The days are shorter and the weather outside is cold. That means winter is here and with winter comes winter pains. Most people have shoveled snow and if you have not well you are one of the lucky ones. Shoveling snow can put a strain on your back, shoulders, and chest. 11,500 people are treated for snow-shoveling injuries each year. Learning how to shovel snow the right way can save you a lot of pain this winter. Aside from snow, ice can also be very dangerous. Walking on ice takes a toll on your muscles because you tense your body to brace for a fall which at the end of the day makes you feel achy. While you are tense walking on the ice you are more likely to pull a muscle if you fall then if your body was relaxed.
Pulled muscles are very common but range in severity from grade one to grade three, each case is different. The usual remedy for these pulls is ice, rest, and compression. But sometimes the treatment may include physical therapy and the team at Advance Physical Therapy with four convenient locations in Astoria, Valley Stream, Wantagh, and Lindenhurst are ready to help. The goal for grade one strains would be to manage the inflammation and the pain in the affected area. Your physical therapist will work with you and determine which treatment is right for you, whether it is ice or heat for your stage of healing. They may also massage the injured area depending on the time since the injury occurred and where you are in the healing process. If you are looking for physical therapy near Babylon then our location in Lindenhurst is right for you!
Give us a call today to make an appointment and start your physical therapy today!