Participation in sports or exercise can be an important step in maintaining your wellbeing. Exercise strengthens your heart, bones, and joints and reduces strain, among many other benefits. Unfortunately, injuries during participation in sports are all too common. Often, these injuries occur in someone that’s just taking up sports as a kind of activity, doesn’t use proper security equipment, or becomes overzealous around the exercise regimen.
The more commonly injured body parts are the ankles, knees, back, elbows, and spine. Remember that you need to discuss any exercise program using your doctors of chiropractic before task such activities.
Strains and Sprains
Although bones can sometimes be fractured with acute sports accidental injuries, the most commonly injured structures are the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Tendons attach muscles to bones, and ligaments attach one bone to another.
Ankle sprains most often involve tears of one or more of the ligaments along the not in the ankle. Knee ligaments, including the larger external supportive ligaments and the smaller internal stabilizing ligaments, can also be torn.
Some athletes may encounter a stress fracture, also termed a fatigue fracture. This sort of fracture occurs when an abnormal amount of stress is placed on a normal bone. This might occur in a runner who rapidly increases the amount of mileage while training for a race. Stress fractures also occur in those who begin running as a kind of exercise but overdo it from the beginning, rather than gradually progress in order to longer distances.
Diagnosis and Treatment
Sports injuries are most often diagnosed from the history on the activity that brought on the actual pain, along with a physical examination. In some cases, x-rays are essential to rule out a fracture. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diagnostic ultrasound may also be used in finding soft-tissue accidental injuries, like tendinitis and sprains.