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Sports Injuries

Playing sport and doing regular exercise is, of course, good for your health, but can sometimes result in injuries. Thankfully, most people will only experience minor sports injuries such as cuts and grazes, bruises or blisters. However, pain, swelling and restricted limb movements ARE common - affected areas include:

A good deal of research has been done on injuries sustained in sport, some of it by Rise and Shine Chiropractic. Click on the links below to find out more about golf injuries, tenpin bowling injuries and snooker injuries.

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Snooker or Pool

If you are an enthusiast of this game or considering becoming a player, the most common injury that you will likely encounter during or after a match is wrist pain.

Wrist pain in cue sports is often the result of the sudden and repetitive application of force (when using the cue) on the forearms, elbows, wrists and hand areas.

Tenpin Bowling

Repetitive stress and faulty techniques can cause injuries in bowling. Using a ball that is too heavy can also cause injuries.

Twisting and stretching, as well as tremendous ground reaction forces acting on the lower back and knee, are causes of concern. Overuse injuries are more common in bowling, due to the number of times an individual bowls per week.


Golf requires explosive power for driving off the tee and fairways. These repeated actions can put stress on the tissues and cause injuries.

Lower back pain is the most common golf injury, accounting for around 20% of all golf injuries. Other common golf injuries include elbow pain, shoulder pain, foot pain and knee pain.

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Preventing sports injuries

Of course, not all sports injuries can be prevented, but you can reduce your risk of getting injured by:

But if you DO get injured, Chiropractic can help get you back on the course, back on the lanes, or back on the baize…

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