Sport Injury Treatment
While we think of full contact sports like football and hockey as some of the most grueling, the truth is that any physical activity can result in an injury. Some of the most common may require professional treatment based on their severity. Sports Chiropractic, Health & Rehab can help you feel better and get back onto the field as soon as possible. Continue reading to learn more about sport injuries and how our team can help you get back to tip-top shape.
Most sports involve some aspect of running, pivoting, and turning, even if it is just for a short period of time. An ankle sprain is one of the most common sports injuries, one that many athletes are familiar with, and can range from a tweak that keeps them on the shelf for a few days to a major sprain requiring chiropractic adjustment.
Any muscle pull is a hyperflexion, simply meaning that the muscle group has extended too far for it to be supported by its tendons. This is particularly common among the hip adductor muscle group, as they connect to some of the largest muscles in our body. Groin pulls can be prevented by stretching prior to a match.
Pain in your shins after an intense workout may be confusing -- why are they feeling bad when it is your muscles that took the beating? The answer is that repetitive motion of running or pushing with your legs puts pressure on these bone groups, which are thinner than other parts of the leg. Often the solution to shin splints is a new set of shoes, because your current ones are not absorbing enough pressure.
The anterior cruciate ligament maintains stability in your knee, but a twisting motion can snap it like a rubber band. ACL tears are quite common in professional sports; pro athletes like Tom Brady have recovered from the tear and come back all the stronger. Any person who tears an ACL needs to take enough time for their body to mend, however, and may need crutches to get about.
Officially called epicondylitis, tennis elbow occurs whenever the tendons connecting muscles to bone start to weaken from repetitive motion. It does not just affect tennis players, and any activity (from baseball to painting) can result in weakened tendons. Like other injuries on this list, it often can be treated simply by rest, but a worse case may require professional treatment.
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Few athletes are lucky enough to escape injury in their career, whether they go pro or simply enjoy shooting hoops at the nearest park. Chiropractic services from Sports Chiropractic, Health & Rehab can help you get back in the game instead of watching the game from the sidelines.