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Hiking Shoulder Support

It is very common for hikers to experience shoulder injuries, whether they are preparing for a long trek or simply going for a hike whilst on vacation. Trekking in forests or mountains increases the chance of a variety of shoulder injuries from hiking. What more, these injuries can evolve into major issues that can restrict you from hiking in the future.

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360 Relief shoulder sling is designed to keep your arm suspended with or without a cast. Wearing a sling keeps your arm against your body and prevents you from moving your arm too much as you heal after injury.

One way to avoid shoulder injuries and pain is by choosing the right backpack that fits properly. It is also helpful to correctly load your pack, making sure it doesn't drag on your shoulders and the weight of it is evenly spread. To lower the risk of shoulder injury even more, make sure most of the pack’s weight is placed over your hips.
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You may experience a few symptoms, like acute pain, swelling and arm weakness, if these precautions are not taken. It may even be difficult to move or rotate your arm, as well as it being difficult to lift heavy objects. Consult your GP or doctor if any of these symptoms persist for more than a week, and especially if you lose arm function.

Shoulder injuries, like fractures, are diagnosed using medical history, a physical exam, and imaging tests, such as X-rays, to see the fracture in a bone, with MRI and ultrasound scans being additional options. Soft tissues, such as tendons and muscles, are examined with these scans, as they can help identify the size and severity of any tears present.

Athletes, and those whose jobs demand them to use their shoulders frequently, should often take short breaks as this can help relieve stiffness and pain, with strengthening exercises for the shoulder also being helpful. To improve the function of your shoulder, consult your physical therapist for stretches and strengthening exercises.

However, in some severe instances, these actions may not be enough, and a shoulder brace should therefore be worn to help stabilise the affected area. It is necessary to find the correct shoulder brace to heal your shoulder as efficiently as possible, as well as prevent you from further injuries and long-term damage in the future.

360 Relief have the best shoulder supports and braces that provide shoulder immobilization and a controlled range of motion. They’re perfect for wearing underneath sport protective gear, and will help ease pain and discomfort by restricting shoulder mobility and lowering the risk of injury.

What Causes Shoulder Pain In Hiking?

Poor fit packs or having a heavy load on the back can cause the shoulder to round. That rounded position may create tension in the muscles, resulting in shoulder pain. A direct fall and poor posturing can also cause shoulder pain in hiking.

What Is The Common Shoulder Injury In Hiking?

Hikers may experience pain and inflammation from tensions that are pitched repetitively due to shoulder motions, known as shoulder impingement syndrome. Backpacks straps cutting into the shoulder area for hours at a time can also cause shoulder impingement.

How Do Shoulder Supports Help With Injuries?

Shoulder supports help stabilize your posture while hiking. Besides this, a shoulder brace helps compress the shoulder joints to reduce inflammation and shoulder instability, allowing injuries to heal more quickly.

What Should You Look For A Shoulder Brace?

The most important thing to consider while buying a shoulder brace is supportability. Good support in the right place allows a brace to work correctly. Besides this, brace material, range of motion, and compression level are some other important factors.

How Do I Prevent Shoulder Injuries In Hiking?

The basic thing is to load your backpack correctly, which distributes the weight accordingly to not pull on your shoulder muscles. Besides this, wearing proper hiking footwear, shoulder supports, and use of hiking poles all will offer you a safe hiking experience.

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