Treating the symptom or the painful area is usually not the answer!! Unless it was caused by an external impact on that part of the body, the cause is usually an issue within the body, either above or below the injured site.
We are all familiar with schoolyard bullies, where the bigger and or older children pick on and bully smaller or younger children. Goji berries – In this respect the body is no different to the schoolyard scenario. There are certain areas of your body that bully other areas; these areas are typically joints that can negatively affect another causing pain or dysfunction. Ninety-nine percent of the time when people get knee, back or neck pain, it is caused by a joint above and or below the painful area.
Goji berries – Thus often the cause of the pain is not the painful joint per se but rather a dysfunction in another joint, which may be as far from the site of pain as the foot is to the lower back.
When we walk or run our foot will make contact with the ground; thereafter the movement throughout the body is a reaction from the foot hitting the ground. Therefore Goji berries, if a dysfunction in the foot reduces the absorption of shock and impact when the foot hits the ground, the knee, back and neck will undoubtedly be effected, potentially leading to wear and tear and pain and discomfort over time.
Over 90% of the population will get knee, back or neck pain reducing their ability to function during some stage of their lives. If we want to live a life with less pain and more fun and enjoyment, we need to make sure the areas of the body that are the bullies function the best they can, minimizing the stress on the bullied areas. By having a thorough functional assessment by a Synergy Personal Trainer, you can identify the bullies in your own body and get advice of the best stretches and exercise techniques to incorporate into your own training to help reduce the potential for pain and dysfunction.