Sports Injury: Causes
Whether you’re a professional or amateur athlete, it’s not uncommon to incur a sports injury from time to time. Impact and contact, overuse, poor technique and poor preparation often lead to a sports injury. Sports like football and basketball entail contact with other players or have to change direction quickly. This can lead to displaced joints and damage to connective tissue. Injuries may include muscle sprains and ligament damage. Overuse is a common cause of a sports injury in sports like tennis and golf. Repeated actions apply pressure to the same group of muscles and joints and progress over time. Common overuse injuries include jumper’s knee, plantar fasciitis, golfer’s knee and tennis elbow.
Poor technique in execution can lead to a sports injury. It causes excessive pressure on the body’s muscles and joints. For example, a poor backhand technique can lead to tennis elbow. Misusing exercising machines in the gym can also cause a sports injury like soft tissue damage. Many sports injuries can be prevented with a proper warm-up and cool-down exercise. Warm-up exercises prepare the muscles for physical activity, and cool-down exercises help prevent stiff muscles.
Chiro-Med Health & Wellness Centers: Your Sports Chiropractor
At Chiro-Med Health & Wellness Centers, Dr. Eric Miller creates an individualized rehabilitation program for injured athletes. Sports chiropractic treatment plans may include spinal adjustments, spinal decompression therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, laser therapy or physical therapy. As a sports chiropractor, Dr. Eric Miller believes in treating the whole body with multi-faceted treatments. Each treatment modality works synergistically to reduce pain, enhance mobility and accelerate healing and may be integrated into your rehabilitation program.
During spinal manipulations, the spinal discs are gently moved into proper position. This eliminates pressure on surrounding muscles and nerves. Spinal decompression therapy also helps eliminate pressure by gently stretching the spine for more space in between spinal discs. Massage therapy not only relaxes the muscles, but it increases circulation to the affected area for speedy healing. Acupuncture can help reduce pain associated with sports injuries. Hair-thin needles are inserted into meridian points along the body to break up any blockages of energy. Cold laser therapy utilizes light energy that penetrates deep to help heal soft tissue injuries. Physical therapy entails stretching and strengthening exercise along with passive treatments like ultrasound and heat-ice therapy.
If you’ve been injury while engaging in a sport, turn to Chiro-Med Health & Wellness Centers in Orland Park for an effective sports chiropractic treatment plan. Call us at (708) 403 2727 to schedule a one-on-one consultation today. The road to recovery begins at Chiro-Med Health & Wellness Centers. New patients can take advantage of our special offer. It’s just $35 for an exam, consultation and two X-rays.