Are you someone who tends to be more active when the weather gets warmer? Well, you’re not alone, especially after the winter that we’ve had here in the Mid-Atlantic. And between the summer time sports mishaps and the sandals snafus, this heavily anticipated change in weather is the time when we tend to see large increases in orthopedic injuries.
The majority of individuals attempt to go from being completely sedentary over the winter months to no holds barred, full throttle spring and summer activities. This trend has all the makings of accident or injury.
Spring and summer season injuries and conditions can arise from an array of different traumas or repetitive activities. List below are several examples:
If you or your loved ones do end up taking a fall or experiencing pain after a warm weather activity, I suggest you do the following:
There are several specific warning signs that are good indicators that you may need immediate care – obvious deformity, joint instability, decreased range of motion and persistent joint swelling.
With all of this in mind, hop off of the couch and start enjoying this nice weather. It is long overdue!