Raasay Waters Sports Therapy Cape Town

Muscle Imbalance

Muscle Imbalance

If you know you have “muscle imbalance” you will have pain especially joint pain in your hip or any other joint in your body.

Muscle imbalances not only cause pain but can negatively influence your overall health, wellbeing and postural alignment. Poor posture as a result of muscle imbalances causes extra stress on your muscles, tendons, joints and does not sufficiently support your internal organs.

Muscle imbalances in the body occur when certain muscles become short and tight while the opposing muscle often becomes long and weak. Short and tight muscles are usually the postural muscles of the body and the long and weak muscles are usually the “the lazy” muscles of the body.

We go to focus on exercise as a first option of treatment. The good news is that exercise can help reduce and even eliminate muscle imbalances. You can exercise weaker muscles to catch them up to stronger ones and work to correct imbalances and maintain overall stability.

Other treatments to treat muscle imbalances are:

  • Sports Massage
  • Joint mobilizations
  • Manual therapy
  • Taping techniques
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Exercise therapy

We offer treatment for Muscle Imbalance in Cape Town