Summer is when everyone wants to get back outside, play beach volleyball, run along the lakeshore, and more. However, this sometimes means using muscles that you haven’t used in a while. Sports injuries are very common, particularly during practices. Specific injuries include sprains, swollen muscles, fractures, dislocations, and more. The good thing is that there are things you can do to minimize your risk for injury.
Some basic tips include eating a well-balanced diet, drinking plenty of water, and wearing shoes that fit well and absorb shock. On the exercise front, be sure to include a warm-up and cool down, flexibility exercises, and cardio/strength training in order to have a full body workout. In doing this, understand your body’s limits – do not attempt to do a week’s worth of activity within a day. Following these guidelines will help you avoid sports-related injuries this summer!
If you do sustain an injury, be sure to see someone right away rather than prolonging the injury. Chiropractic care can be a great solution to sports injuries because we address the whole body rather than the specific injured area. With this, we look at the relationship of the injury to the rest of the body. By using non-invasive treatments over surgery, you hugely reduce the risk and number of side effects, as well as save money by avoiding costly hospital stays and medical bills.