Now that you have clear, sunny skies and more hours of daylight, you may feel more than ready to jump into your favorite sporting activities -- but is your body ready to accommodate your enthusiasm? Once spring turns to summer, sports injuries abound. Here are some tips to help you avoid these painful problems, courtesy of your Elkhorn Chiropractor.
Work on your swing - Tennis and golf players are prone to tendonitis in the elbow joint. This inflammation is a kind of overuse injury, but flaws in your technique may be the underlying cause of that overuse. Check your technique with a coach, and have your spinal alignment examined for possible balance problems, to make sure you are not inviting injury.
Warm up (gently) - Throwing yourself into grueling athletic activity without first warming up may lead to a strained quad, injured ACL or pulled hamstring. Be careful in your warmup routine, otherwise you may cause the precise injury you wish to avoid.
Wear the right shoes- If you exert yourself in shoes lacking the proper arch support, you may suffer from a painful inflammation of the foot's connective tissues known as plantar fasciitis. A misaligned body can also contribute to this problem by distributing your body weight unevenly.
Watch your back - Any sport that repeatedly jars your spinal column can cause back pain by throwing your vertebrae and their discs out of alignment. Make sure your spine is in good shape before your sports season begins.
Schedule an Evaluation with Our Chiropractor Today
Schedule an initial consultation and spinal evaluation at The Wellness Pointe of Elkhorn, WI. We can examine your spinal alignment, gait, stance, weight and other factors that might affect your playing technique, range of motion or musculoskeletal health. We can also advise you on everything from lifestyle to exercise so you can play better and feel better all year round. Talk to us -- and then go play with confidence!
Let your local Elkhorn Wellness Chiropractor help you. Just give us a call today!
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