CrossFit has continuously gained popularity over the years. Cross fitters endure high-intensity workouts that use every part of the body. The exercise is comprised of wide-ranging workouts including Olympic weightlifting, plyometrics, powerlifting, high-intensity interval training, power lifting, gymnastics, and strongman. Classes are short but efficient and include a warm-up, skill development portion, the workout of the day (WOD), and a session of stretching. CrossFit workouts are intense, and competition level is extremely high, which could cause a severe breakdown of muscle for cross fitters who don’t recognize their boundaries and limits. With such great physical requirements, CrossFit can cause injuries and a tired body. The intensity, competitive quality, and difficult workouts are what attract people, but many athletes jump into workouts without a long-term strategy, thereby causing harm to their body. Fortunately, chiropractic care can help CrossFit athletes recover from injuries and allow them to go on with their CrossFit workouts.
Five Most Common CrossFit Injuries
There are five main areas that CrossFit athletes have a tendency to injure: lower back, knees, wrists, shoulders and elbows. The Doctors at Ogden Chiropractic have years of experience treating athletes and their injuries. We treat:
Achilles tendon injuries
General muscular aches and pains
Safety Tips for CrossFit Athletes
If you practice CrossFit often, it’s important you follow certain safety tips to prevent sports-related injuries. If you follow these tips, you can considerably reduce the likelihood of sustain an injury during your training, testing, and competing routine.
• Be sure to start slow and light with the weight until you feel more comfortable with the basic movements.
• Don’t push yourself past your limits
• Practice mechanics and consistency before you boost the intensity of movements and the amount of weight.
• Take time off. This is the best precautionary measure in order to prevent injuries from occurring.
• Ask your coach questioned to understand how to do a movement properly.
• Pay attention to insistent pains after your workouts
• Be sure to recover and rest if you have been injured.
What to Expect on Your First Visit
Ogden Chiropractic Center provides an individualized plan that allows our patients to receive a comfortable chiropractic experience. We strive to encourage our new patients to feel comfortable by presenting them with all the knowledge they need to begin their healing process after a CrossFit injury. Please read more to learn about what you can expect at Ogden Chiropractic Center. Following your consultation, you will receive a comprehensive chiropractic examination using our state-of-the-art examination equipment to determine your problem areas. The examination includes five different tests that evaluate the health of your nervous system function, your orthopedic health, posture, and physical health. After the examination is complete and you learn which treatments are advised, you can decide whether or not to continue with treatment. These scans are intended to test any stress of your nervous system. If this stress is corrected early enough, you can avoid serious health complications and pain down the road.
CrossFit injuries can negatively impact the spine, back and neck. The wide-ranging chiropractic services and techniques used at Ogden Chiropractic are effective in treating Ogden CrossFit injuries for many athletes. Chiropractic for CrossFit injuries offers an alternative, noninvasive option for athletes to recover quickly and avoid future injury. Our Ogden Crossfit injury chiropractors encourage at-home prevention of sports injuries. We use stretching techniques, nutrition and proper chiropractic adjustments to prevent sports injury. Although there are many causes of sports injuries; minor injuries, muscle cramping and dehydration can be prevented with proper at-home care.
For a comprehensive chiropractic care for CrossFit Injuries, call Ogden Chiropractic at (801)337-1657