CrossFit forces you to push your body to extremes, and with extreme sports comes an elevated risk of injury. At least, that is what research is saying.
A study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that out of 132 people who participated in a survey offered on international CrossFit forums, almost 75% of them (or 97 of the respondents) had suffered from some type of injury as a direct result of this particular type of training. Of those, a large number reported sustaining more than one injury, with 186 injuries in total.
Common CrossFit Sports Injuries
The most common CrossFit sports injuries affected the back and shoulders, as well as injuries to soft tissue, such as sprains and strains, tendinitis, and more. While a few of these may be brought on by using improper form or simply pushing oneself too hard, overuse injuries can occur as well.
Lowering Your CrossFit Injury Risk
Dr. Valente routinely sees athletes in his chiropractic office in Midtown East, NY. Regular chiropractic care keeps your body functioning at its highest level and can lower your risk of CrossFit sports injuries. That is why many famous athletes, such as Evander Holyfield and Arnold Schwarzenegger, have publicly supported the use of chiropractic as part of their training regimes.
When your spinal column is properly aligned, you have greater athletic performance. You’re able to execute the explosive movements and have the endurance that CrossFit demands. Plus, you tend to suffer from fewer injuries because your vertebrae, discs, muscles, tendons, and joints are in tip-top shape.
Whether you’ve suffered from a sports injury due to your CrossFit routine in the past and you never want one again, or you simply want to avoid this type of injury and keep yourself in the roughly 25% who are sports injury-free, a few visits to your Midtown East chiropractor may be exactly what you need.
Call Dr. Valente today so you don’t have to miss your CrossFit session tomorrow!
Hak PT, et al. The nature and prevalence of injury during CrossFit training. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2013 Nov 22.