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Sports & A Healthy Lifestyle
A popular way to maintain your health is to exercise by participating in sports. Exercise is very good for your overall health. It can reduce stress, and even strengthen your joints, bones, and heart. However, it is an unfortunate fact that injuries can occur while partaking in these activities. Whether you’ve become overzealous with your routine, or simply forget to use the proper safety equipment, it’s become very common nowadays to become injured while doing these activities.
SPORTS RELATED INJURIES
The most common sports injuries are Strains, Sprains, Tendinosis, and Stress Fractures. Strains and Sprains are very common injuries. When you accidentally twist or overextend a joint, it can tear the muscles and tendons. When you overextend these muscles, it can cause a strain. If the ligament then tears, it can result in a sprain. Tendinosis, or “overuse syndrome”, happens when certain joints in the body are overused. When these parts become overworked, it can result in pain and dysfunction. With the tendon being used over and over again, it becomes inflamed from the repetitious activities. Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow are great examples of Tendinosis. Stress fractures are another injury commonly seen in regards to sports injuries. Stress fractures are also known as Fatigue Fractures. These fractures happen when there is a large, abnormal amount of weight being placed on a bone. It is extremely common in beginner runners who start off at a higher level than advised.
In order to diagnose which injury you may have, x-rays or MRI’s may be necessary. This helps rule out fractures and allow us to find soft-tissue injuries. Ice and heat may be helpful in reducing pain while the tissue is healing, and elevation helps to reduce swelling. The most important thing to know is how sports injuries can be prevented. Educating yourself and loved ones on proper warm up and cool down procedures, sufficient water intake, and proper techniques can reduce sports injuries substantially. important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Oftentimes, people do not realize they are injured until days or even weeks after the accident. By this time, the damage has already been done and the pain has set in.
Why Choose Us?
Experienced & Compassionate Staff
Our staff is experienced and compassionate. We will take the time to listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have.
Convenient Location & Hours
We are conveniently located in Mission Valley, the heart of San Diego, close to all the major freeways. We offer convenient hours to fit your busy schedule.
Personalized Treatment Plans
Mossuto Chiropractic offers treatment plans to meet your individual needs. We will work with you to develop a plan that is right for you.
State of The Art Facility
Our state of the art facility is designed to provide you with the best possible care. We offer a variety of chiropractic techniques and therapies to support your care.