Exercising and playing sports is an important part of maintaining your health. Exercise strengthens your bones and muscles, loosens joints and decreases stress to name a few of the benefits. However, exercise and sports also come with the possibility of injuries. You should always stretch before and after physical activities, as well as trying not to overly exacerbate yourself too quickly without proper training. The most common areas of injury with sports is the ankles, knees, shoulders, hips and spine.
Sport related injuries can range from severe ligament tears and broken bones to minor sprains and strains. When these ligaments or muscles are injured through activity, the body naturally responds by producing inflammation to protect the injured area. This swelling, however, can prolong the healing process after an injury. If you have had a sport or exercise related injury, chiropractic doctors will perform a thorough orthopedic and neurologic exam to determine the area and severity of the injury. Chiropractic care can greatly increase the speed of recovery as well as return the injured area to 100% functionality.
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