Sports are fun, there’s no doubt about it. The experience is rewarding whether you are playing professionally or just for recreation. Our bodies take a great deal of stress while we are playing, and it is no wonder some people often suffer from chronic pains and aches. This is why it is important to seek help from your chiropractor. Chiropractic therapy alleviates joint inflammation and also treats neck and back injuries. Here are common sports injuries and how your chiropractor can help you prevent future injuries.
There are four major ligaments support in the knee that can be damaged by sporting activities. Damages occur when you twist your knee or run too hard and this ends up causing pain on either one or both sides of your knee. In fact, most knee pain is due to inequalities of your muscle and any misalignment around the ankle or knee joints. If you’re experiencing this, you may need to visit your chiropractor to adjust your spine to its proper alignment easing the pain on your joints.
The neck is part of the spine that connects the head to the rest of the body and thus the neck needs to be very flexible to move and support the weight of your head. The spinal bones that make up your neck are disks that act as shock absorbers and give your neck stability. However, playing sports on a frequent basis can wear and tear the neck’s ligaments. In sports, neck injuries are associated with collisions between players, which causes acceleration or deceleration of the head. These collisions cause an extension or flexion force on the neck.
The sudden movements also tear the ligaments that connect the vertebrae in your neck region causing a lot of strain, but with constant visits to your chiropractor, your neck can be restored to its proper form. Your chiropractor will perform exams to locate the source of your pain and develop a program of care that may include a combination of more than one type of treatment.
Although bones are rigid, they bend when there is high-intensity outside force applied leading to a fracture. Fractures occur in sports when there are repetitive stress and trauma, which end up weakening the bone and placing excess force on it. Fractures may not cause swelling, but you may experience pain after a long intensive exercise program or pain that goes away after exercising.
In both cases, it is important to seek the help of your chiropractor. Your chiropractor will first diagnose your condition by asking for your complete health history and conducting a physical exam using an MRI. After this, your chiropractor will help with compression techniques that keep your bone in place allowing you to heal faster.
If you have experienced any sport-related injuries, allow us to help you manage your pain today. Contact our team now at Chiropractic Nashville in Nashville, Tennessee, or call us at (615)-205-1022 to book your appointment today.