Whether you are a professional athlete, or just enjoy taking part in your spare time, injuries are very much a common occurrence. Pulls, sprains, and strains occur regularly, and while many may appear quickly healed with home remedies and things commonly found on a Google search. The underlying damage can lead to frequent reinjury and decreased performance if not properly addressed by a professional experienced in dealing with these types of injuries.
Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to increase the rate at which your injury will heal and reduce any pain or side effects that you experience during the process. We are more than equipped to accelerate an athlete’s recovery. Working with a chiropractor that has extensive knowledge in athletics and the specific knowledge of the stresses that each sport puts on the body is invaluable. If getting back on the field faster or working to prevent common injuries sounds good to you. Then give us a call and start your road to recovery and path to elevated performance today.
All our bodies are prone to the same types of injuries, many of which can create a range of side effects, from discomfort and pain to swelling, limited mobility, and an interruption to the ability to perform day-to-day tasks.
In some instances, it may be an underlying problem that causes the injury, such as joint or spine issues. These often occur gradually and without symptoms, until one day, when the underlying problem causes something noticeable to develop.
Some of the most common sports injuries treated by chiropractors include:
Achilles tendon problems
Lower back pain
Shoulder pain (rotator cuff injuries)
Iliotibial band syndrome
Having a sports injury can be incredibly frustrating. Not only do you have to deal with the effects of the injury itself, but you also may have to take weeks, months, or even longer off of your sport in order to heal properly. They can jeopardize the careers of our professional athletes.
Most sports injuries are caused by pushing the body beyond its usual limits or trauma.
Most of them involve some sort of spinal misalignment or inflammation that puts pressure on the spinal cord or surrounding nerves. A chiropractor is trained to perform manual manipulations that will restore balance to the spine and body systems. In doing so, they can reduce inflammation and increase the flow of nutrients and oxygenated blood to the affected area which will speed up the natural healing process so that the body can repair itself faster. The use of chiropractic care has been shown to reduce both pain symptoms and the healing time required for most sports injuries.
Regular chiropractic care can also be used to help prevent future problems. In many cases, athletes have weaknesses or imbalances in their bodies that are not yet causing them any symptoms but if left untreated, could cause a much more prominent injury. By identifying these and performing chiropractic manipulations to realign and balance the body, your practitioner can potentially avert future injuries.
Want to know more about chiropractic care for athletic recovery? Contact our friendly, knowledgeable team today who will be delighted to assist you.
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