Chiropractic Care: A Practical Solution for Recovery of Sports Injuries
Chiropractic care has been highly successful in treating sports injuries, ranging from sprains and strains to severe back pain and everything in between. Through chiropractic care from Chatham Chiropractic, you can recover quicker from your sports injury. Our treatment plans are designed to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, improve flexibility and restore you to full mobility. Ongoing chiropractor care can even protect you from future injuries.
Whether you play for fun or professionally, you run the risk of getting a sports injury. Here’s what you should know about sports injury causes, symptoms and treatments.
Types and Symptoms of Sports Injuries
Sports play can cause all manner of injuries. Some of the most common of these are ankle sprains, hamstring strains, shin splints, groin pull, ACL tears (knee injury) and bursitis. Injuries differ depending on the sport you play. Aggressive sports play could cause neck injuries like whiplash or pinched nerves, spinal misalignment, sprains and strains, soft tissue injuries, torn ligaments, herniated disc and more.
Sports injuries can produce a wide range of symptoms ranging from inflammation to muscle stiffness, soreness, sharp or dull pain, muscle spasms and loss of flexibility, mobility and range of motion
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
Chiropractic techniques are designed to help alleviate pain and discomfort caused by musculoskeletal injuries. Chiropractic techniques like adjustments and spinal compression can help realign imbalanced bones and joints to restore balance to your body. Massage therapies help improve circulation so nutrients can reach injured areas to aid in recovery. Hot/cold treatments and ultrasound help reduce inflammation and physical therapy exercises strengthen muscles and joints to restore flexibility and mobility.
Chiropractic treatments are safe, non-invasive and drug-free, making them a good choice for sports players who don’t want to become addicted to pain medications. They work with your body’s natural healing process to expedite your recovery. At Chatham Chiropractic, we’ll tailor your treatment plan to suit your individual needs. Our ultimate goal is to help you fully recover from your sports injury so you can get back on the field.
Preventative/Maintenance Chiropractic Care
Once you are healed, you can take advantage of maintenance chiropractic care to reduce your risk of future injuries. This ongoing care helps keep joints and muscles in shape and your spine in alignment to make you less prone to getting injured. You may visit your chiropractor once or twice a month for regular checkups and ongoing care. If problems are detected, they can be corrected right away before they escalate into major issues that require extensive treatment.
Visit Your Chatham Chiropractor
To learn more about chiropractic care for sports injuries, contact Chatham Chiropractic at 217- 483-1551 at your earliest convenience.