Hiking is one of my passions. When it’s not too hot outside, I had to my local trails and immerse myself in nature. Hiking can be really rough on your body. Sometimes after a hike I come home and can barely move. My muscles are sore and my back hurts. Taking a warm bath seems to help, but it doesn’t completely solve the problem. When that happens, I know it’s time to go to my Mesa chiropractor for a visit. It doesn’t take long, and I’m in and out before I know it. A quick adjustment is all it takes to make me feel like a new person.
According to my chiropractor, it’s normal to feel some discomfort after exercising. If the pain is prolonged, it’s really time to talk to a medical professional, which is what I did in this situation. My chiropractor approved me to continue working out and hiking, as long as I regularly check in with him. He wants to make sure that we nip this in the bud before anything dramatic happens. I don’t want it to lead to any other reoccurring problems.
I’m planning on going hiking again next weekend, this time with a few of my friends. I think they’ve all been before, but maybe I’ll take them along one of the more challenging routes this time. I predict that we’re going to have a great time. I will try to be proactive about my posture while hiking, as I think that this could also be contributing factor. I’ve also purchased new shoes so that I know I’ll be getting enough support as I walk. If my feet are comfortable, I’m hoping that it will take some of the pressure off my back, quite literally. Using the right equipment is essential. If you don’t prepare yourself, it’s very likely that you will be injured while performing.