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Posted on 05-19-2016

Preventing Sports Injuries This Summer in Anchorage

If you're like us, you love the summertime. Our team of Anchorage chiropractors at Adkins Chiropractic loves spending time outdoors, and we don't want a sports injury to hold us or any of our patients back from having fun this summer. To learn more about the most common sports injuries and how to prevent them, read on. 

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What Are The Most Common Sports Injuries?

Any form of exercise or physical activity carries a risk of injury for the participants. The most common types of sports injuries we see occur due to one or a combination of factors, including repetitive motion, poor body mechanics, ill-fitting or inappropriate equipment and footwear, as well as over-training. Summertime also brings additional risks for dehydration and heat stroke. Examples of injury include:

  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Spinal muscle strain 
  • Knee ligament sprain
  • Ankle sprain or Achilles tendonitis
  • Whiplash 

How Can I Prevent Sports Injuries? 

No matter if you're a weekend warrior or an experienced runner, it's important to do whatever you can to help keep yourself from sustaining an injury. 

1. Always prepare your body for activity by staying hydrated and warming up/cooling down properly.

2. Use and wear appropriate clothing, footwear, and equipment.

3. Consult with one of our Anchorage chiropractors to maximize your posture, strength, flexibility, spinal integrity, and/or sports-specific movement patterns. 

Chiropractic Care for Sports Injuries: How It Helps

A sports injury will vary greatly in terms of severity and location. The main goals of chiropractic care for sports injuries is to reduce inflammation, reduce pain, promote tissue healing, and restore normal mobility and function. It's also important to identify any underlying causative factors within an individual that may be increasing the person's risk of injury. To achieve this, our team at Adkins Chiropractic utilizes several drug-free and non-invasive techniques, including: 

  • Chiropractic adjustments and spinal manipulations
  • Corrective exercise prescription
  • Active release technique and massage therapy
  • Lifestyle and nutritional counseling 

Looking for Sports Injury Treatment? Contact Your Anchorage Chiropractor Today

Get back in the game with Adkins Chiropractic. To meet with one of our Anchorage sports injury chiropractors or to learn more about our services, contact us today at 907-333-3535.

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