Skip to content
Dr. Roy VogelMay 11, 2016 11:40:29 AM1 min read

How to Prevent Common Sports Injuries?

How Can Chiropractic Care Prevent Sports-Related Injuries?

Being proactive and precautionary is the best way to remain safe, protect your body, and stay in the game. Chiropractic Care can prevent sports-related injuries from happening by correcting any imbalances and adjusting the spine and muscles in preparation for the game or exercise.

Chiropractors can alleviate tension within the body, allowing athletes to move more naturally and more freely to prevent hopefully pulling a muscle or obtaining a debilitating injury. 

The four main reasons athletes sustain sports-related injuries are a direct result of;

  • hard impacts
  • repetitive motions
  • over-exertion
  • skipping the warm-up 

It is common for vigorous activities to result in sprains, strains, tears, and broken bones. These injuries result from the physical stress placed on the body from constantly running and jumping. 

Follow these tips to reduce the risk and potentially prevent the most common sports-related injuries;
  • Always wear protective gear
    • helmets
    • pads
    • mouthguards
    • eyewear
  • Never skip the warm up
  • Never play when already injured 
  • Do not overexert yourself by taking needed breaks
  • Strengthen and condition regularly used muscles 
  • Stretch to increase flexibility 
  • Use proper techniques
  • Play safe and follow the rules 
  • Stop activity immediately if pain is experienced
  • Stay hydrated and wear light clothing on hot days

How Can Chiropractic Care Help After An Injury Has Occurred?  

At Arrowhead Clinic, we treat a variety of sports injuries using different approaches that cater to your specific injury. Our specialized approach will heal existing injuries faster and help prevent future sports related injuries.

Chiropractic Care for athletes can help reduce and eliminate back, neck, shoulder, knee, and ankle pains, as well as reduce any previous inflammation. Chiropractic care can also improve things like, the range of motion and joint function, minimize injury recovery time, and best of all, maximize athletic performance. 

Call today or click on the link below for a Free Consultation with one of our Georgia Sports Injury Doctors. 

Free Injury Consultation

Read our previous blog: 7 Most Common Sports Injuries


Dr. Roy Vogel

Dr. Vogel has been a chiropractor with Arrowhead Clinic in Decatur, Georgia since 1992. He provides outstanding care, often working with patients who have work or auto accident-related injuries. Dr. Vogel offers a range of treatments, including chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, and rehabilitation. He brings over 26 years of experience caring for patients with debilitating head, neck, and back pain. Dr. Vogel obtained his doctoral degree in chiropractic medicine from Life University. As a professional, he keeps himself updated on the latest advancements made in the field of chiropractic services. Dr. Vogel is devoted to ensuring his patient's recovery and well-being. He takes his time to understand symptoms so he can accurately diagnose and treat injuries ensuring the continued health of all his patients. One of Dr. Vogel’s car accident patients recently stated, “The customer service here is top tier. I got into an accident and was sent to this office for treatment. The ladies are so nice and welcoming and the chiropractor's top priority is your recovery.” Dr. Vogel is available for free, same-day consultations Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 a.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.