Sports injuries can occur for many different reasons. You don’t have to be an athlete to get injured when playing sport. In fact, it is the opposite. Most sports injuries occur to those who play social sport or to children and teenagers.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF SPORTS INJURIES?
A muscle strain is the most common form of sports injury. It occurs when the muscle is pulled too far in a particular direction, causing an over stretching or tear of the muscle. This usually occurs as a result of fatigue, overuse or improper use. Strains are most common in the low back, neck, shoulder and hamstring.
A joint sprain is another common form of sports injury. A joint sprain occurs when the ligament has been over stretched or torn. The most common site of a joint sprain is the ankle joint. However, a joint sprain can occur in almost any joint in the body.
A contusion is usually the result of direct trauma to the muscle whereby the small blood vessels within the muscle are ruptured. This generally results in a bruise and most commonly involves the muscles of the thigh.
Tendonitis is inflammation of the tendon and it usually results from overuse or injury whereby there is an increased load placed on the tendon. It commonly occurs in the shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees and ankles.
HOW CAN CHIROPRACTIC CARE HELP?
Chiropractic care focuses on the relationship between structure and function. Correcting structural imbalances within the spine, pelvis and extremities will restore normal neuromusculoskeletal function within the body.
Our chiropractors are highly trained when it comes to sports injuries. They use a variety of techniques, including spinal and extremity adjustments, mobilisation techniques and soft tissue therapy to aid in your recovery from injury. They may also prescribe stretching and/or strengthening exercises, rehabilitation programs, and dietary and lifestyle advice to restore your health.
Your chiropractor will also advise you on the best methods of recovery in terms of rest, ice and heat, and they will work with you to help get you back to training and playing as quickly as possible.
For more information or to book an appointment, please contact Balmoral Chiropractic Centre ( Singapore ) on 6235 9083.