Athletes are prone to suffer more injuries than the average person because of their constant physical activities. However, some sports injuries occur on a regular basis and can sometimes put them in the benches for weeks before it’s properly healed. In today’s post, your chiropractor discusses some of the most common injuries faced by athletes.
Your chiropractor in Centurion has helped many athletes with various sports injuries including these 5 listed:
A concussion occurs when the head suffers a hard blow so much so that the brain is shaken in the process. Concussions are a very serious injury that needs immediate, professional medical treatment. Some of the symptoms of a concussion include but are not limited to, disorientation, slurred speech, headache, light sensitivity, nausea or vomiting, and a delayed response to questions.
Groin pull/Groin strain
A groin pull results when the groin muscles (inner upper thighs) are suddenly pulled from side to side. This happens in side-to-side movements and when an athlete isn’t flexible. Groin injuries make it difficult to get in and out of a vehicle. Symptoms include pain inside the thigh, pain when pulling legs up and in many cases, athletes may hear or feel a popping or snapping sensation as the injury occurs.
Shin splints often result in pain in the lower bone (shin) region of the leg and are common when there is lots of running involved. The symptoms include a dull pain in the front of the lower leg, pain on either of the shinbones, pain during stretches and exercise.
Hip flexor strain – Sports Injuries
The hip flexor muscles are located in the front of the thighs. Although they are hard to injure, injuries can still occur with excessive running, sudden starts or stops, as well as running up steep terrain. Symptoms of hip flexor include pain in the pelvic region, cramping in the upper legs, upper legs may feel tender or sore.
Tennis or golfer’s elbow
Tennis and golfer’s elbow injuries are common in athletes who perform repetitive actions. This causes strain on the tendons resulting in inflammation and pain. The symptoms for tennis and golfer’s elbow include limited range, pain when lifting something, pain when turning a door handle or making a fist.
Treatment from your Chiropractor
Ask your chiropractor about treatment options for your injuries. Chiropractic is safe and does not involve the use of OTC medications.
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