When playing sports, the body is at risk for injury with your bones, ligaments, and tendons being a likely target for injury. Even with the greatest prevention tactics, some sports injuries cannot be prevented but chiropractic treatment can provide relief!
Sports-Related Injuries Treated At AICA Atlanta
Although there are many injuries that occur on the field or court, the most common sports-related injuries are:
Strains and Sprains
When athletes talk about “pulling a muscle” they are more than likely talking about a sprain or a strain of a ligament that has become twisted or possibly even torn. A pulled muscle occurs when the fiber is torn or stretched out of the tissue.
When evaluating yourself for a sprain or a strain, look for bruising, swelling, tenderness and pain. If these symptoms are present and you have difficulty moving that part of the body, you may have experienced this injury.
Being physically active in sports is great for the body in keeping you physically fit, however, you are at a higher risk for experiencing back pain. Stiffness and tension in the back could be a sign of injury and should be evaluated by a medical professional.
As a preventative measure to avoid back pain and injury, always ensure that you are warming up prior to working out or playing a sport. Back pain can occur anywhere on the spine from the head all the way down to the base of the spine so it is important to properly stretch and warm up the entire body.
When participating in a repetitive activity, bone damage can occur. Impact to the bones over and over can cause:
- Stress fractures
- Broken ankle
- Broken arm
- Broken toe
- Broken finger
- Broken leg
- Shin splints
If you suffer from a broken bone you could experience:
- Loss of use of an impacted limb
Upon breaking a bone, you could feel sick or dizzy and faint. If the part of the body injured looks deformed in any way, medical attention should be sought immediately.
The Chiropractors Role
If engaging in sports on a regular basis, adding a chiropractic regime into your life may benefit you in more ways than one. Chiropractic care will align your spine to its proper place, improve your balance and circulation. Also, your ability to heal from injuries when seeking chiropractic treatment will shorten your recovery time with the assistance of heat and ice therapy.
Our Atlanta chiropractors are extensively trained in sports-related injuries and preventative measures to ensure that you can perform your best. If you are looking to incorporate chiropractic care into your life or would like to learn more about the benefits this treatment has to offer, contact us today at (404) 889-8828.