Physical Activity is great for your health, but injuries can be common when you play sports or exercise. They can be caused by accidents, poor training practices, improper gear, or by being out of shape.
The most common sports injuries are
- Sprains and strains
- Knee injuries
- Swollen muscles
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Pain along the shin bone
How to Prevent Sports Injuries
Always warm up before exercise, Cool down after:
Warm up by focusing on large muscle groups first, such as your hamstrings. Then if necessary, do exercises specific to your sport or activity. It shouldn’t leave you fatigued, but it may cause mild sweating.
It is recommended that your stretch at minimum 2-3 days a week to maintain flexibility, 5-6 days a week for optimal results. Do 2-3 repetitions of each stretch, holding each for 10-20 seconds. The intensity of your stretch should cause mild discomfort in the muscle surrounding the joint being stretched, however, it’s very important not to stretch so hard that it causes pain.
Be in proper physical condition to participate in the activity:
Casual athletes have higher rates of injury. Before playing any sport, be sure you have adequately trained for that sport. It’s a mistake to expect the sport itself to get you into shape. Instead, follow a regular conditioning program of specific exercises designed for your activity.
Know the rules of the sport and and abide by them:
This is especially important for participants of contact sports. Rules of conduct are enforced to keep athletes healthy. Know them and follow them.
Wear appropriate protective gear and equipment:
Such as helmets, protective pads, gloves, mouth guards and other gear. Well-fitted equipment can protect your knees, hands, teeth, eyes, and head.
Athletes that train for days on end are more prone to injuries. It’s a misconception that more training will result in better playing. Rest is a critical component of proper training. It’s also important to avoid playing when very tired.
Know the warning signs:
Heal quicker and avoid serious damage or a long-term problem by paying attention symptoms of acute and chronic injuries. Some of the signs are: Joint Pain, Tenderness at a Specific Point, Swelling, Reduced Range of Motion, Comparative Weakness, Numbness and Tingling,
If you get hurt, stop playing:
Continuing to play or exercise can cause more harm.
Sport Injury Treatment
Treatment often begins with the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) method to relieve pain, reduce swelling and speed healing.
The next step is to get a proper diagnosis and treatment of any serious sports injury. Chiropractic Sports Medicine is done without prescription medication or surgery, so many athletes prefer to try such means first. Chiropractors often works in conjunction with massage therapists to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.
Are you in need of Chiropractic Sports Medicine in Fort Myers and Naples, FL?
The pain of a sports injury is quite disturbing but its symptoms can be greatly reduced with chiropractic treatment.
Chiropractic care treats the underlying problem of sports injury pain. From a thorough evaluation to an individualized treatment program, Dr. Kaster can help alleviate the pain you’re experiencing. Medication alone cannot help regain mobility after a sports injury. The chiropractic adjustment doesn’t just relieve pressure on the muscles and nerves, it also realigns the spine and joints.
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Dr. Jason B. Kaster Chiropractic Clinics in Ft Myers and Naples treats various injuries, including those related to sports. Dr. Jason B. Kaster works to reduce or eliminate the disruption of nerve communication caused by subluxations thus increasing your body’s natural ability to heal.
Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor in Fort Myers and Naples, can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.
If you’re suffering from a sports injury, do you want to wait for your symptoms to be disabling? Dr. Jason B. Kaster can help ease your pain from sports injury symptoms.
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