I love being outdoors working in my yard or my garden this time of year! Now I’ll admit I don’t particularly love pulling weeds, but I do love how everything looks when I’m done!
Fresh air, dirt, sunshine, exercise…there is just something about being in nature!
As much as I enjoy it, yard work and gardening can also be hard work and can lead to new or worsening aches and pains for many. The good news is there are a lot of things you can do to prevent or minimize pain from gardening.
Today I’m going to talk about several tips and tools that can help…but keep in mind the most important tool is you! If you’re in pain you’re certainly not going to enjoy yourself. So these tips are just as much about taking care of yourself and your health, as they are about enjoying your garden and the bounty it will bring when both you and your garden are properly cared for!
Here are 9 of my best tips:
While our goal should always be to prevent pain, we will all experience pain from time to time. The real problem usually comes when that pain lingers for too long or prevents us from enjoying our favorite activities. If we don’t take of those lingering aches and pains, it usually just gets worse in time and can start to impact our health in other ways.
If you have pain that has lasted for more than a few weeks it may be time to get some help, so you can get back to living the life you want. Even if your situation feels hopeless or you have been suffering for years…there is almost always something that can be done.
If you’re unsure if something like Physical Therapy can help you, I’d be happy to talk to you on the phone for a few minutes first or have you come in for a Free Discovery Visit. This gives us the opportunity to discuss your problem, find out what’s wrong and what it might take to fix it.
Just give us a call at 503-744-0046 or HIT REPLY to this email and let us know.
"Helping active adults overcome persistent aches, pains and injuries, so they can get back to the activities they love and improve their health naturally - without pain medication, injections or surgery."
Oregon City, OR
Dr. Julie Krueger