It doesn’t matter if you are a professional athlete or just a weekend warrior, injuries sustained from exercise activities can happen to anyone at any time. In recognition of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, we thought we’d share some helpful information about reducing pain and preventing injuries through chiropractic care.
Being active and exercising regularly plays an important role in our overall health. Not only does physical activity help control weight, but it can reduce the risk of heart disease, type-2 diabetes and some cancers. Physical activity also helps strengthen bones, muscles and can even improve mental health.
According to the American Chiropractic Association, the most commonly injured areas of the body are the ankles, knees, shoulders, elbows and spine. Chiropractors typically treat athletes suffering from the following injuries:
- Strains and Sprains - these injuries occur most in the muscles, tendons and ligaments. Twisting or overextension can lead to muscle strains and tears in ligaments result in sprains.
- Tendinosis – this is an injury caused by overuse of a particular joint or joints in the body. Also known as tendinitis, this injury causes the tendons to become inflamed from repetitive use.
- Stress Fractures – this fracture occurs when an abnormal amount of stress or strain is placed on a normal bone.
Through chiropractic adjustment and manipulations, physical therapy and acupuncture we return your body to optimal health and to normal activity. Combined with appropriate rest and restrictions, athletes will find that they are feeling back to normal much quicker through our multidisciplinary care. We will also offer improved strategies for exercise and stretching to help you prevent further injury down the line.
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Also don't forget about our massage special this month!!
"The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory."
- Vince Lombardi