Today on Dispotech's blog we are welcoming autumn!
The first chills, the one heralding the arrival of winter, are setting in and in this article we want to give you some practical advice to prevent annoying injuries that can cause you pain - or worse, keep you housebound to fully recover. We will talk about it thanks to the support of an interesting article published on boostphysio.com.
Dress warmly! The onset of autumn means a drop in temperature and the first sudden chills, which can cause pain, especially in the neck, as well as bad headaches. Wear a scarf and try not to expose your neck to cold drafts. If muscles are kept warm, they are protected. To prevent pain, make a few warm compresses (always wrapped in a dry, soft cloth) to apply to the neck.
Watch where you're walking! Autumn brings along the first frosts - with ice slabs in the coldest spots and piles of wet leaves on the roads. Be careful and walk on dry surfaces: the risk is to slip and injure yourself.
Choose suitable autumn shoes! During this season it is important to wear footwear that grips well to wet or snowy surfaces. Choose shoes and boots with good quality soles and internal padding to keep your feet warm.
Watch your posture! Try to pay attention to your posture and, if incorrect, change it. Be careful when stooping to pick something up or while carrying heavy objects. Your back will appreciate it.
Stretch! If you play sports you will know this already; if you don't, you should start stretching anyhow, because it is the perfect exercise to stretch your muscles and make them more elastic. When it starts getting cold, the muscles need to warm up to cope with the colder temperatures. If overexerted without being warmed up, the muscles may be more prone to sprains and strains.
Always consult your doctor if you have any doubts! Our suggestions are based on common sense and indicate some good habits, but doctors are the real health professionals. If you have any doubts, or want to seek advice - and even more so, if you have had an injury and are in pain, see your doctor immediately.
He/she will be able to give you the best advice, directing you towards the most appropriate treatment and indicating the expected recovery time.
What do you think about this article? What are you doing to prepare for the cold season? Share your point of view by contacting the Dispotech team.