“Chiropractic Care for Sport Injuries Can Help Prevent Future Injuries and Work as an Alternative to Surgery”
Professional athletes and fitness enthusiasts know better than anyone the power of having a body that is limber, strong and resistant to injuries. That being said, even the most gifted athletes get the occasional sprain, strain or pulled muscle. The injuries could also be more serious, such as a broken bone or a dislocated joint. Chiropractic adjustments along with other treatment options such as massage or physical therapy will be instrumental in not only preventing injuries but helping you to recover quickly after an injury has already occurred.
Common Sports Injuries
The demands placed on your body during any sport or athletic event are enormous. From running and jumping to tackling and swimming the process of pushing your body to the limits of what it can do is enthralling for people to watch, but if you haven’t stretched or properly warmed up you’re leaving yourself open to a number of different injuries.
Sprains and Strained Muscles
Even athletes who are warmed up and well accustomed to a certain activity can find themselves on the ground with a painful sprain. The most serious cases involve a muscle or ligament tearing, but the vast majority of cases are just a result of over-extending during athletic activity. The most common signs of a sprain or strain will be swelling and bruising along with sharp pain around the affected area.
The knees are a part of virtually every movement in sports as well as in daily life. Injuring one or both knees can be extremely painful, debilitating, and require months of physical therapy to restore full usage. The most common knee injuries are sudden and generally happen as a result of an improper landing, or an unexpected twist. Common injuries will result in bruised cartilage, and will usually clear up if the knee is properly iced and rested. More serious cases may require surgery and physical therapy.
This condition almost always occurs because of overuse or excessive repetitive motion. As you may have already guessed, Tendinosis is named because it affects the tendons in the problem area and results in painful inflammation. There are other terms for Tendinosis based on the sporting activity responsible such as ‘tennis elbow’ or other athletic activities that require repetitive and process moving from a focused area of the body. Rest and physical therapy along with adjustments to your technique will clear up most cases, but some may require surgery.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help?
Chiropractic adjustments will help you on two fronts, the first being a preventive measure that will help protect you from injuries in the future, and the second being an alternative to surgery for old or undiagnosed sports injuries. If a sports injury was improperly treated at the time it occurred, or it’s a chronic pain you have learned to live with over the years than it may be time to consider developing a chiropractic care plan with our team at Radix Chiropractic. Chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy will realign the affected areas and retrain your body to move and function in an optimum way. Repeated treatments may even be able to reduce the spread of scar tissue and bring the injured area back up to a level of performance you previously thought impossible.