We usually associate chiropractic treatment with musculoskeletal pain and discomfort. If you are an athlete or like to play sports, you can suffer from mild-to-severe sports injuries. How do you get treatment for those? Usually, you would rest and allow the muscle(s) to heal. Sometimes, you might pop pills to get instant relief. But all these things do not help you get back the original strength and flexibility of your muscles. You need an effective treatment that not only cures your ailments but helps to improve your overall performance. Chiropractic treatment is a great treatment for sports injuries.
Why Choose Chiropractic Treatment For Sports Injuries?
Sports injuries are related to the muscles and bones of the body. Taking painkillers will only reduce the symptoms (like pain) for a short period of time. As the effect of the dose reduces, the pain and discomfort will come back. Besides, medicines will not help you regain muscle strength and improve performance. You will still feel restricted muscle movement!
Chiropractic care offers an effective, safe, and natural way to heal injuries. Professional chiropractors aim to eliminate pain by treating the root cause of the problem. They will diagnose your body to know the exact pain points. Besides eliminating pain, they will focus on enhancing the overall strength and flexibility of your muscles.
Chiropractors employ massage therapies, exercises, and a nutritious diet to enhance muscle strength and improve sports performance.
What Are Common Sports Injuries Chiropractors Can Treat?
There are many sports injuries a chiropractor can treat. What are some of the common ones?
#1 Hamstring Strain
With this sports injury, your leg muscles and joints cause pain. It can happen when your warm-up exercises are done improperly. The chiropractor will examine your legs to know about muscular imbalances. If you have tightness in the thighs and weakness in the hamstrings, it will cause excess wear/tear in the muscles. This makes the pain recur frequently. Medicines cannot work for such injuries. Chiropractors will focus on a person’s muscle “balance,” improving scar tissues and reducing pain. They will also ensure joint mobility and flexibility and might offer stretching exercises to enhance muscle strength.
#2 Lower Back Strain
A lower back strain occurs when you play a sport that involves sudden jerks and twisting of the muscles. For instance, you can suffer from lower back strain due to soccer, hockey, or tennis.
You need a treatment that helps to lower your back pain and reduce strain on various muscles. Chiropractic treatment includes spinal manipulation techniques to eliminate strain from the muscles. Besides, it is helpful for improving the range of motion in the lower and upper back. Along with manipulation, chiropractors might involve decompression techniques to improve muscle strength and avoid the need for surgeries.
#3 Runner’s Knee
As the name suggests, a runner’s knee problem causes pain and immobility in the knees. It can happen to any athlete– or any person! During this problem, your chiropractor will suggest you avoid running, jogging, sprinting, etc. Chiropractors employ various treatment techniques such as massages, stretching exercises, and hot/cold packs to reduce the pressure on knee muscles. Chiropractic treatment includes the proper wearing of footwear that will maintain the balance of the gait and develop a healthy walking form.
#4 Tennis Elbow
You can assume that sports injuries happen when you overuse the muscles while playing tennis or badminton. Due to excessive pressure on elbow muscles, the joints will have restricted motion, pain, and discomfort. Chiropractors will employ adjustment techniques and massage therapies to eliminate the strain on the affected muscle(s).
Have you experienced an injury while playing sports? Relief from the pain is available with professional chiropractic care. Make an appointment at Champion Wellness Centers of Valrico. Call 813-409-3304 today to schedule your visit.