Winter Sport Injuries

Have you noticed just how dark it is in the morning? This can spell only one thing – summer is slipping away and soon you’ll be trading in the bat and ball for the football spikes, hockey cleats and netball shoes. The winter sport season will soon be upon us and for some it’s an escape from the heat, but for others the short days, cold mornings and frosty chills are nothing to look forward to. At Transitions Chiropractic, one of the biggest things that we notice is that the change of the season brings in different clientele and as such different injuries.
It seems that winter sports have a certain intensity about them and many are physically competitive. This could be said for a variety of Newcastle’s favourite sports; rugby league, netball, rugby union, soccer, AFL and hockey. Speaking as a chiropractor, all of these sports can be very intense especially on the body. There are a number of sport injuries that we can see unfortunately a little too often. The 3 most common areas of the body that clients report to us at Transitions Chiropractic for are as follows:

Sport Injuries: Neck & Shoulder Problems

Through the winter months the biggest problems here are reserved for the heavy contact sports and virtually every code of football. There is a couple things chiropractic can help with but then again there is always the elephant in the room:

Sport Injuries: Hips & Lower Back

Except for perhaps rugby league and union, the rest of the winter sports are unique in how they can irritate the hips and lower back.

Sport Injuries: Knees & Ankles

Knees and ankle injuries can occur at such a high frequency they are almost independent of sports. Whether it is the collisions of football, the rapid change of direction in soccer or the quick stopping of netball, winter sports play havoc on legs. Chiropractic can possibly help you recover from leg injuries in a number of ways:

If you’ve had previous sport injuries and as a result limp, this places incredible pressure and compensation changes throughout the spine. Muscles have to work harder, the nervous system is strained, chances are everything takes more effort and your fatigue also skyrockets. Chiropractic care may not fix the cause of the limp, but it may decrease the limp and allow the body to move a little easier, with a little less stress & strain and hopefully heal a little quicker too.Knees & Ankles- Sport Injuries

We all want to perform at our best, whether it’s for the team or even ourselves. Being in peak physical condition is essential in giving it our all. On the field, in the heat of battle chances are not everything will go 100% according to plan. It’s impossible to control what happens to us, but you can always choose how you respond. Having a mobile, agile and pain free body is essential in performing at your best. Hopefully, there’s a few tips and tricks which you can use above to keep your sport injuries at a minimum. If you have any questions or if you are curious if chiropractic can help you, we are always here to help you live your life without limits.