Engaging in sports is a great way to stay fit and healthy. However, this involves some risks. Excessive training, the mishandling of exercise equipment, or the use of inappropriate training methods can cause injury. But, it’s also possible to suffer from pain and discomfort due to muscle imbalances or structural abnormalities.
Sports injuries are commonly caused by traumatic force to a joint in motion. This includes the forceful extension or flexing of a limb or joint beyond its normal limits. Such trauma, and many others, can cause immense pain and debilitating effects, thus taking you away from the activity that you enjoy. Here are some of the injuries that can benefit from chiropractic care:
Knee Injuries. Your knee is a major weight-bearing joint. It is a rather intricate link in your body that chiefly relies on your muscles and ligaments for stability. Knee injuries often arise due to repetitive use. This problem is common among runners and soccer players. If you are suffering from a knee injury, chiropractic treatment will involve reducing joint pain and normalizing function. Support or sports tape may be used to avoid aggravating your condition. Ice will also help diminish inflammation and muscle spasm. Specific techniques on chiropractic manipulation and mobilization will be applied to improve function. If necessary, your chiropractor will introduce rehabilitation exercises not just to improve strength and endurance but also to improve your balance. All of these will help you recover and prevent any new injuries.
Shoulder Injuries. Your shoulder is the most moveable joint in your body. This makes it incredibly susceptible to damage. Problems in this area can hamper your mobility, thus affect your everyday tasks. Shoulder injuries are most common among athletes who swim, golf, lift weights, and play baseball, volleyball, and other high-impact sports. There are several types of shoulder injuries, including neck pain, dislocation, impingement, and rotator cuff issues. A chiropractor can treat these problems through massage, adjustments, compression, and correcting your posture. Specific exercises can also help in strengthening and rehabilitating your shoulder muscles.
Lower Back and Hip Injuries. The main reason lower back pain often radiates to your hips is because of a large group of nerves referred to as the sciatica nerve. It originates from your lower back and splits to run through your hips, buttocks, legs, and feet. Besides, your hip is a very complex joint. Like your shoulder, your hip is also a ball and socket joint. Any issue on your hip joint’s cartilage, ligaments, muscles, or surrounding area can result in hip pain. If you are a sportsperson, injuries at your lower back and hips could be a common issue. Such injuries can arise due to gradual wear and tear or repetitive use, such as running or cycle. A proper diagnosis is essential for effective chiropractic treatment due to the complexity of your hip joint and its proximity to other primary structures in your body. Some of the most commonly used chiropractic techniques for lower back and hip injuries include stretching and corrective exercises.
Are you dealing with pain due to the sports you recently participated in? Find relief today at DBH Chiropractic in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Call us now at (719) 259-7033 to schedule your consultation.