Summer will soon be upon us and unfortunately so will joint and back injuries
associated with summer sports and outside work activities. It is hard for most
of us to believe that our muscles and joints aren't just as good this summer
as they have been for the past half dozen or so years.
When we push our body's joints and muscles beyond their aging and unconditioned
limits, injuries do tend to happen. Even though most physical injuries are not
seemingly severe enough for a visit to the doctor, even a minor injury should
be taken seriously if we want quick recovery and a minimum risk of re-injury.
FOR INJURIES INVOLVING SPRAINS, PULLS & BRUISES
- For the first 24-48 hours, use ice to reduce swelling and pain.
- Support provided by an ace wrap will also help to reduce swelling.
- After 48 hours, moist heat is helpful in increasing circulation and healing
- Limit activities to allow muscles to recover and to avoid re-injury. Pain
is the best indicator; if it hurts-reduce the activity causing the pain.
- After the pain has subsided, exercise the muscles gradually, starting with
FOR BACK INJURIES
With gentle spinal adjustments, most summertime injuries respond readily to
chiropractic care. If you or someone you know is suffering from a summertime
injury, please let our office help. Give us a call and we'll get you back into
the summertime swing of things before you know it!!