Sports related injuries and overuse conditions

Exercise is beneficial in a number of ways: reduces the risk of heart disease, aids in weight management, assists in the maintenance of sugar and insulin levels, improves mood and mental functionality, strengthens bones, improves mobility and flexibility, improves quality of life and can contribute to better sleeping patterns.

Exercise is a beneficial practice to adopt at every age. Regular exercise can help slow down the loss of bone density which leads to osteoporosis later in life. Resistance exercise, specifically weight training, is beneficial in the correction of biomechanical abnormalities and maintains healthy bone density through osteoblast activity. Osteoblasts are bone cells that build up bone mineralisation and density by producing asteroids, which consist of collagen and protein. These cells make bones strong and healthy.

Lower cross syndrome is an example of a biomechanical abnormality: If you suffer from a weak core, you are most likely to suffer from lower back pain too. This is usually because your lower back muscles will become incredibly tight to compensate for the weakness in your core. Weak muscles surrounding a joint can also result in the occurrences of injuries at a higher incidence.

Excessive exercise can sometimes be of limited benefit to sports performance, sleeping patterns and occasionally results in injuries and pain. Sport’s injuries are most often caused by poor warm-up, poor conditioning, weakness in muscles, ligaments and tendons, unsafe training environments, biomechanical disorders and structural abnormalities.

Overuse conditions are conditions caused by repetitive actions/movements undertaken by an individual. Repetitive activities or actions may lead to minor trauma in soft tissue structures like muscles, ligaments, menisci and tendons. Repetitive activities are not only limited to sports people but also to hair dressers, butchers, typists, office workers, gamers, surgeons and cleaners. Carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow and achilles tendinopathy are amongst some of the more common repetitive/overuse conditions.   

At Spina Vita Chiropractic, we treat a variety of different sport’s individuals, such as and not limited to; cricketers, golfers, weight lifters, runners, cyclists, boxers, MMA fighters, cross-fitters, swimmers, rugby players, water polo players, wake boarders, skiers, badminton players and more.

At Spina Vita Chiropractic, we aim to help reduce or eliminate the symptoms associated with the following conditions:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Ischial Tuberosity Buristis
  • Osteochondtitis dessicans
  • Osgood Schattler’s Disease
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Golfers elbow
  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Rotator cuff strain
  • Tendinitis
  • Guyons canal syndrome (cyclists)
  • Knee bursitis
  • Pronator Teres Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hyperextension injury of the elbow
  • Little league elbow
  • Ischial bursitis
  • Trochanteric bursitis
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Sever’s disease
  • Hamstring tears
  • Calf tears and strains
  • Runners knee
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Shin splints/ Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Iliotibial band (ITB) Syndrome
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) and Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) sprains of the knee
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