Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend.
I wanted to start the week off with a little tip on what to do if you wake up with neck pain from sleeping.
Enjoy the article and video!
In today’s video, I will explain in detail what to do about neck pain after sleeping.
#1 Thing To Do About Neck Pain From Sleeping
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I got Donnalee to demonstrate.
#1 – Neck Moving
Try to move your neck to a point that it will allow. There might be slight discomfort, but you don’t want screaming pain. Move your neck from side to side, lightly stretching the neck pain area or the stiff muscle area in the neck. Do one set of 5 repetitions, really light stretching.
#2 – Fingers into the Knot
Fingers into the Knot
Take your fingers and search for the muscle in your neck. Dig your fingers around and find the knot or sensitive muscle. Push into the muscle. It will be slightly uncomfortable. Wait for the muscle to relax a bit so it will decrease the resistance when pressing. Look for another spot in the area of that neck muscle and press on it. It will be slightly uncomfortable as the muscle is eases up, and then move onto another spot. Do one set of 5 repetitions, so 5 spots that you are looking for.
#3 – Ball Massage the Knot
If you have poor hand strength or grip strength, you can utilize a ball. Use any kind of ball, like a tennis ball, golf ball or baseball. Move the ball around the muscle, finding the knot area and pressing into it. There will be more pressure and will feel a slightly uncomfortable. Wait for the muscle to relax a little bit so the sensitivity decreases. Look for another spot. Do one set of five repetitions, looking for 5 sensitive spots.
Ball Massage the Knot
If you have poor movement in your shoulder or you can’t hold a ball, you can utilize a wall. This is another way of adding intensity. Place the ball between the wall and yourself. Move the ball around your neck muscle, find the sensitive area then press into it. Do one set of 5 repetitions, looking for 5 sensitive spots.
Rick Kaselj, MS
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