Accidents happen, but it’s important to keep in mind that there are ways of treating your injuries carefully and quickly. Whether you’re in charge of handling heavy equipment at work or sitting at a computer all day, a shoulder injury is painful and debilitating. However, there are a few things you can do to help speed up your recovery.
Sling And Ice
When your shoulder is injured, even the slightest move can cause pain. By wearing a sling, you’ll stabilize your arm and will be less likely to cause further damage. Once your shoulder is secure, apply an ice pack to relieve any pressure or swelling. Applying ice to an injury can also reduce bleeding into the tissues and decrease muscle spasm and pain.
Muscles that are injured, inflamed, or in pain can be greatly aided by massage. Massage therapy relieves pain, increases flexibility and mobility, reduces the chance of reoccurring injuries, and energizes the body and mind through relaxation and relief of chronic pain. All of our methods are non-invasive treatments with minimal to no side effects. As a component of a chiropractic plan, massage can help speed up your recovery.
Fascial Integrative Treatment, or F.I.T., is an innovative and advanced soft-tissue system that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, nerves and joints. It is a manual, hands-on therapy that corrects the dysfunctions that these soft-tissues can undergo.
By using F.I.T., our chiropractors are able to re-instate normal tissue flexibility and restore balance and stability to the injured area. We can also assess and correct problems in other area of the kinetic chain, which are often contributing factors to the problem. All of the areas of soft tissue that have become dysfunctional and are contributing to the specific injury are addressed, even if they have not yet developed pain.
Our chiropractic team of wellness doctors, Vasili Gatsinaris, DC, QME, James Kim, DC, Adam Abulghualya, DC, BS, ART and Caprice Leonard, MA, ATC specialize in chiropractic and wellness care, especially for workplace injuires. Our Irvine chiropractic office is located near John Wayne Airport, convenient for people living in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Tustin, Santa Ana and other surrounding Orange County communities.
Let our Orange County chiropractic team make a plan and treat your injury so that you are not restricted from your active lifestyle. To learn more about our variety of services or to schedule an appointment, take advantage of our Facebook new patient special and contact us or call 949-263-9003 today.