Sports Injuries

For anyone who enjoys sports activities, a sports injury not only puts a damper on your game but it could have serious, debilitating effects if not properly treated. Many sports injuries are a result of a repetitive motion that puts a strain on a specific area, but injuries also occur from unexpected blows or tears. Some contact sports and high-impact sports athletes may also experience dislocations. Over-training and failure to warm up properly can also lead to sports injuries.

Athletes who run or lift weights regularly may develop lower back pain. Swimmers may experience lower back injuries from hyperextension during a stroke. Those who participate in gymnastics, cycling, golfing, and skiing may also experience lower back injuries as well as muscle strains. Injuries to the neck, spine, and head tend to be more common with sports such as football or soccer. Common sports injuries include:

 

  • Sprains and Strains

  • Knee Injuries

  • Swollen Muscles

  • Achilles Tendon Injuries

  • Shin Splints

  • Dislocations

  • Fractures

Most common sports injuries can be treated by Dr. Travis Ring at Eastern Oklahoma Chiropractic. Using advanced chiropractic techniques, Dr. Ring is able to make the necessary adjustments to the neck or spine that help reduce inflammation, improve joint function, and alleviate pain.  Regular chiropractic care can also help in the prevention of future sports injuries since a properly aligned spine is less prone to injury. If you are getting ready to begin a new exercise routine or sports activity, Dr. Ring can check your muscles and spine for imbalance and create a plan of care to alleviate tension in problem areas.

If you have suffered from a sports injury, or you would like to find out more information on how to prevent future injury, contact our office today to schedule an appointment.

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