Can Chiropractors Help With Sports Injury?

Athletes are very impressive human beings because of their commitment to their craft. They train vigorously for months to perform in their best form in a single event. For instance, Usain Bolt once said he trained for four years to run nine seconds. That is a lot of physical investment. Because of these intense training sessions, athletes are susceptible to injuries. 

Some injuries that athletes incur may take months to heal and a lot of physical therapy. But if you are an athlete, you can go to a chiropractor after an injury for quick recovery. A chiropractor can prepare a treatment plan that will quicken your recovery. You may also find ways to ensure that specific injuries do not happen again. 

A chiropractic visit can be very beneficial for an athlete. Here are some ways that chiropractic care can help with sports injuries.

Effective Pain Relief

When you get a sports injury, you might need to take a long time off sports for recovery. It can become a painful and taxing journey back to your peak state. Instead of counting on drugs to relieve your pain and deal with all their side effects, you can try chiropractic care.

A chiropractor knows how to manipulate the spine and joints to optimize the body for self-healing. These adjustments to the spine help your nervous system and, in turn, help you deal with pain more effectively. 

Drug- and Surgery-free

Drugs for pain relief usually do not correct the issue causing the pain. Their main work is to dull the pain or trick the brain into thinking there is no pain. Also, pain medication has many side effects that you must deal with. They might convince you that you can get back to training without the pain—a wrong move because your injury is still not healed. 

On the other hand, chiropractic care addresses the root of the pain and the injury. You will receive adjustments that help you heal faster and reduce pain.

Improve Performance

When you completely recover from the injury, you will have more flexibility. The affected area will have reduced pressure, so you can comfortably get back to training. Chiropractic care will improve your muscle response and boost your range of motion.

These benefits come from the realignment of your spine and nervous system working in tandem. If you combine your new aligned system with the proper diet, you will become unstoppable in your sport.

Common Injuries Chiropractic Care Can Treat

Sprains and Strains

You get a sprain or a strain when your ligaments overstretch or tear. Sprains and strains usually occur in the joints where the bones come together. The most common joints that get strains or sprains are the ankles and the wrists. If you get these, you can visit a chiropractor who can readjust your joints. 

Knee Injuries

These are frequent with athletes, especially runners who get the runner’s knee. Knee injuries usually also come with tendinitis. You can get chiropractic treatment for all these. Adjustments to the knee and spine will help your body heal quicker.

Other Common Injuries:

  • Swollen muscles

  • Achilles tendon injuries

  • Dislocations

  • Shin splints

For more information on chiropractors and sports injuries, call ReAlign Chiropractic at 773-917-0900 to reach our office in Chicago, Illinois. 

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