Sport and Chiropractic - A Winning Combination
Have you ever had a sports injury that limited you from playing your favorite sport? If so, you aren't alone. Whether you are a weekend sports enthusiast or a competitive athlete, getting back to playing again is the most important thing. Fortunately, chiropractic care can play a big role in helping you recover - and prevent future injuries.
Getting your injury assessed and treated appropriately will not only get you back on your feet faster, but also screen out any bad habits that can lead to further injury. Here are some of the most common sports injuries, along with tips of what you can do to get better with the help of your chiropractor.
Injury: Hamstring Strain or Low back strain -Hamstring pulls and strains are most commonly due to lack of flexibility and adequate warm up before beginning your sport. Apart from treating the area of injury, your chiropractor will examine you to see if there are any muscular imbalances.
Treatment: Follow RICE principle: (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) if injury happened within last 48 hours. Chiropractic care and electrotherapy work to address joint tightness and range of motion.
Injury: Tennis Elbow -The pain on the outside of the elbow is known as lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow. This area has one of the least amounts of blood supply to the body. That's why it may take longer to heal. It's important to get back into activity slowly.
Treatment: Ultrasound or laser to help with tissue healing, and manipulation around the elbow joint to increase joint motion. Your chiropractor can help maximize athletic performance, reduce injury risk and treat many injuries you may suffer.