It is assumed that over 700,000 people in Denmark sustain a sports injury each year. As more and more people play sports and are active, the number of injuries will probably increase in the coming years.
There are two different types of sports injuries:
The acute injuries occur suddenly due to too much stress in too short a time. Examples of acute injuries are fiber ruptures, cruciate ligament or meniscus injuries and sprained ankles. These injuries typically cause a lot of pain right when the injury occurs, and the pain is typically worst in the first few days after the injury occurs.
If you get an acute sports injury, it is important that it is handled correctly from the start.
For many years, there have been discussions about how to optimally handle an acute sports injury. In the past, RICEM was the most recognized way to treat these injuries.
RICEM = Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation, Movement
In recent years, however, POLICE has gained greater traction.
POLICE = Protection, Optimal Loading, Ice, Compression, Elevation
What all experts agree on is that acute injuries must be treated as soon as possible!
If you have suffered an acute injury, you must contact your doctor as soon as possible to get the treatment that suits you!
The other type of injury is overuse injuries such as Achilles tendonitis, shoulder impingement, runner's knee, etc.
Sports where these types of injuries typically occur are endurance sports such as e.g., running, cycling swimming etc.
These damages occur over time, and the reason is that the tissue in the area in question is exposed to a greater load than it can withstand. If this happens, inflammation occurs in the area in question. This is the body's way of trying to heal the overloaded area, as well as telling you that the injury needs rest and relief to heal quickly.
In many cases, it will help to take a break and relieve the part of the body that is overloaded, but you often find that the symptoms return when you resume the activity.
In cases where you repeatedly relapse, you must contact your doctor. The reason why an injury occurs is often complex, and can e.g., is due to incorrect technique, lack of strength in relevant muscles, too little or too much mobility in relevant joints, "bad" running shoes, incorrect structure of one's training, too little sleep, etc.
At Kiropraktik i Centrum, we are an interdisciplinary team of experts who work together to find the cause of your symptoms. We will then put together a plan with you that will ensure that you get back to the functional level you want to be at!
We also collaborate with additional specialists, which is why we are very likely to find exactly the type of examination and treatment that suits the individual patient. We also prioritize ongoing follow-up as part of the final treatment plan. You can book an appointment online, contact our us on phone 33 12 39 20 or email firstname.lastname@example.org already today to hear more about what we can do for you.
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