Summer is usually full of all sorts of different activities as people take advantage of the warm weather to play summer sports, to take vacations, to go on hikes, and more. Fun as all of these activities are, summer is also usually accompanied by all sorts of new body aches and pains as we use our bodies in ways that they’re not accustomed to. There are many common summer sports injuries that medical professionals and chiropractors treat throughout the season, from pulled muscles to tennis elbow and more.
Chiropractic care can help you both with recovering from summer sports injuries and in helping your body be better able to prevent them from occurring in the first place. Here are several of the most common summer sport injuries that chiropractors can help you recover from.
#1. Pulled Muscles
Pulled muscles are among the most common summer sports injuries – and injuries that people can experience in general, even if they aren’t sporty at all. You can pull muscles anywhere in your body. Pulled muscles happen when you tear a muscle as a result of overuse, inflexibility, and not taking the time to warm up properly prior to an activity. They can range from moderate pain to more serious pain, and you typically feel the pain immediately.
Chiropractors can help with pulled muscles by utilizing massage therapy. Massage increases blood flow to your pulled muscle, which accelerates your body’s natural healing process.
While most people associate whiplash with car accidents, it’s also among the summer sports injuries that people usually see chiropractors for. This is because many different summer sports, such as soccer, basketball, and other contact sports, can end up in all sorts of different collisions. These can result in your head rapidly snapping back and forth, like the crack of a whip, leading to whiplash. Many other summer activities can result in whiplash too, such as water skiing, tubing, and more.
Chiropractors can treat whiplash through a variety of treatment methods, such as chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, and more. It’s important to seek out care for whiplash sooner rather than later, as it can result in chronic complications.
#3. Tennis Elbow
Tennis elbow is another one of the most common summer sports injuries that people see chiropractors for. As the name suggests, many tennis players get tennis elbow, and since many people play tennis in the summer, it’s among the most common summer sports injuries. However, you can get tennis elbow even if you’ve never set foot near a tennis racket. This is because this injury happens as a result of when your elbow’s tendons get injured as a result of repetitive motions.
People experience shakiness and weakness and pain as a result of tennis elbow, which can make it difficult to grab or hold or turn things. While most people associate chiropractors with the back, chiropractors can also perform adjustments that help your body recover from tennis elbow.
#4. Shoulder Injuries
Shoulder injuries are very common summer sports injuries because so many different sports can hurt your shoulders. From playing volleyball on the beach to hitting a tennis ball back and forth, many beloved summer sports result in overworked shoulders that can need chiropractic care in order to get you back in the game.
Chiropractors can help with shoulder injuries through conducting chiropractic adjustments and through massage which can help with the strained muscles that can happen alongside a hurt shoulder.
Preventing Summer Sports Injuries With Chiropractic Care
Ogden Chiropractic can help you not only in recovering from all sorts of different summer sports injuries, but also in preventing them from occurring in the first place. The aforementioned injuries are but a handful of the summer sports injuries that chiropractors can treat – and help you to prevent. Many athletes regularly see chiropractors not because they’re injured, but to prevent injury by keeping their body in better condition.
With chiropractic care, you can enjoy better range of motion, learn proper stretching techniques that help your body stay supple and strong so that you can be ready to play, and help your body to recover sooner from all the strain that summer sports can put on it.
Do You Need Chiropractic Care?
Ogden Chiropractic is here to help you, either in recovering from common sports injuries, working to prevent them, or both. We offer a wide range of professional chiropractic services, ranging from adjustments to massage to advice on a healthier lifestyle. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.