Halloween is just days away, and while the festivities may look a little different this year, there’s no shortage of creative and safe ways to have fun on this special night. While our days are filled with carving pumpkins, picking apples, and stockpiling candy for October 31st, taking care of our own busy bodies can often fall to the wayside.
Whether you’re going out trick-or-treating or staying the night 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 also some of the many injuries we treat here at Airrosti!
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, swelling, bruising, and decreased range of motion.
Frightening Strains: While sprains and strains may sound similar, a strain will impact muscles instead of ligaments. Strains consist of small muscle tears caused by overextension or overstretching a muscle. Common signs of a muscle strain include pain, localized stiffness, and bruising around the strained muscle.
Bone-Chilling Back Pain: Back pain is often associated with other injuries like upper cross syndrome or disc herniations. Even slight changes to your posture or the way you walk can cause painful back injuries, especially in the lower back. Watch our Injury Spotlight video below to learn more about the common causes and signs of a low back injury:
If left untreated, these injuries can lead to chronic pain or more serious injuries.
Banish the Pain
Traditional treatment for sprains, strains, and joint pain usually consists of ice, rest, or painkillers. Even with conservative care, the pain can linger for weeks or months. Sometimes, the pain never fully goes away and can haunt the patient indefinitely.
At Airrosti, our providers can pinpoint the cause of your pain instead of focusing solely on the symptoms. Next, they develop a custom treatment plan to address the pain as quickly as possible. This myofascial release treatment is followed by specific customized active rehab exercises to help strengthen the area and help prevent future injuries. By combining hands-on manual therapy with at-home prescribed exercises, our providers can resolve many injuries in an average of three visits, based on patient-reported outcomes.
Call us at (800) 404-6050 to schedule your appointment today! We offer in-office as well as telehealth appointments to best suit your needs.
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