Spring is underway, and with warmer weather comes more time spent outdoors running, hiking, cycling, or starting a landscaping project.
These activities are great ways to spend more time with family and get some fresh air, but they also come with risk of injury.
Whether you’ve pulled a muscle or done more damage, being laid up for the summer is no fun. Make sure you take care of your body by healing properly and getting the care you need to get back to the activities you love!
What Happens When You Have a Muscle Injury?
When an injury occurs, soft tissue like muscles, ligaments, or tendons are damaged. This occurs through a macro or micro trauma. Macro is a large trauma usually resulting in a fracture, dislocation or laceration.
Micro is commonly referred to as an overuse injury. These types of injuries include tendonitis, bursitis, muscle strains and even disc bulges. Due to the constant repetitive stress, tissues break down over time and become weak. This also leaves them susceptible to macro trauma due to the weakened state of the tissue.
If you’re prone to injuries due to working out, weight lifting, or CrossFit, we can help you too! We understand that healthcare choices are critical decisions and that you have many different options for a chiropractor in Ann Arbor and the surrounding communities. If you have back pain, neck pain, or tingling or numbness in your hands and feet, it’s time to see a chiropractor. To schedule a complimentary consultation, where a conversation is never a commitment, contact us at 734-221-0362.