Health Concerns Augusta GA

When it comes to outdoor adventure, safety cames first. Find out more about health concerns and staying safe in the great outdoors.

Brice Accident & Injury Ctr
(706) 623-3990
1132 Druid Park Ave
Augusta, GA

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De Graaf Chiropractic Clinics
(706) 452-1906
210 Oak St N
Augusta, GA

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Aiyan Diabetes Center
(706) 478-4176
629 Ronald Reagan Dr
Evans, GA

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Carolina Musculoskeletal Institute, Podiatry
(803) 727-1990
410 University Parkway
Aiken, SC

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Michael Andrew Spencer
(706) 733-0188
1 Freedom Way
Augusta, GA
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Internal Medicine

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Georgia Chiropractic
(706) 688-9969
3029 Deans Bridge Rd
Augusta, GA

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Augusta Animal Emergency
(706) 733-7458
208 Hudson Trace
Augusta, GA

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Veterinary Services
(803) 648-5489
1721 Whiskey Road
Aiken, SC

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Robert E Shervette III, MD
(706) 855-8866
PO Box 3526
Augusta, GA
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Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Adolescent Medicine-Pediatrics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1974

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Farhad Talebi
(706) 733-0188
1 Freedom Way
Augusta, GA
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Internal Medicine

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Health Concerns

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Health Concerns

Love hurts, but your outdoor adventure shouldn't

Unless you're swaddled in bubble wrap, chances are you'll get a few bumps and bruises on even the softest adventure. And since the outdoor lifestyle poses more health threats than a trip to the theater, you need to plan accordingly. Whether you're climbing a mountain , sailing the high seas or spelunking where the sun don't shine, know the potential threats and take a few preventive measures to ensure you return home with a smile, not stitches.

While outdoor injuries can range from minor discomfort to excruciating pain, prevention is always our choice. But if treatment is needed, some quick and dirty knowledge will help you spot an emergency quickly and respond accordingly.

Muscle Up to Your Outdoor Adventure

Even the fittest outdoor enthusiast can expect stiff muscles and sore joints during their venture. Skiing, caving and toting that barge can be hard on the body, but you can reduce the severity of the strain with some common sense techniques.

  • Know your limits: Know how physically demanding your trip will be and be sure you're in shape before heading out.
  • Warm up: Don't start out gangbusters. Spend 10 to 15 minutes warming up:
  • Walk briskly to increase your heart rate.
  • Stretch your muscle groups (legs, arms, back).
  • Pace your trip: Even if you've targeted your training for the outing, pay attention to your body. Just because you could easily climb a hill one day doesn't mean you'll feel up to it the next. Muscles need 48 hours to rebuild themselves and if you've overtaxed one muscle group, it might not be willing to accommodate your nomadik demands the next day.
  • Cool down: Stopping cold turkey will leave your muscles barking. When you reach your destination or take an extended break, spend 10 minutes walking and stretching.

    Treatment

    If you experience general aches or pains in your muscles and joints, identify the area and apply:

    • Gentle massage
    • ...

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