Patients frequently ask me if their current sports injury is connected to another body part they may have injured in the past. There is a very strong connection between an injury or deficiency in one body part leading to an injury in another. The body is a kinetic chain, and all components are connected. All too often I see patients who, while overcoming a left ankle sprain, deal with a right hamstring injury and vice versa. Working on rehabilitation for sports injuries typically involves figuring out your body’s deficiencies to rehab a specific injury and to prevent more from occurring.
The article I frequently refer my patients to best explain this is from ESPN, on Steph Curry. The now three-time NBA champion and two time NBA MVP had a lot of issues with his ankles early in his career, but fortunately he was able to figure out his ankle issues were related to other muscular imbalances.
To read the ESPN article, click here.