Treatment of Minor Sports injuries
I am qualified both as a chiropractor and in Sports Massage.
Sports injuries can be caused by an accident such as a fall or heavy blow, not warming up properly before exercising, using inappropriate equipment or poor technique, and pushing oneself too hard. Almost any part of the body can be injured, including the muscles, bones, joints, tendons and ligaments.
The ankles and knees and shoulders are some of the most commonly affected areas.
Sprains and strains are the most common type of sports injury, with symptoms including pain, swelling, bruising and tenderness around a joint or in a muscle, or difficulty moving the affected body part. Other sports injuries include back pain, bone injuries, hamstring injuries, head injuries, heel pain, joint inflammation, knee pain , shoulder pain and RSI.
Problems which may arise from sports injury which chiropractic can help with are:-
General aches and pain, including those of joints, muscle spasms and cramp
Rotator cuff injuries, diseases or disorders; soft tissue disorders of the shoulder; shoulder complaints, dysfunction,disorders and pain
Short-term management of ankle sprains and plantar fasciitis
Elbow pain and tennis elbow arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck (but not isolated occurrences)
It’s not just tennis and golf which can cause tennis/golfer’s elbow. Other risk factors include prolonged computer use, driving, DIY and sports that require a throwing motion. I hold a specific qualification in therapeutic and sports massage which I use as a support to chiropractic treatment if appropriate.