Chiropractic Care for Sports Injuries

Some sports like basketball and ice hockey may be more dangerous than others. But all kinds of sports can cause injury. The most prevalent of these sports-related injuries include sprains and strains. Have you recently misused a body part during a game? Perhaps you got tackled in football or wiped out while skateboarding? Whether the pain is due to overuse or trauma, chiropractic care could be the answer you’re looking for.


As you know, chiropractors focus on correcting body alignment issues. Here’s how this alternative treatment can help with sports injuries:
 

Prevention

 

Sports are an excellent way to stay fit while having fun. But they often involve risks. Excessive or unsuitable training methods and dangerous exercise equipment can cause injuries. Traumatic force can also lead to harm. It’s highly advisable to take measures to prevent spine misalignment or any damage before you take part in any sports or exercise program. You can do this by warming up before any routine. You can also loosen stiff muscles by moving around or switching positions every half an hour. In addition, you can reduce your risk of sports injuries by wearing the right footwear, taping vulnerable joints, and using appropriate safety gear like helmets and mouthguards.

 

Rehabilitation

 

As previously mentioned, injuries can happen in almost any sport. Runners, swimmers, and weightlifters are prone to lower back pain. The same goes for golfers, cyclers, skiers, and gymnasts, who can also suffer from muscle strains. Other sports are mostly associated with head, neck, and spine injuries. These include soccer and football. Fortunately, there are various chiropractic techniques that practitioners can use to help athletes heal from these injuries. Spinal manipulation will line up misaligned vertebrae correctly. This will help reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and improve joint functioning.

 

Performance Enhancement

 

Many pros seek chiropractic care for injury prevention and pain management. But did you know that chiropractors can also help boost your athletic performance? Exertion builds muscles. But it puts tremendous strain on your body, affecting your joints and spine. Spine misalignment can upset your nervous system. This irritation can cause decreased functionality in other body systems, such as your respiratory system. By getting regular, non-injury spine adjustments, you can have an increased blood flow, improved flexibility, and a better range of motion. Also, chiropractic care improves agility, balance, and coordination as well as speeding up recovery. A properly aligned and well-balanced body will enable your muscles, ligaments, and tendons to work in balance together. All of these can help you experience fewer sports-related injuries and support peak performance.
 

Do you want to ensure proper movement and maximum mobility before your game? Your chiropractor can recommend individualized exercises to help condition your body. They can also assess an existing injury and devise an appropriate treatment plan to help you feel better.


Find out more about the benefits of chiropractic care for sports injuries, contact Ellis Chiropractic in Marlow, OK, at (580) 217-3300

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