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5Self-Care for a Stiff Neck
There are many things one can do for a stiff neck like common self-care techniques. Rest is one of them. One should rest for at least a day or two to allow the strained and injured tissues to heal. This relieves muscle spasms and stiffness. A swimmer may want to avoid s=certain swimming styles or strokes to avoid head twisting for a few days. However, limit the rest to two days because inactivity can also weaken the muscles and prolong healing.
6Cold and/or heat therapy
Cold and heat therapy is excellent for stiff neck. It reduces inflammation. First, apply the ice for the first day or two immediately after the condition. Then start applying heat which increases blood flow and creates a good healing environment. One can use heat and ice alternatively.
Perform some gentle stretches as much as can be tolerated. This reduces the stiffness and restores the neck’s range of motion. Do not try your own stretches if you don’t know which to do because this can worsen the condition. Consult a therapist or a health professional. Gym trainers with relevant experience and knowledge may also be able to help. It is these very helpful stretches that are taught in the video.
8Low-impact aerobic exercise
While stretching can help, you can also indulge n low impact aerobic exercises like walking that is very helpful in relieving conditions of stiffness. Walking may not involve the neck but it promotes oxygen circulation to soft tissues throughout the spine. This helps heals a stiff neck.