17 Jul Injured Working on Your Summer Body? Chiropractic Care Can Help
All across the Rio Grande Valley, residents are hitting the gym, running the local trails, walking at the parks, and getting involved in all sorts of physical activity in order to perfect their summer body. While exercise is definitely a great way to stay healthy, sports and certain exercises can lead to injuries to many parts of the body including the neck, back, and shoulders.
Whether the result of an accidental collision on the field, excessive strain from lifting too much weight, repetitive motion, or some other incident, a sports/exercise injury can really dampen your summer.
Thankfully, if you do happen to suffer some sort of back or neck injury while working on your summer body, the McAllen chiropractors at Hendrick Wellness Center can help to ease the pain of your injury.
Common Sports & Exercise Injuries Chiropractic Care Can Help With
From jogging and bike riding to competitive sports, summertime is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. Unfortunately, sports and exercise injuries can cause sudden spinal, muscle, and ligament issues.
Chiropractic care is a great solution to these nagging injuries that can leave you with back, neck, lower back, or even sciatic nerve pain. Some of the common sports injuries that chiropractic can help with include:
- Strains from Golf or Tennis
Individuals who play golf or tennis may place strain on their back muscles when swinging their golf club or tennis racket. This is especially true of individuals who have weak core muscles as an excessively aggressive swing can cause injury to soft tissue in the back and lower back areas.
- Weightlifting Injuries
Many weightlifting injuries occur as a result of heavy weight and bad form, so you’ll want to take it easy in order to avoid hurting yourself. This is especially true if you’re barely getting back into working out. Some of the most common injuries caused by weightlifting include:
- Pulled Muscles
Muscles all around your body can be torn from excessive weightlifting. The symptoms of a pulled muscle include a sudden onset of pain in the injured area, soreness, a limited range of movement, bruising, swelling, or even muscle spasms.
If you’re going to be lifting heavy, ask for assistance from a “spotter” and make sure you use correct form. Never lift more weight than you comfortably handle.
- Rotator Cuff Issues
This group of muscles and tendons in the upper arm work to keep the shoulder joint firmly in its socket. Individuals using machines such as chest fly reps need to be especially careful. Be careful when bench pressing as well; do not lower the bar too far as it can add stress to your shoulders’ joints and rotator cuffs. Pulling weights behind your neck down to your shoulders can also lead to injuries.
- Groin Pull
Your adductor muscles are located in your inner thigh. Straining or tearing these muscles can be caused by jumping or twisting which can come from activities such as boot camp classes or Zumba. If you suffer from a mild groin strain, you’ll generally recover within a few weeks. A severe injury may take 6 weeks or longer to recover.
- Competitive Sports Injuries
Summer is the season for sports. From track and field to basketball and summer league football, many children and adults are likely to be participating in some sort of activity.
While sports are a ton of fun and can help to keep you moving, serious injuries do occur. Whether it’s a collision in football, a fall in basketball, a tumble at the track, or some other sports-related incident, you can suffer a wide number of injuries including:
- Back injuries
- Neck Injuries
- Muscle strains
- Stress fractures
- Spinal subluxations
Hendrick Wellness Center Can Help With Your Sports or Exercise Injury
At Hendrick Wellness Center, our friendly and experienced McAllen chiropractors can help to identify the exact cause of your pain and help to treat the symptoms using a wide number of chiropractic techniques. An evaluation will help to uncover whether you need a manual adjustment, massage therapy, electric stimulation, or other forms of treatment to make you “whole” again.
At Hendrick Wellness Center, we’ll get you feeling healthy and great again so you can finish enjoying the summer.