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Easing the Ache

By Jackson A. Thomas | Dec 10, 2020 | Reprint from Community Newspaper Group NE Iowa Health & Wellness

Muscle pain and muscle aches are part of life and can happen to just about everyone. Whether they’re from tension, stress, a sports injury or a medical condition, everyday living can sometimes be a literal pain in the neck — and exacerbate related bodily aches, too. These aches usually affect the support structures that allow movement in daily life: the bones, the muscles, the ligaments and the tendons.

Musculoskeletal pain can stem from various factors, including poor posture, repetitive motions, injury, overuse, and typical wear and tear. The whole body might ache, or there could be pain in a specific spot from a twisted ankle or a pulled muscle. If the pain is strong enough, it may even disrupt sleep and lead to fatigue. Luckily, there are many ways to treat musculoskeletal pain. Learn how to ease the discomfort with these methods.

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