Repetitive Stress and Overexertion is the most common cause of workplace injuries and typically occurs from carrying, lifting, pushing and pulling heavy objects. Overexertion often results in musculoskeletal disorders such as sprains and strains, particularly in the back. Other causes include: poor posture, falls.
There are wide variety of activities that involve the actions that have the potential to cause damage, especially when they are executed with force. Some examples are:
- A cyclist quickly pulling their knee upward faster peddling
- A ballet dancer leaping into a grand jete
- A martial artist kicking their foot up and towards the sky
While the usual cause of injury is a sporting activity; slips or direct trauma can also cause a hip flexor to tear. Whether you are an amateur sports enthusiast or a top-flight professional, your body is prone to the same kind of injuries. Repeated stresses can lead to a slight loss of proper movement in the bones of your spine (vertebrae) and joints, which in turn can interfere with the healthy working of the muscles and the nerves. You may have ignored the pain and carried on with your sport for too long without treatment, and now find yourself with a chronic injury.
Chiropractic treatment aims to restore normal function to your joints and muscles as well as your nervous system and may increase your control, co-ordination and muscle strength.