The most common sports injuries include:
Luckily, many types of sports injuries are preventable. You should always warm-up and stretch before any physical activity because warm muscles are more flexible. Cold muscles are “stiffer” and more prone to injury. Apart from stretching, other methods of preventing sports injuries include:
Plantar fasciitis is caused by small tears in the plantar fascia, which results in inflammation. These tears can be caused by too much stretching and tension in the ligament.
While anybody can suffer from a sports injury, some people are more at risk than others. Risk factors include:
You may have heard of RICE for treating sports injuries. Now, doctors are recommending PRICE:
In addition to PRICE, over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil) or naproxen (Aleve) can help reduce swelling and pain. If the pain is so severe that over-the-counter pain relievers don’t help, it may be time for a trip to the doctor. Other signs you should head to the doctor rather than healing at home include:
Other treatments for sports injuries will vary depending on the type and severity of the injury.
Chiropractic care can not only treat but help prevent sports injuries. These days, you’ll find a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) on the staff of most major league sports teams, including every National Football League (NFL) team. In fact, experts estimate that around 90% of all world-class athletes use chiropractors to increase their athletic potential and prevent injuries.
Why? Chiropractors have a much better understanding of and experience with biomechanical and neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction than the average family doctor, making them a better choice to get and keep athletes healthy.
The types of therapies that chiropractors can utilize to help treat sports injuries include:
While the name of our practice suggests we only specialize in car injury care, we at Southside Chiropractic also offer sports injury care and prevention. Call us today at 904-497-0823, email us at email@example.com, or schedule an appointment to see how we can help you prevent or treat your sports injury.