Sport injuries

Sports Injuries and Performance

We are told to exercise regularly in order to keep healthy. But what if a minor or a major injury is stopping you from doing what you want to do? From the professional sports person to the weekend warrior or occasional gym user / crossfitter, runner, tennis player or golfer, muscle, tendon and joint injuries are likely to occur. These can range from mild strains to the career ending injury.

Many people find that they reach the threshold of their ability and cannot improve no matter how hard or how much time they train. There may not be an actual ache or pain, but it is important to determine if there is an undetected joint, muscle or nerve dysfunction hampering improvement.

Having proper technique of the sport you do, lowers the risk of injury. Proper technique or rather, proper quality of movement, requires repetition during training. Repetition of movement often results in repeated stresses to the musculo-skeletal system which may lead to loss of proper functional movement in the joints of your spine, pelvis or legs and arms. This in turn interferes with the relationship your muscles and nerves have and so they become affected. You may have ignored the pain and carried on with your sport for too long only to find yourself stuck with a chronic injury.

Acute or Chronic Sports Injuries treated include:

  • Muscle strains and tears – hamstrings, calf, groin or thigh

  • Tendon injuries – Achilles tendinopathy

  • Ligament sprains – ankle, knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand

  • Back and Neck pain

  • Shoulder: Rotator cuff injuries, Impingement syndromes, AC joint injuries or Adhesive Capsulitis

  • Elbow: Tennis or Golfer’s tendinopthy

  • Hip: Femoroactebular impingement (FAI); Trochanteric Bursitis

  • Knee: Meniscus injuries

  • Foot: Plantar fasciitis

Beit Hanadiv Herzliya
71 Hanadiv St., 1st floor

Dr Roy Sery
Sports and Rehabilitation Chiropractor