Sprains, strains, and tears, oh my! No one wants to spend spooky season in pain when there’s pumpkins to be carved, cider to be drank, and tricks to be treated. However, injuries can occur anytime, and it’s best to know how to identify them!
Whether you’re going out trick-or-treating or staying in, don’t let pain haunt you this Halloween!
Common Haunting Injuries
Whether you’re running through a corn maze, picking up pumpkins, or bobbing for apples, monstrous injuries can strike at any time. You’re just a trip and fall away from being cursed with debilitating pain. There are many potential injuries that can cause you to shuffle around like Frankenstein’s Monster. Luckily, these are a few of the many injuries Airrosti can treat!
Spooky Sprains: Sprains are damage to one or more ligaments that surround the joint. They are often caused by trauma or overextension of the joint. Common sprains, like ankle sprains, often present symptoms of pain, inflammation, possible bruising, and decreased range of motion.
Bone-Chilling Back Pain: Back pain is often associated with other injuries like Upper Cross Syndrome or disc herniations. Many factors can cause back pain, especially in the lower back injuries. Poor posture and sleeping positions are often associated with back pain, as well as incorrect form when working out or performing repetitive movements.
Alarming Arm Pain: There are many injuries that cause arm pain, such as bicep/tricep tendonitis and a rotator cuff or elbow injury. Arm pain can be the result of overuse or stress from repetitive actions. You may find yourself having some sort of arm injury if you play sports such as tennis, golf, or swim. Watch our Injury Spotlight to learn more about the common causes and signs of an arm injury:
If left untreated, these conditions can lead to chronic pain or more serious injuries.
Banish The Pain
Traditional treatment for most mild sprains consists of a combination of ice, rest, or painkillers/NSAIDs. However, more moderate to severe injuries can often last several weeks to months. This opens the possibility of your pain developing into a chronic condition that may require serious intervention such as injections or surgery.
At Airrosti, we work to resolve your pain directly at the source. Whether it’s in-clinic or virtually, our Providers will create a personalized rehabilitation routine for you, full of exercises and stretches to help relieve pain, strengthen your afflicted areas, and prevent future injury.
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