Chiropractors are employed by professional football teams to manage injuries once they occur, but their care also helps prevent injuries. In fact, every team in the National Football League has chiropractors on board to care for their players. Football has a well-deserved reputation as a rough sport, and injuries are very common; however, Bruising tackles and bone-crushing hits are all too familiar among football players at all levels. Too frequently, the physical nature of football results in injuries, ranging from head and spine trauma, to bone fractures, and muscle and ligament damage. He also advises football players of all ages to consider several things prior to a game to avoid injury. Warm up and stretching is imperative, and so is choosing the right equipment and making sure it fits well. Proper hydration, adequate rest and good overall nutrition will all help keep athletes operating at their peak.Repeated hits to the body commonly lead to injuries including strains, sprains, and stingers, which may result in severe aches and pains and loss of proper function. According to a website posting by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, “Basketball is the leading cause of all sports-related injuries. Each year, children aged 5 to 14 years have more than 407,000 muscle and bone injuries while playing basketball.” most basketball injuries are cumulative, meaning they are caused by overuse.
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We treat all soft tissue injuries, including sports injuries, auto accident injuries, work comp injuries and all workout injuries, including sprains and strains, to whiplash and lower back strain. All soft tissue injuries could be classified as cumulative or overuse and acute or traumatic. If the injuries are due to stress on the muscle tissue, stress on the joints and on mushy tissues, then this is listed under cumulative or overuse injuries. They usually begin as small ache and pains but might be severe if not handled early. On the other hand, acute accidents are recognized to be traumatic accidents due to its quite sudden occurrence that can be brought about by dramatic events too. Injuries are a common occurrence in the sport at every level of play.
Warm up and stretching is imperative, and so is choosing the right equipment and making sure it fits well. Proper hydration, adequate rest and good overall nutrition will all help keep athletes operating at their peak. Repeated hits to the body commonly lead to injuries including strains, sprains, and stingers, which may result in severe aches and pains and loss of proper function. As preventive care specialists, chiropractors suggest athletes of all ages take the following steps to properly prepare for games: Dynamic warm up and stretching before practice and games. Wear appropriate equipment while making sure all gear fits properly. Maintain good nutrition to achieve necessary energy levels. Hydrate to prevent overheating and cramping. Rest the body before and after activity, using ice for any inflammation.
If you start to fell pain, you need to immediately discuss all of your symptoms with coaches, trainers, and doctors. Taking a preventive approach with a training routine that includes chiropractic care stacks the deck in the player’s favor helping athletes recover from injury (or collision induced trauma) by restoring optimal function and reducing the risk of re-injury, and ultimately achieving peak performance on the field.
Dr Mike and the gang got me back on the field in no time, I didn't even miss one game from my injury, thanks again for everything.
Steve F. ~ Football Player
Injuries to the neck caused by a rapid movement of the head backward, forward, or side to side, is referred to as “Whiplash.” Whether a result of a car accident, sport, or work injury, whiplash or other neck injuries warrant a thorough chiropractic check-up. The biggest danger with these injuries is that the symptoms can take years to develop. Too often people don’t seek treatment until more serious complications develop. Even after whiplash victims settle their insurance claims, between 39%-56% report they still suffer with symptoms two years later.When no bones are broken and the head doesn’t strike the windshield, typical symptoms are as follows: follows: 92% complain of neck pain, which typically starts two hours up to two days after the accident. This is often the result of tightened muscles that react to either muscle tears or excessive movement of joints from ligament damage. The muscles tighten in an effort to splint and support the head, limiting the excessive movement. More severe disc damage may cause sharp pain with certain movements, with or without radiation into the arms, hand and fingers, which are relieved by holding your hand over your head. Chiropractic treatment is one of the only proven effective forms of care in the treatment chronic whiplash related injuries.
Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to provide you with the medical treatment you need to recover from your work related injury or illness, partially replace the wages you lose while you are recovering, and help you return to work. Workers’ compensation benefits do not include damages for pain and suffering or punitive damages. Report the injury or illness to your employer. Make sure your supervisor is notified of your injury as soon as possible. If your injury or illness developed gradually, report it as soon as you learn or believe it was caused by your job. Reporting promptly helps avoid problems and delays in receiving benefits, including medical care. If you don’t report your injury within 30 days, you could lose your right to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Get emergency treatment if needed. If it’s an emergency, call 911 or go to an emergency room right away. Tell the medical staff that your injury or illness is job-related. If you can safely do so, contact your employer for further instructions. If you don’t need emergency treatment, make sure you get first aid and see a doctor if necessary. Workers’ compensation, also known as workman’s’ comp, is a state-mandated insurance program that provides compensation to employees who suffer job-related injuries and illnesses.
What Is the Difference Between a Sprain and a Strain? A sprain is an injury to a ligament, the tough, fibrous tissue that connects bones to other bone. Ligament injuries involve a stretching or a tearing of this tissue. A strain is an injury to either a muscle or a tendon, the tissue that connects muscles to bones. Depending on the severity of the injury, a strain may be a simple overstretch of the muscle or tendon, or it can result in a partial or complete tear. Sprains~ A sprain typically occurs when people fall and land on an outstretched arm, slide into base, land on the side of their foot, or twist a knee with the foot planted firmly on the ground. This results in an overstretch or tear of the ligament(s) supporting that joint. Strains ~ A strain is caused by twisting or pulling a muscle or tendon. Strains can be acute or chronic. An acute strain is caused by trauma or an injury such as a blow to the body; it can also be caused by improperly lifting heavy objects or overstressing the muscles. Chronic strains are usually the result of overuse – prolonged, repetitive movement of the muscles and tendons. Contact sports such as soccer, football, hockey, boxing, and wrestling put people at risk for strains. Gymnastics, tennis, rowing, golf, and other sports that require extensive gripping can increase the risk of hand and forearm strains. Elbow strains sometimes occur in people who participate in racket sports, throwing, and contact sports.