Chiropractic and Sports Injuries

Chiropractic and Sports Injuries

chiropractic sports injury clinic rayleighCommon sporting injures we treat are:

  • Hamstring and calf strains
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Groin and thigh strain/sprain
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Shoulder pains
  • Tendonitis
  • Sciatica

The definition of an injury is ‘the damage or harm done to a person or thing’. If the damage or harm done to a person occurs during a sporting activity then that is termed a Sports Injury.

There are two main common mechanisms of a sports injury. Mechanism one is as a result of a sudden impact e.g. as a result of a bad tackle or from falling over and hitting the ground awkwardly.

Mechanism two is more common and this is what’s called an overuse injury. These injuries occur over time and are as the result of doing the same action repeatedly, often with a slight fault in one’s technique (e.g. tennis elbow).

However an injury occurs, be it from a sudden impact or from overuse, the end result is a reduction to normal function in that particular joint, muscle or even nerve.

The human body is a complicated, well crafted and oiled machine. The joints and muscles of that machine are designed to function in a very specific way. And like any machine, if it’s constituent parts are not functioning in the manner in which they are designed to, it is inevitable that it will only be a matter of time before the machine stops working. In the human body that presents itself as pain, loss of flexibility, loss of muscle strength etc…A Sports Injury!

Restoring ‘normal’, or correct function to the spine and/or extremity joints is key to a fast and safe recovery from one’s injuries.

Chiropractors are experts in identifying, diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating injuries of many kinds, whether they occur on the field of play or just in general every day use.

Injury Prevention

No sports enthusiast ever wants to get injured, it is a massive inconvenience to not have the ability to play at full speed or even having to withdraw altogether! The stresses and strains of playing regular sport are high, and symptoms usually never appear immediately, so therefore we don’t always realise when the spinal/skeletal/muscular structures start to malfunction.

Once a chiropractor has restored normal function to ones injury, your chiropractor will teach you how to keep that function optimal with advice such as correct warming up/down, strengthening, MOT’s!

This is just a short list and any one of these can limit your performance or stop it altogether.

If you are suffering from any of these, or anything else for that matter, then call the clinic today and start your road to recovery and back to winning ways.

Find out about our Rayleigh chiropratic clinic