Being active is part of a healthy lifestyle and maintaining good health. Exercise has so many benefits, including strengthening bones, reducing stress, and improving sleep, among many other benefits. However, sports injuries can occur seemingly out of the blue, or can happen during sporting activities. Extremity injuries are the most common types of sports injuries, to areas of the body like elbows, knees, ankles, and shoulders.
Sports Injuries and Chiropractic Care
There are definitely times where a major injury occurs, although tendons, ligaments, and muscles seem to get injured the most. These types of injuries include strains, sprains, and tendinosis. While rest, ice/heat, compression, and elevation are often times recommended for treatment, visiting your chiropractor regularly should also be part of your treatment plan. A chiropractor is trained in joint manipulation and is an expert in the bone structure and nervous system of the body and can help determine if your sports injury can be helped with adjustments.
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A few tips to avoid sports and exercise injuries are to make sure you warm up and cool down properly. Also make sure that you are using proper technique and are using exercise equipment that is safe. If you visit your chiropractor as part of a healthy maintenance routine, then a lot of times injuries can be avoided, and if they do occur, regular adjustments can help speed up your recovery time.