7 Most Common Hockey Injuries That Massage Therapy Can Help
Whether you’re new to ice hockey or you’re an old pro, you can suffer an injury that will have you on the sidelines all season. Because of the nature of this sport, there are 7 very common injuries hockey players all face. Knowing what they are can help you avoid them.
1. Back pain
Sore muscles in the back are undoubtedly among the most common injuries for ice hockey. While they do hurt, there are a number of ways to approach these back pain. Sports massage, physiotherapy, and chiropractic treatments can help you avoid spinal disc slips, joint, and ligament damage.
Ice hockey is a sport filled with repetitive motions. As such, it can cause repeated strains that result in long term damage and pain. Soft tissue and nerve tissue damage are commonly reported among hockey players. With treatment, you can prevent and restore muscles and joints to better health.
3. Pinched nerves
With billions of nerve endings in your body, it’s easy to pinch them while playing hockey. Pinched nerves in the back can lead to painful sciatica that can affect your legs. Relief is just a phone call away with In Your Home Therapy!
4. Neck tension headaches
The joints in your upper neck and those muscles too can all get super-tense while playing ice hockey. Whiplash is just as common in this sport as it is in car accidents but thankfully, there is relief and treatment to help you stay on top of your game in and out of the rink!
5. Thigh strains
In ice hockey, thigh muscles work the hardest. As such, these can get extra sore and overuse can take hold. Schedule a regular sports massage to help keep thigh muscles in tip-top shape!
6. Shoulder pains and aches
The way you hold your hockey stick can certainly affect your shoulders. It’s very common for rotator cuff damage and shoulder bursitis to impede your effectiveness in the rink.
7. ACL damage
With sports that require swift change of direction like ice hockey, ACL tears are extremely frequent. The knees are very susceptible and can be extremely painful when these injuries occur.
Thankfully, professional sports massage, physiotherapy, and even chiropractic care can help you continue to enjoy ice hockey. This strenuous sport requires attention to your physical care. By choosing our services to come to your home at your convenience, you’ll find increased flexibility to prevent future injuries, gain relief from aches and pains in your muscles, enjoy faster healing, boost your relaxation, and improve your circulation too. These all go a long way in keeping you in the best shape for your activities so be sure to give us a call to schedule your in-home treatments today!