Sports injuries can occur due to overtraining, or using inappropriate training methods or dangerous equipment. Structural abnormalities and muscle imbalances are the primary reasons behind such injuries, especially in areas such as the shoulder, spine, elbows, ankles and knees.
The Most Common Types of Sports Injuries
- Ankle sprain
- Low back pain
- Groin pull
- Hamstring strain
- Shin splints
- Knee injury: ACL tear
- Knee injury: Patellofemoral syndrome
- Tennis elbow: Epicondylitis
- Lower extremity tendinopathies
- Rotator cuff injuries
Chiropractic Treatment of Sports Injuries
Any sport demands various physical activities, such as running, jumping and tackling, which put tremendous strain on your body. Consulting a chiropractor after you have suffered a sports-related injury can help prevent them in the future, since they are skilled in adjusting the spine and other body parts. As your bones are aligned and balanced, it relieves tension. As a result, your body will be able to perform better while being less vulnerable to injury.