Hockey Injuries

For some the season has officially started, some teams have been playing preseason games for weeks. During these games, some players have endured painful injuries. Some of these injuries will keep players out for weeks, and some players will be sidelined the entire season. Injuries During the 2013 season, NHL players sustained more than 1,000 injuries. The most common areas injuries were the knee, upper leg, and (most often) the hip—with hip injuries accounting for 25 percent of total hockey injuries. Injuries to the hip and groin are very common. These injuries are often caused by skating or traumatic body checks. Groin/hip injuries can sometimes impact the player’s long-term performance or even take them out of the game completely. Hockey Injury Prevention Tips In order to prevent injuries, there are some easy habits all athletes—amateur and pro alike—can practice:

  • Have a proper warm-up and cool-down routine
  • Incorporate strength training and stretching into your workout
  • Stay hydrated to minimize muscle cramps
  • Stay active in the off season
  • Make sure protective equipment fits properly
  • Get a proper physical before each season
  • Address injuries early on and visit Performance Chiropractic + Sports Rehab

Performance Chiropractic Treats Hockey Injuries Hip and Groin injuries are one of the most common injuries treated by Performance Chiropractic. Our providers identify the underlying cause of the pain to treat the injury directly at the source. By manually correcting the injury, we are able to provide a faster recovery time than other treatment options   In addition to treatment, we also educate our patients on ways to speed recovery at home and prevent future injuries. We often prescribe the use of myofascial release tools such as foam rollers or the Lacrosse Ball to release trigger points in the muscle.   Whether you’re an NHL professional or a Friday night hometown hero, don’t let an injury keep you on the sidelines. Contact Performance Chiropractic + Sports Rehab today to set up an appointment with a provider near you.