Sports Injuries and Chiropractic Care
Whether you play sports at an amateur or professional level. As an athlete, the demands of running, jumping, throwing or tackling can result in painful tears, sprains, and strains. People of all ages suffer from some form of sports injury in their lives and getting back to playing again is the most important thing. Chiropractors are trained to deal with a wide range of sports injuries from Achilles, hamstring, calf, groin, thigh strains to tennis elbow, neck, back or a shoulder sprain. By getting your injury assessed and treated, you will get back on your feet faster and also screen out any bad habits that can lead to further injury.
“Sports injuries” are injuries that happen when playing sports, exercising or involved in any active play. During many sports – body contact, fast stops and starts, and positioning place an unusual amount of strain on the spine and structural system. The muscles, joints, and ligaments can be affected by overuse, trauma or repetitive motions. Some are from accidents. Others can result from poor training practices or improper gear. Not warming up or stretching enough before you play or exercise can also lead to injuries. The most common sports injuries are:
- Sprains and strains
- Knee injuries
- Swollen muscles
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Pain along the shin bone
Types of Sports Injuries
There are two kinds of sports injuries: acute and chronic. Acute injuries occur suddenly when playing or exercising. Acute injuries include sprained ankles, strained backs, and fractured hands. Signs of an acute injury include:
- Sudden, severe pain
- Not being able to place weight on a leg, knee, ankle, or foot
- An arm, elbow, wrist, hand, or finger that is very tender
- Not being able to move a joint as normal
- Extreme leg or arm weakness
- A bone or joint that is visibly out of place.
Chronic injuries happen after you play a sport or exercise for a long time. Signs of a chronic injury include:
- Pain when you play
- Pain when you exercise
- A dull ache when you rest
Importance of Chiropractic Care
Chiropractors can help athletes with sports injuries by relieving their pain and helping them heal faster after an injury. Treatment can help promote quicker recovery after games and training as well as better balance and performance. Chiropractors are skilled in the manual adjustment of the spine. They ensure that bones are lined up and balanced to help relieve tension in the body. This allows the body to function better and become less susceptible to injury.
The goal of most chiropractic techniques is to restore or enhance joint function while resolving joint inflammation and reducing pain. The hands-On therapy is often used to treat neck or back injuries. As well as relieving pain throughout the joints and muscles in the body. Also to treating injuries, chiropractors can also help you prevent injuries from occurring. Getting assessed by a chiropractor before you start your sport or exercise regimen is important. They can check your muscles and spine to detect any imbalance. In addition, they can help ease tension so that the body can work naturally rather than be prone to injury.
Our chiropractors at Chiro & Sports Med are committed to providing chiropractic solutions to address your unique needs, whether you are experiencing an irritated nerve, bulging disc, back pain, neck pain, knee pain, headaches, or even muscular tightness and tension. You may be searching for pain relief after an accident or experiencing an injury. Our mission is to help reduce or eliminate pain and to prevent future problems and injury. Above all, we are here to improve your quality of life, well-being, and your ability to live an active healthy lifestyle.