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Most Common Beach Injuries & How We Treat Them

As Memorial Day approaches, nothing beats Florida beaches in the summertime. The sand, the surf, and lots of memories to be made. However, beach injuries can happen easily so to prepare you to deal with the unexpected, Impact Medical of Clearwater shares a list of the most common beach injuries and how to treat them.

Running in the sand to catch that stray Frisbee (cue the Baywatch music) sounded like a good idea at the time. But, the beach surface can change from soft to hard drastically, especially as the water approaches. The most common injuries from running in the sand include ankle sprains and knee ligament pain. At Impact Medical of Clearwater, our chiropractic team can help treat these injuries with facilitated stretches and tailored therapy plans. Boating is another popular beach activity where injuries may occur, even when responsibly operated by a driver. Concussions, lower back injuries, and strains can have a delayed but powerful impact on your health. Other water-related injuries may occur from strong water currents that can force your body into unnatural body positions. It’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible. Some of our treatment plans for these injuries may include manual and soft tissue therapy.

Spending the day in the sun without proper hydration can cause heat-related illnesses like heat exhaustion or heat cramps. Symptoms may include dizziness, cramping, nausea, and more. Cooling down indoors and drinking fluids can help alleviate these illnesses especially when paired with IV drip therapy

Let Impact Medical of Clearwater make sure that you live free and easy this summertime. If you need a progressive, multi-disciplinary practice that is dedicated to making a positive impact on its patients in Clearwater, look no further. Call our office at (727) 292-0200 or send us a message to make an appointment.