caused by yard work.


Yard Work Can Be Hard On The Body


Gardening brings great pleasure and a sense of accomplishment. It can also bring severe
discomfort to your back and knees. Straining muscles and joints by repetitive movement or by
by staying in one position for a long period can be painful. Why not prepare your body
for yard work just as you would for sports? It is a form of exercise and works your
joints and muscles just like participating in sports. Elite Spine therapists can show you
how to get ready for the job at hand.

If you should over work your body doing gardening tasks we can help to relieve any
resulting aches and pains with a program of physical therapy as well.


Try To Avoid Pain While Working In The Garden


A few ways to prevent back and knee pain during yard work can be:

  • Stretching before, during and after a big job will help to keep your muscles limber. You
    would do this in preparation for sports.
  • Don’t stay in the same position for long periods of time. Frequent breaks or changes in
    activity can help.
  • Remember your posture. Hunching over a task may seem like the natural way to complete
    a job, but you will feel it later.
  • Using knee pads helps provide relief to your knees and keeps them clean at the same time.


Physical Therapy Is Offered By Our Staff


At Elite Spine & Sports Care of Totowa our experienced Physical Therapy staff are adept
in preparing you for strenuous yard work and in relieving the pain you may suffer
afterwards. We want to relieve discomfort and allow you to return to a pain free life.
For expert assistance in preparation for, and relief from pain after yard work, give us a
call at (862) 239-1768 for an appointment.

Elite Spine & Sports Care of Totowa also offers other services to NJ residents. We have excellent Occupational TherapyChiropractic CareAcupuncture TreatmentPre and Post Operative Rehabilitation, and Massage Therapy.