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Posted on 03/28/2019 in Sports Injury

5 Most Common Sports Injuries and How to Avoid Them

5 Most Common Sports Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Sports and injuries walk side by side. It’s the inevitable risk of any physical activity. In different sports, different parts of your body are most likely to be injured by an awkward movement, impact or overtraining. If you are a professional athlete, the risk is bigger.

However, you can reduce this potential danger by following the appropriate rules of self-care in your sports activities. There are universal tips to prevent yourself from injuries that will come in handy in any sport you go for.

  • Never start working out without warming up - this will help you properly prepare your muscles for the strain they will undergo.

  • Don’t overwhelm your body, especially just one group of muscles in particular - your workout should be planned to work with different groups of muscles for a certain period of time.

  • Work with a personal trainer- It’s easy to overwhelm yourself or do an exercise wrong without professional supervision, so don’t save your money on your own health, it never works this way.

The Most Common Risks

There is a list of the most common sports injuries. That means you are more likely to have these types of injuries than any others. But there also effective ways to prevent them. Don’t ignore the rules of safety, even if these precautions seem too much to you.

Ankle Injuries

This injury is especially common in people who work at sedentary jobs. A heavy workout after a day of sitting near the computer can lead you to a need for foot and ankle injuries treatment if you don't choose the proper everyday footwear. The heels should be low and the ankle must be in line with your toes.

Knee Injuries

Very often, knees are injured during squatting when done right after the cardio. To avoid this, you should follow the rules of safe squatting techniques. Don’t squat with too much weight, warm up your legs and never fully unbend your knees while doing leg exercises.

Lower Spine Injuries

The wrong technique of exercising is to blame. Work on the strengthening of your spine; train on it no less than 3 times per week. In addition, you should never lift more weight than you can, no matter what your ego says.

Shoulder Injuries

To balance the strain over your shoulder, you should rotate them in different directions. This will help distribute the strain in a proper way and reduce the risk of injury. 

Neck Injuries

Most of them happen because of the improper position of the head and neck during a workout. It is very important. You should also provide extra support for your head with your hands in the exercises that allow for this. 

As you can see, your safety largely depends on the proper technique of exercising and the balance of strain. Under the supervision of a trained professional, you will have fewer chances to create these risks.  

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