These can best be defined as musculoskeletal conditions arising secondary to sporting or athletic injuries. There may be pain, stiffness, swelling or bruising. Damage may be caused to joints, ligaments, muscles or tendons anywhere in the body.
How to manage a sports injury
Chiropractors manage sports injuries by applying the body’s tissue repair process and timeframes in the best possible way to help manipulate the body to heal as quickly and as best it can.
Chiropractors treat sports injuries using a package of care that may include manual therapies, exercise, rehabilitation, improving technique and therapeutic advice. They may also use supports and orthotics as indicated to correct biomechanical instability or dysfunction.
As musculoskeletal specialists, chiropractors have expertise in this field of care and utilise interventions which are common to other health professions providing care in this area. There is a substantial evidence base to support the application of physical modalities to the treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries.