Sports injuries

Injuries

 

Athletes often put rigorous demands on their bodies while running, jumping, swinging, tackling, and falling. These demands may cause injuries such as sprains, strains, or chronic injuries, and can negatively affect performance. Athletes competing with the proper body mechanics have the greatest ability to perform at their best.

Muscle, tendons, and ligaments depend upon proper joint movement for peak performance. Injuries to these tissues can:

  • Restrict range of motion
  • Decrease blood supply
  • Reduce strength
  • Slow reflexes
  • Shorten endurance
  • Impair balance
  • Upset coordination

Regular chiropractic care can help maximize proper body function and prevent injury to keep athletes at peak performance. Chiropractic can also help restore function to spinal joints, improving muscle balance and removing nerve irritation, which helps speed the healing of soft tissues. Many chiropractors are also trained to counsel patients on appropriate exercise regimens, regular stretching, preparation exercises, and training programs.