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Sports injuries and how Chiropractic care can help

We have known for years that Chiropractic treatment is being used by more and more professional athletes. Usain Bolt, Bradley Wiggins, Tiger Woods have all used chiropractic care. More than 100 chiropractic doctors were sent to the London 2012 Olympics to provide care for team USA, its no wonder they won the most medals in the games.

So, has all this sports got you in the mood to try something new, or will it push you to keep on going in your sports? Be inspired, if Olympic athletes can do it, so can you. Any kind of physical activity is good for you, walk, swim, dance, cycle or start playing beach volleyball with friends. But remember, its not just professional athletes who should be taking care of their bodies. Chiropractic helps many people who take part in sports and physical activity suffering from injuries, strains and painful muscles. It helps ensure your fitness regime can be done pain free to achieve your full potential.

 

Common sports injuries, which can benefit from Chiropractic care:

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Achilles tendonitis: a painful and often debilitating inflammation of the Achilles tendon at the back of the lower leg, heel bone, and foot muscles.

 

Chondromalacia:  known as runner’s knee, is a degenerative condition of the cartilage surface of the back of the knee-cap, or patella causing pain in this area.

 

Iliotibial band syndrome: is one of the leading causes of lateral knee pain in runners. The superficial thickening of tissue on the outside of the thigh, extending from the outside of the pelvis, over the hip and knee, and inserting just below the knee.

 

Plantar fasciitis, pain in the heel, feeling hot or swelling. This is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thin layer of tough tissue supporting the arch of the foot which can be very painful when you put your foot down.

 

Shin splints, a painful condition that develops along the inside of the shin. Along the lower half of the tibia, anywhere from a few inches above the ankle to about half-way up the shin.

 

Biceps tendonitis, is pain and inflammation or irritation of the upper biceps tendon, biceps tendons attach the biceps muscle to the shoulder.

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Chiropractic treatment can give fast results, but its also popular with athletes because it can actually help keep the athletes from getting sports injuries in the first place.

 

If you are suffering from musculoskeletal problems which may be affecting your fitness or general health it is important to get help! Don’t ignore it because most of the time if left untreated it won’t go away by itself. Call the clinic on 04-348116.