Whether it's leaning over a bassinet, lifting your baby from bed, swaying and holding, taking your children on long walks, or playing with them while they're running around, your body's going to pay the price.
If you're looking for some relief from your aches and pains, don't worry because we've got you covered. In this blog post, we’re going to tell you about the top 3 body aches and pains experienced by dads and what you can do about them!
Back pain is a common problem for dads. It can be caused by carrying the kids, lifting heavy objects, working long hours, as well as poor posture, especially for those who work deskbound jobs. Back pain can be very uncomfortable and make it difficult to do everyday activities.
Dads often experience aches and pains in the shoulder area due to a rotator cuff injury. Repetitive motions such as lifting a child or reaching for something overhead can cause the tendons of the rotator cuff to swell and get inflamed.
The best ways to prevent rotator cuff injury are the following:
Exercise the rotator cuff muscles to keep them strong and healthy
Avoid repetitive motions that put a strain on the shoulder
If you play sports, be aware of the movements that put stress on your shoulder
Warm-up thoroughly before participating in sports that use the same repetitive motions
If you do a lot of overhead lifting at work, take frequent breaks to give your shoulder a rest
While sports injuries might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of dads' worst body aches and pains, they can be debilitating. From twisted ankles to busted knees, sports injuries can take a toll on your body. And, if you're not careful, these can even lead to more serious problems down the road.
Ankle sprains, hamstring strain, groin pull, shin splints, and ACL tears are some of the most common sports injuries for men.
How to prevent sports injuries:
Warm-up before participating in any sport
Wear proper gear for your chosen activity
Listen to your body and take breaks when you need them
See a doctor if you think you have an injury
There are a variety of body aches and pains that dads can experience but these three are the most common ones.
You can often find relief from these pains by doing some simple stretches and exercises. You can also try using supports and braces to support injured areas and help alleviate pain.
Overall, with some simple self-care, dads can find relief from their aches and pains.