Injured from a Sport?

A growing number of Americans are engaging in physical activities, specifically sports recreation. In fact, nearly 30 million children and teen regularly participate in some form of organized sport. Though being involved in physical sports is healthy for young children and teens, it also increases the risk of injury. Contact sports, such as football, wrestling, water polo, hockey, and martial arts all require physical contact in order to win a match. Because of this physical contact, accidents can happen and players can be injured.

As much as 8.6 million people are injured from a sport each year, even with these statistics, injuries still happen. So, what is the best way to prevent these types of injuries, yet still allow people to enjoy physical sports? The obvious answer would be to limit the force and physical contact two players can have with each other. But, even with contact limits, injuries can still be a risk for players. If you are injured from a sport, it is best not to ignore the injury. By receiving physical therapy from a chiropractor you can help work your muscles, bones, and tissues, to perform back to the way they were.
In this blog, we will be discussing some of the services we offer, especially when it comes to sports injuries.

Hip and Joint Injuries

Hip and joint injuries are very common, especially when the body is being overworked in physical activity. The hip joint is especially sturdy, compared to the other joints in your body. If you hurt your hip joint, such as displacing it from your socket, it is likely that you have suffered a massive impact. This area is protected by a network of large muscles and tissues, so injuries to this area are rare, but very painful. If you are suffering from a hip fracture, dislocation, or muscle strains going to a physical therapist is your best option. At Prospect Family Chiropractic Center, we offer physical therapy services, as well as chiropractic services as well.

Shin Splints

Shin splints are acute pain in your skin and lower leg, which can typically occur due to running on flat surfaces. Players on soccer and football teams are at a greater risk of developing shin splints, due to the flat surface area of a turf field. And, since both sports require a large amount of running, this only increases the likelihood of developing shin splints.


Tendinitis is an inflammation or irritation of a tendon in your body. This type of injury is typically caused by repetitive motion or a sudden impact to the affected area. Certain activities can increase the likelihood to develop tendinitis. For example, the following activities increase the risk of tendonitis:

  • Gardening
  • Shoveling
  • Tennis
  • Throwing and Pitching
  • Skiing

You don’t have to play a physical sport to develop tendinitis, although any physical activity does increase the risk.

Chiropractic Care and Physical Therapy in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Contact us today if you are interested to schedule a chiropractic appointment. Don’t live with physical pain, get a trained physical therapist to help you release muscle tension and heal your body. Call today.