Most sports injuries are musculoskeletal in nature and typically arise from improper sporting, body conditioning, and body biometrics techniques. Chiropractic care has long been known for effective treatments in musculoskeletal and nervous system problems associated with sports injuries.
What are Sports Injuries?
A sports injury occurs during a sports activity, especially contact sports or exercise, and commonly refers to injuries of the musculoskeletal system. Some of these injuries include sprains, swollen muscles, shin splints, fractures, and dislocations. Untreated sports injuries can lead to long-term chronic problems.
The Causes of Sports Injuries
Sports injuries are typically a result of improper sporting techniques, body conditioning methods, and body biometrics. Sports injuries can also be caused from structural abnormalities, weakness in the muscles, ligaments, and/or tendons, and poor nutrition.
When an injury is sustained due to impact, the tissue can move beyond their normal range of motions, causing it to over-stretch and create tears. These tears can cause inflammation around the joints creating pain and a decreased range of motion. Injuries to ligaments take a long time to heal and proper treatment should be sought immediately.
The Symptoms of Sports Injuries
The symptoms of a sports injury will depend on what type of injury you have and where it is located. Most sports injuries are associated with pain, swelling, and stiffness. Other more serious injuries, such as concussions, are associated with headaches, dizziness, and short-term memory loss.
The Treatment of Sports Injuries
Chiropractic care is a very effective solution to treating joint and connective tissue sports injuries. Chiropractors are highly trained in discovering and treating the underlying causes of sports injuries. Medication should not be relied on as a long-term solution for any injury.
Some treatment methods include spine adjustment techniques, soft tissue mobilization, physiotherapy, stretching and exercise programs, diet and nutrition programs, and proper biometric training. Successful treatment plans should not only focus on relieving pain, but also the underlying cause of the injury.
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