Time for sports season

We’ve got news for you this sports season. That knee injury you’ve been nursing these past few weeks might be more about your weak kidneys than your “weak knee”. Intrigued? Read on.

Have you ever experienced a traumatic sports injury? At Hope Clinic we talk a lot about the body’s incredible ability to heal itself. So ponder this for just a moment, most athletic-related injuries happen because there is an internal imbalance in the body.

That’s right, your knee injury might actually be giving you a glimpse into the health of your organs.

What's going on in there?

Our internal organs have reflexes that connect to every muscle group in our bodies. When something goes wrong in one of your body’s muscle groups, it’s telling a kinesiology doctor, like Dr. Brad, that there must be a significant weakness occurring internally. In fact, the majority of injuries are caused because there is an underling internal organ weakness. So, when an organ isn’t working quite right, the related muscle group often responds by slowing down or tightening up.

When the body suffers from repeated injuries in a certain muscle group, your body might be trying to tell you something. For example, tight hamstrings anyone? If you struggle with repeated hamstring injuries you probably have some kind of colon or intestinal issue that can cause symptoms like constipation and dehydration.

Low back pain you say? Repeated low back injuries in an athlete often means the person could have low functioning digestion and kidney issues.

And how about that knee injury? Well, when a “knee injury” occurs it’s actually quite rare for the knee to be the problem. Think about the characteristics of your knee for a moment. For starters, the knee is very flexible while also being completely dependent on the ankle and the pelvis (your hips).

The best way to prevent knee problems is by regularly having your hips, ankles and pelvis checked by your favorite chiropractor. By the way, according to Chinese medicine, your knees are directly related to the health of your kidneys.

It's all about relationships

Every single part of our body has interconnected relationships like this. It might be hard to believe since we can’t see how all those muscles, organs and bones work together in there - but we can be sure they are all connected.

This sports season, keep the athletes of all ages in your life strong and healthy by supporting their internal organs as best you can. Feel free to give the clinic a call if you’d like more information.

Have an old sports injury that still bothers you? Dr. Brad might be able to help you find the support your body needs for that too.

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