“A sprain never really heals”, this statement holds some truth as you might find that the areas you previously sprained have become weaker or more prone to injuries.
It might be tempting to ignore the injury and hope that it will heal on its own. But, without proper treatment, some injury does not heal completely. That could mean a smaller range of motion than before, weaker muscles and/or tingling numbness that persist after the injury “healed”. Professional athletes or not, one should always seek proper, professional attention for injuries. That will not only help you feel better now, but can also prevent repercussions of an old injury.
The most common sports injuries are from sprains and strains. Sprains are injuries to ligaments, the tough bands connecting bones in a joint. Suddenly stretching ligaments past their limits deforms or tears them. Strains are injuries to muscle fibres or tendons, which anchor muscles to bones. Strains are call “pulled muscles” for a reason, over-stretching or overusing a muscle causes tears in the muscle fibres or tendons.
Some common sports-induced injuries are Runner’s knee, Tennis Elbow and Tendinosis. Despite being common, these injuries are not easy to spot. As such, minor symptoms like bruises or minor pain while doing a sport could signal a serious condition that requires a professional to identify and treat. Do not hesitate to seek professional advice; being uncertain about your condition is your cue! Contact us now.
How we can help:
Spotting and investigating the injury is of paramount importance. Our chiropractors possess vast knowledge the common causes of the injury. With True Chiropractic Group, our doctors armed with a wealth of experience, can accurately detect the source of discomfort and customise individualised treatment plans. Not only so, our doctors are also able to delineate on ways to prevent the reoccurrence and repercussions with their abundance of experience in the field.