Sports Injuries

We see patients at Arizona Chiropractic & Holistic Health Center who have sports-related injuries. We offer a list of the most frequent sports injuries if you’re curious or want to see if your injury is something we can help with.

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Sprains

When a ligament is damaged or stretched, it is called a sprain. A ligament is the connective tissue between your bone and your joint. Twisting or falling can sprain a ligament. If you take a hit, you may potentially develop a sprain. Spraining your wrist or ankle is the most common injury.

Swelling, bruising, pain, and restricted movement are all symptoms of a sprain. When you initially experience a sprain, you may hear a tearing or popping sound.

Strains

Strains are commonly caused by sports. A strained tendon or muscle is one that has been ripped or stretched. Tendons are the connective tissue between your bones and muscles. Pulling or twisting a muscle or tendon can cause it to become strained. It is possible to suffer a strain immediately, as well as for it to develop over time.

Strains in the back and hamstring muscles are the most common. You may have pain, swelling, trouble moving the muscle, and muscular spasms if you have a strain.

Shin Splints

Stress on your shinbone and the connective tissue that connects your muscles to your bones causes shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome.

Shin splints can cause inflammation and soreness in your legs. Flat feet is a condition that might develop if you don’t seek out the help of a practitioner like a chiropractor. When the arch of your foot collapses, you have flat feet. Shin splints might sometimes cause your shoes to fit incorrectly. Your ankles, core muscles, and hips are also affected by this illness.

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Patellofemoral pain syndrome, sometimes known as “runner’s knee,” is an injury that arises most frequently as a result of running and leaping. The ache in the front of your knee is described as this condition.

If you have patellofemoral pain syndrome, you may find that your pain gets worse as you walk or run up or down steps. When you sit for lengthy periods of time or squat, your knee may have problems.

This injury can occur as a result of overuse of the knee muscle. If you run or leap in sports, for example, you’re putting repetitive stress on your knees, which might cause inflammation beneath your kneecap.

Tendonitis

Tendinitis is a condition in which the strong fibrous cords that link your muscle to your bone become inflamed or irritated. You may have discomfort or tenderness outside of the joint right away.

Tendonitis is given several titles depending on where the problem occurs. Tendonitis, for example, encompasses all of the following:

  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Tennis elbow
  • Pitcher’s shoulder
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Swimmer’s shoulder

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