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Sports Injuries Are A Way Of Life
Sports injuries are an inevitable risk associated with the activities that we know and love. The injuries can affect a high school basketball player or a soccer mom training for a half marathon. The more active our bodies are, the more likely that we will suffer from aches and pains. What makes matters worse, is that the number one cause of injury is actually previous injury! So the more we sprain our ankle, the more likely it will happen.
What Is Meant By Sports Injury?
When we use the term sports injury, we mean to include ailments that are a result of being active. One does not have to be participating in an organized sport to sustain a sports injury. Retired people that play golf three times a week are liable for these injuries as well as a soccer mom who does cross fit. We believe that everybody should treat their body like they are "athletes". This requires a dedicated approach through being active but also with how they care for their body.
How Are Sports Injuries Caused?
Sports injuries can occur as a result of acute trauma or chronic wear and tear. Acute injuries tend to occur spontaneously and may or may not have had any pre-existing problem. These can be minor or severe and are hard to prevent. Chronic injuries usually involve a process of tissue breakdown over time. Eventually the tissue dysfunction leads to an actual injury. The chronic process can involve poor training habits, poor recovery process, and even poor diet and sleep. When evaluating someone that has sustained an injury while being active, it is important to evaluate the whole kinetic chain. Click here to read about our functional approach. The following is a list of common injuries that are related to sports and fitness:
- Ligament Sprains
- Muscle Strains
- Stress Fractures
- Labral Tears
- Muscle and Tendon Tears
We Specialize in Sports Injuries
At Elite Chiropractic and Performance, we pride ourselves in being an all in one clinic to not only make you feel better, but make you better than you ever were. We combine many approaches and techniques to assure that we offer our patients the highest quality of care. Treating sports injuries involves a comprehensive approach which includes hands on treatment to decrease pain and improve function, functional rehabilitation to get the person back to activity, and performance measures to assure that the individual stronger to prevent re-injury. The world of sports medicine and rehabilitation is an ever changing landscape with a constant feed of new information. You can feel comfortable knowing that we stay up to date with the current research. If you are interested in not only feeling better, but elevating yourself to become a better functioning human being, then we are the place for you!