These Simple Exercises Can Relieve Neck, Waist, and Knee Pain

Experiencing pain in the neck, waist, knees, and hips is a common occurrence. (Image:  pexels  /  CC0 1.0)
Experiencing pain in the neck, waist, knees, and hips is a common occurrence. (Image: pexels / CC0 1.0)

Experiencing pain in the neck, waist, knees, and hips is a common occurrence among the elderly. However, these type of ailments are also increasingly common in younger people. A person’s lifestyle can go in a tailspin if the body is constantly bothered by neck and shoulder pain, dizziness, tinnitus, or difficulty walking.

Here are five exercises that can help relieve these types of pain once you start practicing them diligently. For those with minor symptoms, the exercise may even cure the pain. For people with more serious conditions, they should consult their doctors to determine whether exercise is appropriate.

Exercise to relieve cervical vertebra pain

Relieve cervical pain

Walk with your hands above your head for 200 steps daily. You should also stand up after sitting for an hour and rotate your shoulders in a circular motion to relax the muscles. Also, it is highly recommended that you rub your neck until it becomes warm.

Exercise to relieve lumbar pain
Relieve lumbar pain

In the morning and evening, support yourself with your palms flat on a wall and do repetitive backward kicks 50 times for each leg. While kicking backward, you may notice some soreness in your waist. If this is the case, gently slap the point of soreness 100 times.

Exercise to protect the joints

Protect the joints

Stand with your back against a wall and slide up and down 30 times each morning and evening.

Exercise to relieve knee pain

Relieve knee pain

Slap each knee 30 times on the foreside, outside, and backside. Frequent slapping around the knee joints helps to enhance blood circulation, which helps to induce the secretion of joint fluid. Also, when sitting in a car or in front of a computer or TV, rub the foreside of your thighs to help improve blood circulation in your knees.

Exercise to relieve hipbone pain

Relieve hip pain

Stretch your body against a wall with your arms extended for 1 minute. Repeat this exercise 2-3 times a day. You may also gently slap the point of soreness at your hipbone 80 times at any time to help relieve the pain.

Everybody should be aware that the cause of pain is often a blockage of blood circulation due to cold or a lack of movement. Consequently, the most effective remedy for body pain is to sit less and to walk more.

The writer of this story is not a medical professional, and the information that is in this story has been collected from reliable sources — every precaution has been taken to ensure its accuracy. The information provided is for general information purposes only, and should not be substituted for professional health care.

Translated by Jean Chen.

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