The summer months are certainly not the time to be filled and bogged down by joint pain. If you’re looking to stay active while also keeping your joints protected, our team at Advance Physical Therapy is here for you. Our team has the knowledge you need to keep moving without complication, and we’d like to share it with you.
No matter the season, taking the time to warm-up before physical activity is the first step in remaining pain and injury-free. Trying to move around with stiff joints is the perfect way to sustain an injury and experience pain. To prevent this from happening, we recommend incorporating the below into a brief 10 minute warm-up period:
- Static stretches at the end of your workout
- Dynamic stretches at the beginning of your workout.
- A quick jog or brisk walk.
Keeping up with your liquid intake needs to be a top priority in the summer months. Due to the warmer weather, your body will become dehydrated faster than it would in other months. Becoming dehydrated can lead to bouts of dizziness and even spells of fainting, which can damage your joints. Not only will staying hydrated help prevent this, but it also works to keep your joints lubricated so they can function without pain.
Try Low Impact Exercises
Activities like going for a run are great for your health in some aspects. However, the constant pounding against the ground can be detrimental to your joints. The same can be said for contact sports like lacrosse. Finding a balance between staying active without placing a burden on your joint is imperative to remaining pain-free this summer. Some activities you can try include:
Schedule An Appointment For Physical Therapy
Even after playing an active role in saving your joints, injuries can still occur. When this takes place, our team at Advance Physical Therapy can offer the treatment you’re looking for to become pain-free. Through the use of physical therapy, your condition can be greatly improved while reaping many benefits. These benefits may include the following:
- Regained strength
- Elimination of pain and swelling
- Improved flexibility and range of motion
You don’t have to choose between protecting your joints and being active this summer. If you’d like more information regarding this topic or need to schedule an appointment for physical therapy, don’t hesitate to contact our team now.