How to Prevent Common Sports Injuries
Posted by: Dr. Timothy Howard |

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. 

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Read our previous blog: 7 Most Common Sports Injuries

Topics: Atlanta Sports Injury Doctor