Water Sports Injuries and Chiropractic

Published June 28th, 2022 by Dr. Markson

Water sports are a lot of fun and great for your body, but can lead to injury, like whiplash. Learn about water sports injuries and what to do if you become injured.

Water Sports Injuries

A day out on the water sounds like a wonderful time to most. After all, what could go wrong? In reality, quite a bit can go wrong. Most commonly, accidents during water sports are caused by:

  • Being thrown from a boat or other watercraft

  • Capsizing

  • Crashing into objects

  • Losing control and wiping out

You can sustain injuries in these accidents since your body is often twisted and turned in ways you are not accustomed to. It can cause injuries to your back, knees, shoulders, ankles, and any other joint in your body after an accident, even if it happens in the water.

Most Dangerous Sports Injury: Whiplash

Chiropractors are most concerned about whiplash, typically caused by car accidents. However, whiplash can occur any time your body is forcefully stopped. For example, getting hit by a wall of water causes your forward momentum to stop abruptly, causing injury to your ligaments and muscles. Additionally, it can produce joint dysfunctions or restrictions in your spine and other joints.

Having a Misaligned Spine

Your chiropractor will refer to your misaligned spine as joint restrictions and dysfunction. A misaligned spine puts pressure on nerves exiting the spinal cord, resulting in irritation. This can result in long-term problems for you, including pain, tingling, numbness, and irritation, as your central nervous system cannot communicate with the rest of your body.

Participating in Water Sports? Visit Markson Chiropractic!

One goal of chiropractic treatment is to treat sports injuries by allowing your body to heal itself by working together as it should. Therefore, if you participate in water sports regularly, make sure you visit your local South Florida chiropractor for treatment! Schedule a consultation at Markson Chiropractic today!

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