Muscle Stiffness After Working Long Hours

Has the pandemic glued you to your seat? Whether it’s a work seat or the seat in front of your couch, sitting for long hours can strain your muscles and make them feel stiff. Muscle stiffness is when your muscles feel tight and you find it more difficult to move than you usually do, especially after rest. You may also have muscle pains, cramping, and discomfort.

This is different from muscle rigidity and spasticity. With these two symptoms, your muscles stay stiff even when you’re not moving.

This condition usually goes away on its own. You may find relief with regular exercise and stretching. In some cases, it can be a sign of something more serious, especially if there are other symptoms present.

How to treat muscle stiffness at home?

You may be able to treat muscle stiffness at home with rest, massage, exercises and application of heat or cold. Check out our video on out Facebook page to see Rebecca with some great stretches and twists for your upper back (20+) Sports Focus Physiotherapy | Facebook

To treat this condition at home in lockdown try some of these simple remedies- and come in to see us if your stiff muscles don’t ease up

– Apply heat or cold to affected area

– Stretches

– Thighs

– Neck

– Lower Back

How to prevent muscle stiffness?

– Practice good posture

– Take regular breaks

– Use ergonomic furniture

– Eat a healthy diet

Book an appointment for any of the above with our skilled Physiotherapists at Sports Focus Physiotherapy for a speedy recovery from muscle stiffness now: https://bit.ly/3jmyHOh

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