How the Body is Affected While Performing Leisure Sports

How the Body is Affected While Performing Leisure Sports

Leisure Sports and Your Body’s Health

There are innumerable benefits to regular exercise and participating in low-impact sports with friends and family. Low impact movements including playing sports, cardio, or weightlifting, benefit the body’s health and do not appear to increase the risk of injury or osteoarthritis. These activities can improve strength, lower blood pressure, and reduce stress.

In comparison, high impact, repetitive sports, and physical activities pose a much higher risk of injury. High impact sports continually expose joints to high torsion loading, creating a risk to joint and tendon health. Those who have a history of injury to a joint or load-bearing tendon have a much higher risk of injury playing high-impact sports after the initial injury.

At Tannenbaum Chiropractic, our Beverly Hills comprehensive care team can help you determine what activities may be taxing your joint, tendon, and muscle health and how our facility can help. We know that you love participating in leisure sports, and we are confident that our team can help you recover when you may be playing too hard.

Call Tannenbaum Chiropractic to schedule an appointment today.

Which Activities are the Worst Culprits in Joint Pain?

Not all sports are the same when it comes to causing or exacerbating injuries. The worst culprits for joint and tendon injury are those that require repetitive jumping, impact movements, and quick pivots.

Sports that cause joint and tendon injury may include:

  • Basketball
  • Running
  • Skiing
  • Football
  • Soccer

Knee pain is one of the most common injuries associated with adult-level leisure sports. These injuries include arthritis, cartilage tears, or strained and sprained ligaments. What may help reduce the chance of injury is incorporating preventative exercises and stretches to support the joints affected by your leisure sport.

What to Do When Injured During Leisure Sports

If you experience an injury to your joints or tendons, the most important thing to do is to allow the joint to fully heal before returning to regular sports activities. Adhering to the prescribed rehabilitation program is crucial in reducing the risk of further injury, as these rehabilitation movements will strengthen and stabilize the joint’s support structures. Healing from sports-related injury emphasizes maximizing stability to protect the joint will greatly improve that joint’s future health.

Flexibility and mobility training before and after playing leisure sports may also help to improve joint health, tendon resilience, and stress tolerance in the body. Preventative practices and post-exercise recovery movements can mean the difference between injury and a lifetime of enjoying leisure sports.

Tannenbaum Chiropractic and Sports Therapy

Our Beverly Hills sports therapy practitioners offer a wide array of preventative and rehabilitative therapies so that your body is in optimal health for your leisure sports activities. With a focus on repairing and strengthening soft tissues, our team works to provide proper treatment for injury recovery.

In conjunction with sports therapies, we provide chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage therapy, and more for our patients at Tannenbaum Chiropractic. You deserve to feel your best while enjoying leisure activities and playing leisure sports. Our doctors, nurses, and care team are happy to work with you to ensure you can get back to health after a sports-related injury.

Contact Tannenbaum Chiropractic to schedule your appointment with our Beverly Hills chiropractors and sports therapists today!