Whether you have just 5, 10 or 15 minutes, these pain relief workouts can help


Original Post: https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/18/health/pain-relief-neck-back-knee-workout-wellness/index.html


Pain can strike at any time -- a stiff neck when you sit down at your work desk, a nagging shoulder pain as you reach for something out of the cupboard, a sore back when you're trying to fall asleep. Even knee pain can hit during the first step of a jog or first round of squats in your workout. (Always check with your doctor if you feel a sharp pain or if you've had chronic pain for more than a few days.)


There are some exercises and stretches that can help alleviate and prevent pain, including those that strengthen the core of the body and lengthen the limbs, back and neck. Whether you can only spare a few minutes or you've got enough time for a 15-minute workout, for relief check out our quick routines that target neck, back and knee pain:
  • Chin-tuck stretch
  • Side neck pull
  • Standing leg lifts
  • Standing hamstring curl
  • Half roll-down
  • Shoulder boxes
  • Wall squats
  • Inner thigh leg lifts
  • Marching bridge
  • Superwoman/superman
  • Swimming
  • Plank
  • Eagle arms
  • Calf and heel raises
  • Bird of paradise with modifications