Wrist Fractures are Common in Skiers and Snowboarders

 If you fall, your natural instinct is to reach out and catch yourself. Unfortunately, this can result in a fracture. Wrist guards can help, as can learning to tumble safely without putting your hands out first.

If you sustain a wrist fracture, massage can be beneficial in helping you to regain joint flexibility, and can help with the discomfort. Treatment can begin as early as 2 weeks after a fracture, with gentle massage.

Stretching and Flexibility Go Hand in Hand

Stretching before and after exercise, as well as on a regular basis during periods of inactivity will give you better posture, and fewer aches and pains.

Stretching increases blood flow and circulation to your muscles, but it also gives your brain a boost according to wellness experts, often leaving those who stretch feeling cheerier.

Periods of inactivity such as sitting are hard on your glutes and hip flexors, so standing up to stretch can keep them limber and less prone to injury when you do exercise.

You need a healthy, flexible back for nearly every type of activity, so giving your back a good stretch can prevent injury.

One of the best benefits of stretching is better balance. Especially for older people, stretching can bring your body back into balance which can help prevent falls.

If, after stretching, you are still feeling tight, sore, or your range of motion isn’t what it should be, come in for a good neuromuscular massage. Massage reduces pain and increases range of motion.


What Can Neuromuscular Massage Treat?

Excess tension in muscles causing pain.

Restricted blood flow which delays healing.

Restricted range of motion in the joints limiting activity.

Compression of structures upon nerves causing sharp pain.

Postural distortion caused by overuse of muscles on one side, and underuse on the other.

Referred pain where trigger points of high electrical activity sends pain to other areas of the body.

Musicians Often Have Pain in the Hands and Wrist

Musicians who must grip an instrument often have pain in the hands and the wrists.

One cause is joint misalignment at the base of the thumb. Neuromuscular massage can loosen the overused muscles in the area, allowing the joint to rest naturally in its correct place.

Another cause is prolonged muscle tension in the muscles of the thumb. Neuromuscular massage can ease the tension between the muscles that control the complex motion of the thumb.

Playing a musical instrument requires repetitive motion. There’s no need to do so, in pain.