Sports Injuries

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Sports Injuries

Whether you are a seasoned athlete or just getting started on a new workout regimen, you are putting your body through more than usual and your body is prone to a sports injury. Injuries can be sustained unexpectedly while being active or slowly over time due to repetitive motions.

There are quite a few ways to treat sports injuries, and many athletes are turning to chiropractic care. In fact, an estimated 90% of all world-class athletes routinely use chiropractic care to prevent injuries and boost performance. The most common sports injuries treated with chiropractic care include:

  • Strains and sprains
  • Knee injuries
  • Shin splints
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Achilles tendon injuries

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Below are 4 benefits of utilizing chiropractic care for sports injuries. Please talk to Dr. Ryan to understand all the benefits of chiropractic care for your specific sports injury.

1. Reduce Recovery Time

Chiropractic treatment ensures that every bone and strip of soft tissue is in its proper place with adequate space and blood flow, enabling the body to work properly and naturally and heal itself quickly. Chiropractors use several techniques to promote rapid healing, including:

  • Massage, stretching, and range-of-motion movements
  • Vibration Plate to remove the toxins from hypertonic muscles
  • Electrical muscle stimulation to release tension and decrease inflammation near the surface
2. Reduce Pain

The spine is an essential part of the body’s nervous system. Spinal manipulation relieves painful symptoms while also restoring the body’s healthy alignment and optimal nervous system flow. All of this is achieved through chiropractic care, making it a great way for athletes to relieve pain and return to optimal performance.

3. Natural, Drug-Free Therapy

Painkillers are not always the best option for an athlete facing a serious injury because they’re just masking the pain for a short period of time. Many studies have shown that chiropractic treatment helps athletes recover from injuries faster without the need for painkillers. Some medications like anti-inflammatories are helpful initially, but you do not want to rely on them without understanding the cause of your injury.

4. Prevents Further Injury

Even the smallest injuries and alignment issues can cause unnecessary stress on the body, often leading to more injuries. A chiropractor keeps the musculoskeletal system working properly so the body is less prone to another injury. Chiropractors can tailor their treatments methods specific to your past injuries and your choice of activities.

Next Steps

Dr. Ryan Foster is uniquely qualified to treat your young athletes with or without injuries with his strength in chiropractic pediatrics and knowledge and experience in sports injury treatment and recovery. ChiroPlus has an active approach to sports therapy by challenging the areas of concern that will give the athlete faster healing time and minimal loss of functionality to allow easily resuming the sport. Schedule your initial appointment today. (847) 683-0077.

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