The Cause Of Sports Injuries
The cause of sports injuries can be very abrupt and noticeable or can prolong themselves for a period of time. In this article we are talking about sports injuries that take time to notice and can wreak havoc on an athlete’s career. (If you want to see some noticeable sports injuries that have a direct cause, just Click ME and watch some clips). Now, the other sports injuries that wreak havoc on an athlete we need to find the major principle of WHY. Most bodies are not given the opportunity to adapt and heal from a problem. Most likely, there is some sort of physical stress placed on the athlete and if this stress goes on for a pro-longed period of time then our body does not function to its potential. Correct potential is supposed to be the optimal for an athlete! For those sports injuries that continue on and linger we need to address the body as an entire unit, not just the area causing the issues.
The example we will use today is a very common issue, a sprained ankle. An athlete encounters a sprained ankle, takes time to heal and boom is back on the field in no time. The sprained ankle happens again a couple of months down the road and then again. This injury sort of becomes chronic in nature. So, how do we address the ankle? Is there weakness in the ligaments and tendons protecting the ankle joint, yes. As a chiropractor would I address and check the spine as well? Yes! Imagine if that athlete has a subluxation (pinched nerve/dysfunction in the nerve system) in their lumbar spine. So, without going into too much detail about the cells, tissues, and glands being affected by this subluxation, let’s talk about the bio-mechanics. If there is a subluxation the athletes’ gait is altered; if their gait is altered, muscles are altered, and if muscles are altered then structure is altered. Which then, in turn, leaves a weakened structure at the ankles. Chiropractors evaluate the body as a whole, rather than in separate parts. When it comes to sports injuries, an athlete knows that everything is connected and everything needs to function at their optimal potential.