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Posted on 09-14-2016

Top 10 Tips to Prevent Sports Injuries from your Raleigh Chiropractors

Sports injuries can happen to elite athletes and those who play sports as a hobby, but you can avoid frequent or serious injury by playing it smart before you go out on the field or court. If pain or injury occurs, consider gentle, effective chiropractic care in Raleigh to get off the injured list and back into the game. 

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Here are some simple yet effective measures you can take to prevent sports injuries:

  1. Get and stay strong: Practice your sport and and train the muscles you’ll be using most in the sport, along with the all-important core muscle strength. Include cardiovascular exercise to increase endurance so you can play safely.

  2. Be flexible: Stretch daily including before and after your game.

  3. Watch your posture: Make sure you are doing movements correctly in your sport and get professional coaching if necessary. 

  4. Protect yourself: Suit up in proper gear to shield vulnerable body areas.

  5. Pace yourself: Allow muscles to recover by taking a day off from training or playing your favorite sport. 

  6. Call time outs: Schedule regular rest breaks while practicing or playing so that you don’t get overheated.

  7. Stay hydrated: Have water nearby at all times and drink before, during and after your activity.

  8. Check the weather report: Don’t play (or limit playing time) if it’s very hot outdoors or if you’re in direct sun.

  9. Enforce and follow safety rules: Make sure touch football lives up to its name and disallow risky behaviors during game play.

  10. Stop if anything hurts: Stop right away and consider seeing your chiropractor if pain persists or if your range of motion becomes limited. 

Rely on Your Raleigh Chiropractor for Natural Sports Injury Pain Relief

If a sports injury has you on the sidelines, our Raleigh chiropractors can help with natural, non-invasive treatment plans tailored to your needs. Our treatment options include innovative, drug-free treatments like kinesiotaping for sports injuries. Contact us at any of our 10 convenient locations to serve you throughout the Raleigh area. Contact us today. 

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