As you think about the many ways to enjoy your summer, chances are that you are thinking of activities that are fun and can be completed outdoors, giving you a chance to experience the warmth of the sun on your shoulders and contentment in your heart. If you are imagining all of the fun that you are going to have, chances are that the thought of possible injuries is probably one of the furthest things from your mind. Due to the fact that your shoulder has a great deal of mobility, it is also one of the main areas likely to be injured during activities. Unfortunately, there are some sports that are more likely than others to cause you shoulder injuries.
If you love to participate in tennis, softball, swimming, volleyball or basketball, you know that your chances of suffering shoulder injuries are higher than average. Basically, any sport that involves some type of overhead arm motion will make you more susceptible to shoulder injuries. Even though these sports have a greater chance of causing shoulder injuries, since your shoulder is the most mobile part of your body, it is also at the most risk of injury. Most shoulder injuries are caused by 3 things:
- Trauma, such as a fall
- Repetitive motions
- Joints that are under too much stress due to improper conditioning or increasing the difficulty of an activity too rapidly
You probably have a shoulder injury if you experience numbness, tingling, pain, weakness, redness or heat, swelling or other discomfort in your shoulder. If you have these kinds of symptoms that are extending over a course of days, you need to come in and visit our chiropractic care center at Optimum Wellness.
When you come to us, we focus on finding the root of the problem by seeking out trigger points, narrowing down the problem, providing rehabilitation activities, and offering you strengthening exercises to perform at home that will serve to help you avoid further injury in the future. Let us help you get to the root of your shoulder injuries today.