At Glow Health Chiropractic, we see many patients that have injured themselves from exercising or playing sports. Therefore, they turn to chiropractic treatment to help resolve their pain and get back to exercising. In this blog post, we are going to cover the most common exercise injuries that chiropractors treat.
The most common exercises injuries
Strained muscles are a common injury that we see in clinic on a weekly basis. In most cases, the muscles have become injuries from overdoing workouts or not warming up correctly. You can avoid strained muscles by warming up for at least 5-10 minutes before a workout. In addition, you should gradually increase the intensity of your workouts instead of overdoing it. Soft tissue therapy or sports massage is a great way to treat muscle strains.
Lower back pain
Lower back pain is one of the most common conditions our London chiropractor sees. There are many causes of exercise injuries that cause lower back pain. These pains include muscle strains in the lower back, disc bulges and herniated discs. Acute compression fractures of vertebrae are also common amongst individuals lifting heavy weights during their workouts.
The shoulder is one of the most anatomically complex parts of the human body. It consists of several joints working in unison to facilitate a variety of movements.
Injuries involving the rotator cuff are quite common, along with pinched nerves and glenoid labrum tears. To avoid these injuries, work on strengthening the muscles that support the shoulder joint. Avoid working out an inflamed shoulder. It’s better to give your shoulder time to heal, instead of attempting to push through pain.
The knees tend to take a lot of stress during exercise, especially if you are a runner. Also, sports involving physical contact or sudden changes in direction e.g. football or rugby, are also responsible for knee injuries.
The most common knee injuries include ligament strains or tears, inflammation, cartilage injuries, and sprains. Fortunately, knee problems usually respond well to chiropractic treatment and sports massage.
Hip injuries due to exercise
Hip injuries are common in individuals with sedentary lifestyles. This because prolonged sitting can affect the hip flexors and make them prone to injury.
Some of the hip injuries we see include hip impingement, hip flexor strains, gluteal tendinopathy, and piriformis syndrome. These conditions typically respond well to a combination of lifestyle adjustments, sports massage and range of motion exercises.
Proper stretching and developing a balanced exercise regime is the key to avoiding hip injuries.
Elbow injuries e.g. tennis elbow and other repetitive strain injuries are also common. These injuries are often caused by overuse, poor form, and excessive loading.
Thankfully, the elbow is one of the most resilient joints and responds well to treatment. Chiropractic treatment, mobility exercises, and soft tissue therapy all work well. In many cases, simply avoiding the activity that caused the injury for a few weeks. This will give your body time to heal on its own.
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If you are suffering an exercise related injury, our London chiropractor is here to help you. Give us a call on 07376 243726 for a free phone consultation with the best chiropractor in London. If you prefer, book online for an appointment with our chiropractor.
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