No matter how strong, in shape or trained an athlete is, sports injuries are bound to happen. Chiropractic care for sports injuries helps relieve pain, restore mobility, and rehabilitate the injury. We can also equip athletes to avoid future injuries with instruction on proper form and helpful exercises and stretches that prepare their bodies for intense activity. Whether you are a competitive athlete or a weekend sports enthusiast, our comprehensive chiropractic care after a sports injury can help you heal faster and get back in the game sooner.
Why do sports injuries happen?
Sports injuries are common occurrences on the track, field or court. Although our bodies are adaptive and flexible, sports are hard on our joints, muscles and bones. Not warming up muscles properly before engaging in strenuous exercise is a top reason why sports injuries happen. It is vital to take time to deeply, yet carefully, stretch the muscles you will use so that they are prepared for you to call on them suddenly to perform properly. When you play hard and fast, pulled muscles and injuries from imperfect landings are commonly reported. Overuse injuries can occur do to repetitive motions in sports. Practice makes perfect, of course, but muscle strengthening and functional training outside of the sports arena can help prepare the body for peak performance at game time.
Why is chiropractic care a good idea after a sports injury?
Comprehensive Chiropractic care for any type of injury is a safe, natural, non-invasive treatment that has proven success in relieving pain and restoring optimal function to the body. Combined with acupuncture, physical therapy and massage therapy this is a winning combination to get you back to the sports you enjoy quickly. With sports injuries in particular, chiropractic care is especially effective. At our office in West Palm Beach we treat sports injuries by realigning the spine which is often needed after a fall or game field collision, as well as rehabilitating the injury through all phases of healing. We will also educate you the patient on how sports injuries typically occur and decrease your current pain level with a combination of natural pain relieving techniques.
Following a sports injury, we will devise a treatment plan that is customized to your needs and level of activity. Protection, Rest, Ice Compression and Elevation or P.R.I.C.E. is often recommended, and follow-up spinal adjustments may be necessary to help you heal effectively. You can rely on our office to treat not just the pain, but the underlying causes behind it. By identifying poor biomechanics we will help you prevent the injury from happening again. By performing in office and home exercises that target weak areas of the body, you will strengthen your body and gain a new level of fitness that will put you at a peak performance level.
When a sports injury puts you on the sidelines, give us a call! Chiropractic care for sports injuries is effective at relieving pain and helping you heal quickly and properly. With chiropractic care, athletes can often avoid pain pills and their side effects, as well as minimize the chances of needing surgery. You owe it to yourself to try chiropractic care the next time you experience a sports injury. We’re just a phone call away!
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