Do you get more than just green fingers when you garden?
As the weather warms many of us will be dusting off our spades and unravelling our hoses in anticipation for a spring and summer full of gardening. As peaceful and relaxing as gardening can be it’s undeniable that it brings with it a lot of bending, twisting, reaching and pulling. Your back, upper legs, knees, shoulders and wrists, can all become affected. It is important to take the necessary precautions, before, during and after enjoying your favourite hobby.
Stretch - Before you even head outside with your favourite gardening attire give your muscles a good stretch. As with any activity, that will put stress or strain on your muscles, it is imperative to stretch. Warm muscles work more efficiently and are less likely to be injured.
Body Mechanics - Gardening is full of repetitive motions over time this can cause you a whole host of problems.
Whilst enjoying your garden try to follow the below principles:
Visit a Chiropractor - If you have injured yourself flexing your green fingers and thumbs or are interested in strengthening, or injury prevention, contact us at Wincanton Chiropractic Clinic. Doctors of Chiropractic are highly educated and specially trained musculoskeletal experts. If you experience any pain related to spring activities Wincanton Chiropractic Clinic would be happy to help. We can offer you advice, a free spinal assessment, individual treatment to suit you, alongside our other services that include yoga, pilates and acupuncture.
Let us help you to relax in your garden when all the hard work is done!