Amateur and athletes Sport Injuries – Types & Treatment and Prevention

Sport injuries are common for both professionals and amateurs athletes.

Indeed, all sport addicts have in common the desire to achieve the best performance in their chosen sport, and they both can get injured in the process. That’s why chiropractic care is so important. Getting your injury assessed and treated will not only get you back on your feet faster, but also screen out any bad habits that can lead to further injury.

Sport Injuries

Type of Sport Injuries 

Depending on what type of sport you practice, injuries will differ but the most common ones include:

  • Spinal misalignments
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Hip and knee injuries
  • Muscle strain
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Tendinitis
  • Contusions
  • Fractures

Causes of Sports Injuries

Commonly, sports injuries are caused by an excessive force applied to a joint, muscle or ligament. Even though we very often believe that it’s a lack of luck that leads to it, there are many factors that can be the source of the injury. In most of the cases those traumas occur because of excessive sport practice or poor lifestyle habits such as:

  • Poor diet (excess of fat, sugar, industrial products)
  • Lack of water
  • Vitamins or minerals deficiency
  • Insufficient stretching after or before sport
  • Alcohol excess
  • Poor sport equipment (Shoes, field, etc.)

Preventing the most common sports injuries

Every workout should start with a gentle warm-up to prevent common sports injuries. Getting warmed up increases blood flow to the muscles, gets you more flexible, and could decrease injuries. Whether it’s hiking, running, or team sports, do some “pre-participation training” first by lightly working the relevant muscle groups in the weeks before the activity.

Sports injuries are caused by an excessive force applied to a joint, muscle or ligament.

What is the solution ?

Chiropractic offers a natural approach to the treatment of sports injuries. By using the chiropractic adjustment to return spinal segments to their normal position and by using physical therapy to help the supportive tissues (joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments), chiropractic doctors help the injured areas to return to their normal function. A personalised chiropractic and rehabilitative program combined with sufficient rest to help the healing process will give to the athlete the best chance to quickly return to its normal physical activity.

Afterward, an optimal training which includes straightening and stretching exercises will be discussed to help him stay on the straight and narrow path to better enjoyment of his chosen sport.

At 3C, we understand how painful and frustrating it can be to suffer from sport injuries, and we would like to hear from you and do our best to improve your health and performance.

If you want to learn more about how to treat your sports injuries, contact us and schedule your appointment today!

3C Chiropractic Centre

Phone: 08 38224826 – 090 387 37 88.
Add: floor B1.32A Vincom B, 72 Le Thanh Ton, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, HCMC