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February, 2020

Helping You Heal Your Sprained Shoulder From Work

Monday, February 10th, 2020

workers comp oceansideGoing back to work after a shoulder sprain is certainly a difficult task for anyone to accomplish. A shoulder sprain occurs when there is a tear of ligaments in the shoulder. These ligaments are bands of tissue that connect bones inside or around the shoulder joint. The most important of these joints is the AC joint. This joint is where the acromion meets the clavicle. When you experience a shoulder sprain, it can be one of the more common injuries that are sustained while on the job. Comprehensive Healthcare Group offers Workers comp in Oceanside and can help you to heal your sprained shoulder. Shoulder sprains can be broken down into three different grades:

  • Grade 1 sprain: The ligaments of the AC joint become partially torn, or stretched out, but they do not separate. 
  • Grade 2 sprain: The ligaments tear and create swelling/pain.
  • Grade 3: Your AC joint becomes completely divided.
  • Grades 4, 5 and 6: These are far less common, but they involve a complete tear of the ligament, separation of the AC joint, and muscle detachment from the collarbone.

Shoulder Injuries at Work:

To prevent a shoulder injury at work, you may need to make some adjustments to your daily work routine. If you are experiencing shoulder pain throughout the day along with persistent pain, swelling, or bruising around the joint or arm, or if you are unable to use your arm, carry things or raise your arm, you may have suffered a shoulder injury from working and require workers comp in Oceanside for proper treatment. The previously stated symptoms are hindering you from performing at work and, if left untreated, it could lead to a worse sprain than you already had or can lead to the risk of further injury. You can see all the benefits of workers compensation in Nassau, NY from our doctor who accepts workers comp! Don’t let your shoulder injury bring you down!

How Can CHG Help?

Comprehensive Healthcare Group has been one of the most trusted names on Long Island healthcare for over twenty years. Our group provides both traditional and holistic medical treatment throughout Long Island. Comprehensive Healthcare Group can provide a variety of treatments for all patients depending on their shoulder sprain. After your diagnosis, we can provide you with Physical Therapy, Trigger Point Injections, Joint Injections, and Kinesio Taping Method/Muscle Strapping. If you are looking for workers comp in Oceanside, look no further than Comprehensive Healthcare Group. Our workers comp chiropractor can help you recover! Learn all about the benefits of workers compensation in Nassau, NY! Contact us at our Oceanside location, 516.764.7760, or on our website today!

Spring Sports Safety

Saturday, February 1st, 2020

The snow has melted, the days are getting longer, and the birds are chirping-- spring has officially arrived! What better way to kick-off the season than with spring sports. Early morning hockey practices are dwindling, and sunny days spent on the baseball field are quickly approaching. Although spring sports bring a lot of excitement and are a great way to spend time with friends and family, they can also be hazardous. It is critical not to ignore the injuries you, or a loved one can face. If you find yourself in need of physical therapy consider contacting Comprehensive Healthcare Group to get you back on your feet. To ensure a smooth, fun, and safe transition to spring sports, review these tips. 

Check Equipment

If you have children who participate in spring sports, it is important to recognize they will likely grow out of their athletic equipment. It has most likely been a few months, or maybe even years, since they tied their laces and wore their helmets. Before leaving the house make sure you check every piece of equipment from their shin guards to their gloves. Not only to ensure they are a perfect fit but to check for wears and tears that may need replacement or repair. If footwear items have been recently purchased, make sure they have been “broken into” before the first sports practice to avoid sores. 

Checking equipment does not only apply to fast-growing children-- adults must be properly protected too. Before leaving your home for a game, practice, or even the gym, make sure your attire fits appropriately and is functioning. There is no point in wearing protection pads if they are overly-worn and damaged. No matter your age or activity, be sure to check your equipment thoroughly. 

Inspect Your Field

In areas that are susceptible to more extreme winters, outdoor fields may not be in optimal condition at the beginning of the new season. Be sure to have a coach, referee, parent, or yourself, inspect the playing fields for debris and damage to the surface. Engaging in athletic activities on safe, stable surfaces is an easy way to decrease the risk of non-contact injuries such as sprains and tears in the foot and ankle. 

Conditioning

Consider starting the season with low-intensity exercises. Off-season conditioning is wise and can be very helpful, but athletes are not in perfect shape year-round. Participate in strength and conditioning exercises directed towards the demand of the specific sport.  Comprehensive Healthcare Group advises athletes to increase the intensity of workouts to avoid overuse injuries gradually. 

Always Perform a Cool-Down

A light stretch and mellow exercises after intense workouts help loosen muscles. This tip is especially important towards the beginning of the season as sport-specific muscles will be sore. For example, a softball player’s arm may be sore and tight after performing a variety of exercises at the gym all winter that did not specifically cater to that affected area. Therefore, it is critical to stretch before and after athletic activity to prevent aches and strains. 

Sunscreen and Hydration

Whether you are on the field, on the sidelines, or in the crowd, all attendees to all spring sports games must stay hydrated and wear sunscreen. The cloudy early spring days are misleading-- you can still get a sunburn! Heat exhaustion begins as muscle cramps and can escalate very quickly and can lead to a heat stroke. The team at Comprehensive Healthcare Group encourages athletes to stay protected and hydrated this season to stay safe, stay in the game, and keep performing your best. 

We Can Help

Spring sports is an exciting time for all and are a great way to get outside and enjoy the weather. Although spring sports bring a lot of joy and excitement, they can quickly lead to tragic accidents if you are not safe or prepared. By following these tips, we hope you and your loved ones have a fun and successful season! If you find yourself in need of physical therapy consider contacting Comprehensive Healthcare Group to get you back on your feet. Make an appointment with one of our specialists today.