Many people believe that to be considered a “real” athlete, you must be a professional. This isn’t true at all! Some athletes train for competitions, and others train to improve in their sport of choice and stay physically active.
No matter what kind of athletic category you fall into, you are at risk of receiving a sports-related injury. Many athletes get hurt every year from using improper playing and movement techniques. That’s why it’s important to a chiropractor, regularly and make sure that you’re in tip top shape!
There are several different injuries that can occur while performing an athletic activity; however, the most common forms of sports injury include:
The medical term for shin splints is “medial tibial stress syndrome,” referring to pain that is felt in the shin bones. This pain is typically caused by stress placed on the shinbone and the connective tissues surrounding it. Shin splints are painful and often debilitating; however, they can be avoided if you make sure to wear proper footwear, strengthen your core and leg muscles, and warm up before exercise.
Your knee is the most complex joint in your body, so it’s no surprise that it is also one of the most injured body parts. Knee injuries may include dull aches that run from your hip to your knee, repetitive use injuries making it difficult to move the knee, or more severe injuries such as an ACL tear.
A sprain occurs when a ligament connecting one bone to another is stretched beyond its limits. Once a sprain occurs and a ligament is overstretched, it is more likely that it’ll occur again.
A strain is like a sprain, but they are not quite the same. A strain, also referred to as a “pulled muscle,” occurs when a tendon connecting your muscle to bone is stretched beyond its limits. Once the tendon is overstretched, it is more likely that it will be strained once again and cause future reinjury.
The term “sports injury” is inclusive. Any type of injury that occurs while performing athletic activity can fall under the term, and they can all happen by lifting heavy weights at the gym, overuse of a body part, or running in ill-fitting shoes.
One of the most important aspects to rehabilitating a sports injury is treating it as soon as possible. The second you notice your pain failing to dissipate or getting worse, you should call Marlboro Chiropractic Health 508-184-1133 for an assessment. Your treatment plan and duration of recovery will vary depending on how severe the injury is, your health history, and whether the injury requires surgical intervention, so it’s a good idea to contact a professional for help as soon as possible!
Call Marlboro Chiropractic at 508-481-1133