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Posted on 05-31-2017

Sports Related Injuries

Sports are a healthy addition to many lives that helps people stay fit and healthy, however, if things don't go right on the court, field, rink, or track those same activities designed to make us feel better can have us heading to our chiropractor in Fairfax VA in search of sports injury treatment.

Sport Related Injuries, Golf

Avoiding the Need for Sports Injury Treatment in Fairfax

Sports are competitive, and coaches, parents, and spectators often encourage athletes to push themselves to their limits and display the best level of skill they can. The more competitive an athlete is, the more likely it is that an injury will happen.

Common Sports-Related Injuries

  • Lower back pain caused by bending over in golf or carrying heavy clubs
  • Shoulder pain in tennis caused by repetitive motion
  • Heal Spurs or Plantar Fasciitis from walking, hiking or running 

Tips For Preventing Injury

In order to prevent sports injuries, it is important to set some limits when it comes to how hard you push yourself. Here are some tips to prevent injury.

  • Use Proper Technique and support. Things like bending at the knees and wearing the proper shoes can make a big difference when you are trying to prevent injury. You should also review your technique, such as your golf or tennis swing with coaches or teachers.
  • Have realistic expectations, If you are just starting in a sport, don't expect to play like a pro. Even if you've been at it a while, chances are you still won't. Joints and muscles also experience some wear and tear from simple aging. In most cases it isn't a reason to stop, just to choose an appropriate pace.
  • Take your time when it comes to trying to improve,
  • Listen to your body and rest when needed. Practice doesn't always make perfect; sometimes it just leads to pain. If things get too hard, don't be afraid to ask for a break.

A mild pain in your muscle from time to time is part of the package, however, if your sport leads to achy joints, it is time to reevaluate your activity level and your technique.

Getting Sports Injury Treatment in Fairfax  

If you are hurt while you are engaged in sports activities, you have a few choices on how to treat your injuries. You can try to treat them yourself, perhaps with a combination of ice and heat or by taking over the counter medications. You can head to your doctor or Urgent care to make sure there is nothing broken, and see if they will prescribe stronger (and possibly addictive) medication along with an assignment for physical therapy or another treatment alternative, including a chiropractor in Fairfax VA.

How Chiropractic Treatment Can Help

Chiropractic care has come a long way over the years, and a highly experienced chiropractor, such as Dr. Christopher Frey from Circle Chiropractic Center, P.C. in Fairfax. Dr. Frey has been working as a chiropractor in Fairfax for more than 35 years, and applies not only methods learned back in chiropractic school, but also keeps up with new methods and ideas that help bring those seeking sports injury treatment the best of both worlds. Through chiropractic adjustments, nutrition and lifestyle counseling, and implementing the latest treatment techniques, we at Circle Chiropractic Center are dedicated to getting to the source of your injury and can provide the guidance you need to achieve optimal healing for your injury as well as providing you with the right exercise and lifestyle tools that will limit any reinjury. Contact us at  703-385-2990 to schedule an appointment.

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