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3 Things To Do If You Have Pain From Shoveling Snow

3 Things To Do If You Have Pain From Shoveling Snow

  1. The first thing you should do if you are injured after shoveling snow is the last thing you want to hear, ice the injured area. I know, I know you were just outside and it’s winter, but here is the thing, whether you you have a simple strain or a more serious sprain inflammation is setting in and Ice is the best non-medication at home treatment you can do. But a hot pack feels really good you say, well of course it does you just came from outside and the last thing you feel like doing is sitting down with a bag of ice. But heat is going to bring more blood to the area and increase localized swelling ultimately making things worse. Ice on the other hand will decrease localized swelling, pain and discomfort.
  2. The second thing you should do after a night of icing is to get into your Chiropractic doctor and get checked out. Here is the thing, if you wait to “see if it gets better” or just take a handful of pain medication you aren’t fixing the problem and you are setting yourself up for repeat injuries. Your Chiropractor will be able to tell you exactly what went wrong, how to fix it and how to prevent it from happening again in the future.
  3. After you have sat down with your Chiropractor and come up with a solid treatment plan a nice massage might be in order, especially if you are suffering from muscle spasms.

We hope you found this article on 3 Things To Do If You Have Pain From Shoveling Snow helpful.

If you’ve been injured while shoveling snow in Minnesota (or anywhere!), give Moe Bodyworks a call, and we can help you to feel Happy and Healthy!

 

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