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Symptoms of Sports Injuries

  • Tenderness, Pain, and/or Stiffness in the Neck or Upper Back
  • Chronic Muscle Pain or Aching
  • May Radiate Numbness, Tingling, or Weakness Into One or Both Arms

Overview of Sports Injuries

Participation in sports or exercise is an important step in maintaining your health. Exercise strengthens your heart, bones, and joints and reduces stress, among many other benefits. Unfortunately, injuries during participation in sports are all too common.

The more commonly injured areas of the body are the ankles, knees, shoulders, elbows, and spine. Remember that you should discuss any exercise program with your doctor of chiropractic before undertaking such activities.

Strains and Sprains

Although bones can sometimes be fractured with acute sports injuries, the most commonly injured structures are the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Tendons attach muscles to bones, and ligaments attach one bone to another.

An acute twisting or overextension of a joint can lead to tears of muscles and tendons, called “strains,” and tears of ligaments result in “sprains.” These tears range from mild to severe. In mild injuries, just a few fibers are torn or stretched. Severe injuries, where there is a tear through the full thickness of the structure, are most often considered unstable injuries and frequently require surgical intervention. The intervertebral disc, a ligament between the vertebrae of the spine that works as a shock absorber, can also be torn, resulting in a disc bulge and/or herniation.

Ankle sprains most often involve tears of one or more of the ligaments along the outside of the ankle. Knee ligaments, including the larger external supportive ligaments and the smaller internal stabilizing ligaments, can also be torn. The cartilage on the back of the patella (knee-cap) can also become eroded from overuse, leading to a condition termed chondromalacia patella

Treatment of Sports Injuries

Here at Discover Chiropractic we utilize chiropractic care, traction therapy, Active Release Techniques Soft Tissue Treatments, Instrument Adhesion Release, massage therapy, exercises and stretches to work on correcting sports injuries. To see if we may be able to help you call (616) 956-1112 today for a complimentary consultation.

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