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Common Sports Injuries
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
The injury caused to the tissue that connects the thigh bone to the shin is called ACL injury. It is most commonly seen in soccer, basketball, and football athletes, where there is a need for sudden pauses and quick changes in direction. A popping sensation followed by a knee swell is the symptom of ACL injury. A chiropractor can treat the tissue injury to heal faster and reduce the risk of the injury.
Rotator Cuff Tear
The rotator cuff stabilizes the shoulder and helps move the arm. An injury to this part can restrict arm movement. If neglected, different structures around the rotator cuff may become compromised. Getting immediate help from a chiropractor is the best approach to deal with a rotator cuff tear.
Heels are the most used and pressured body part for any sports or physical activity. As a result, they are the most easily injured area for athletes. Inflammation of heels combined with pain and swelling around the ankle is the symptom to look out for. Through chiropractic care and physiotherapy, this condition can be easily treated.
Hamstring strain is commonly seen among runners, hurdlers, and dancers. But it is not uncommon in other sports as well. This condition is caused by overstretching of the thigh muscles. Bruising, cramping, and swelling are the most common symptoms of hamstring strains. Though it usually has a longer healing period, a speedy recovery is achievable through chiropractic care.
Another common condition is the tennis elbow caused by the overuse of elbows in a repetitive motion. Tendon inflammation caused around the elbow area can become career-threatening if untreated. With the help of a chiropractor, the mobility and strength of the elbow can be restored in a short period.