Chances are your summer was full of fun, action, and maybe even injuries?! Yikes! If you suffered through a sports or just a general activity injury, you’ll need to slow down a little this holiday season and let your muscles rest and recover. There are several kinds of injuries you may have sustained, and there’s some practical ways to handle with them.
Sprains and strains happen when ligaments are stretched beyond their limits or even torn. This can cause painful swelling, bruising, and you may experience a temporary inability to move the joint in question. Another common injury is a knee related injury. Runners and bikers may experience tenderness near the knee cap or pain on the side of the knee. Lastly, swollen muscles can plague many individuals whether due to sports related or just daily activity. Swollen muscles can be a response to a one-time injury to the muscle and they are oftentimes painful.
How do you deal with injuries such as the ones mentioned above during this season? The number one thing to do as the weather turns cold and we’re forced to stay indoors is to rest and recover. By keeping off the joints and injuries that cause pain, our bodies are able to heal properly. Also, contrary to popular belief, it’s not a good idea to just push through a painful injury. If you are experiencing severe pain, numbness, or swelling and can’t put any weight on the area, seek medical treatment. An experienced chiropractor can assist in the recovery of injuries by providing sports massages, hydromassage, and regular adjustments. By being adjusted frequently, your chances of injury lessen significantly, and it also boosts your immune system! Talk about THOSE benefits.
So while you’re resting and stuffing yourself with all the holiday treats (yum!) take some time to get back in the game by resting up. Your body will thank you!
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