Playing hockey, whether you are young or old, can result in any number of sports-related injuries. Although many injuries have been reduced overall due to revised Canadian Hockey Association regulations regarding checking, particularly body checking, shoulder injuries are still possible in this rigorous sport that is so popular in Canada. Body checking, or shoulder checking to be more specific, happens when the shoulder is driven into the opponent to either remove them from the puck or push them out of position and a great amount of force is put on the shoulder.
For the most part, shoulder injuries are seen more in men’s hockey than in either youth or women’s hockey. This is because men’s hockey is a higher-speed contact sport. Proper body conditioning and training go a long way when it comes to avoiding shoulder injuries, however. Lots of exciting tournaments happening in March, including the end of season, Toronto Aeros Mark Woszczyna Memorial Spring Classic, and the Stanley Cup finals. The time for preparing to avoid shoulder injuries is getting shorter and shorter.
Shoulder injuries can happen during practice as well, unfortunately, and if you experience some pain in your shoulder, contact us at Sprains & Strains. Our 4,000 square foot state-of-the-art professional sports medicine rehabilitation and wellness centre, along with our dedicated staff of sports medicine professionals, stands ready to help you get back on the ice as soon as possible. We don’t want you to miss a career-making tournament, so call us today and let’s get you on the road to full recovery.