Did you know nearly 30 million teenagers and children participate in some form of organized sports activity? About three million athletes aged fourteen years and under sustain a sports injury per year out of those participants. Fatigue is a massive contributing factor that culminates in many sports injuries. The most common form of sports injury is to the knee and ankle, with ligaments or tendons being the most vulnerable to sports injury. Engaging your body through these demanding activities can end in painful strains, sprains, and tears. At Crossroads Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Savannah, GA, we have been treating sports injuries for many years.
Common Sports Injuries
The sport you participate in will impact the types of injuries you may sustain. Most common sports injuries include:
Soft Tissue Injuries
After soft tissue is damaged, the damaged and dead cells produce chemicals that trigger an inflammatory response. Minute blood vessels that get damaged undergo dilation, producing bleeding within the tissue. After that, the body's normal responses allow fibroblasts to form, initiating blood clotting.
Runner’s knee is a repetitive motion injury. It's most prevalent amongst athletes who do a lot of walking, biking, or overall knee bending. It can also be triggered by knee trauma.
Sprains and Strains
A sprain is stretching or rupturing of a ligament near a joint like the knee, wrist, and ankle. Sprains are mostly sustained by twisting or falling motions. A strain culminates when you stretch or rupture a muscle tissue by extending it. Acute strains are induced through running, lifting, and jumping.
The shins are located at the front of your lower leg, below the knee. When the tendons and muscles around your shin get inflamed, it is known as a shin splint. Shin splints often affect basketball players and runners.
Rotator Cuff Injuries
The rotator cuff helps in the movement of shoulders and maintenance of its stability. Injuries to this area occur due to repetitive motions like swimming or playing baseball.
Chiropractic Care for Sports Injuries
Our chiropractor will examine your tendons, back, joints and ligaments and then design an instrumental chiropractic treatment that will suit your needs depending on the assessment results. your chiropractic care plan will consist of a combination of the following techniques:
- Spinal manipulation: Our chiropractor will restore your body’s natural alignment. Regular spinal adjustments will relieve your pain, restore your mobility, and enhance your body’s natural ability to heal itself.
- Strengthening exercises: Exercises strengthen weak and tight muscles and relieve stress from overused muscles and joints. Regularly performing these exercises improve the benefits of chiropractic care and reduce the likelihood of your pain returning in the future.
- Spinal Decompression: Spinal decompression will relieve pressure on your spinal discs and improve circulation throughout your body.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Sports Injury Chiropractor in Savannah, GA
Call Crossroads Chiropractic & Wellness Center today at (912) 353-7611 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.