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Fix & Reair Subluxation with Corrective Chiropractic

Subluxation is a term coined by the profession of chiropractic. The word subluxation refers to minor misalignments of bones in the spine or joint that lead to loss of wellbeing. However, other disciplines have used and abused it in their half-hearted attempts at describing a joint’s position. It is that simple. Chiropractic-in-Malaysia wants steps to ensure proper use of the term and a better understanding of what this term describes and how subluxations can rob years of your health.

Subluxations are malalignment of the joints in our body that can affect the ability to meet specific demands required for particular sports. Far too many are injured when they push their body beyond its’ normal limits. Injuries sustained often result in subluxations. If uncorrected, it can cause continued pain or pain that revisits you time and again. The clinical teams of the Chiropractic-in-Malaysia blog encourage everyone to get their spine and joints evaluated and assessed by clinical chiropractors or physiotherapists. Don’t trust the unlearned or those with limitations. Visit the best there is, visit Chiropractic Specialty Center® in Malaysia. Sports injuries are common, and almost every injury can be treated non-surgically.

In this article, we will concentrate our efforts on injuries sustained during swimming. We picked swimming because it is an activity loved by all ages in Malaysia. 

Subluxations in Swimmers

No one is immune from subluxation. It can happen to the fittest and strongest of us. Swimmers have a higher risk of subluxation in the spine, shoulders, arms, hips, or even knees. Increased resistance, asymmetrical propulsion, and increased energy expenditure are the main limitations in swimming activity due to malalignment of the joints.

The swimmer may suffer neck and upper back pain due to increased tension in the right upper trapezius and limited neck rotation. The swimmer may rotate the whole body to the right to compensate for the limitation of neck rotation. 

Decreased internal and external rotation of the upper limbs will affect arm entry and pull-through, which cause asymmetrical propulsion and lift. Most injuries occur at the end of the restricted range of motion due to increased strain at the joint and surrounding soft tissues. 

For butterfly swimmers, decreased arm extension will be the primary concern as their arms will have difficulty clearing the water. They may have to torque their body or arms at the same time. Those with restricted arm movements may have to pull with more force to achieve equal stroke strength. Torquing of the body may create a ‘wobble’ that increases overall resistance. 

Side-to-side asymmetries in the strength of hip flexors and extensors can reduce the effect of forwarding propulsion. Common knee injuries due to malalignment include medial collateral ligament stress syndrome, patella-femoral compartment syndrome, medial synovitis, and medial synovial plica syndrome. 

 Avoid and fix subluxations through active physiotherapy and chiropractic in Malaysia; you can reach our clinical teams at our main center, 03 2093 1000, to see what you need to do to recover from your subluxations.

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