Injuries that occur while you are participating in a sport can be linked to some key factors. When looking at a sports injury your healthcare professional will need to have an idea of the forces involved. For example, if you were running and went over on your ankle. How far had you run? How far do you usually run? What kind of surface were you on? What sort of footwear were you wearing? How did you feel as you were running prior to the injury?
What is happening?
Sports injuries can be caused by accidents while participating in a sport, for example a fall or impact. They can also be caused by failing to warm up properly, poor technique or simply pushing yourself too hard too fast. Joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones can all be injured while participating in a sport.
Key aggravating factors
- Unsuitable footwear
- Poor technique
- Rapid change in intensity and frequency of sporting activity
Chiropractic quick tips
Trainers are designed to aid force transfer and shock absorption. Finding the right trainers for the sport and for your feet is therefore important when it comes to preventing injuries and helping speedy recovery. Once you find trainers that work for you it is also important not to get too attached to them – they need changing regularly depending on how frequently you use them.
Chiropractic can help!
We can work on the short-term management of ankle sprains and plantar fasciitis. We also treat rotator cuff injuries, shoulder dysfunction, muscle spasm and cramp and elbow pain. We aim to help with injury recovery and prevention as well as sports performance.