The worse thing an athlete wants to hear is that they have to sit on the sideline of a game due to an injury. By taking preventative measures and paying attention to your body’s aches and pains, you can help stay injury-free. Having regular chiropractic care can help keep you moving and pain-free before that dreaded injury may occur.
Research has contributed to overall acceptance in many other professions and more individuals seeking chiropractic care. Chiropractic care is now part of the sports medicine program of the U.S. Olympic Committee. You do not have to be a professional athlete or an Olympian to benefit from chiropractic care. Common sports injures include, but are not limited to, stress fractures, biceps tendinitis, inversion ankle sprains, plantar fasciitis, patellofemoral pain syndrome, rotator cuff injuries, tennis elbow, impingement syndrome, and IT band Syndrome. Persistent aches and pains are a sign that you are stressing your muscles and joints. If you experience pain from exercising or playing sports that does not subside, see your doctor immediately before your potential injury worsens. The adage “No pain to gain” does not apply. You could be increasing your risk of further injury that will keep you sidelined longer than for one game.
Chiropractic care uses the adjustment to return spinal and extra spinal (extremities) segments to their normal mobility and function. At Venture, in addition, to the adjustment we also utilize various physical therapy techniques to help the muscles, ligaments and tendons return to normal function as well. Proper nutritional guidance and recommendations may be provided to make sure your body has the nutrients it needs to speed healing and keep you performing at your best. Combined with rest and rehabilitation athletes can find themselves returning to regular play faster than if they just waited for it to heal. At our office we demonstrate strategies for stretching and exercise that can help the individual enjoy their activity of choice. Overall, athletic performance has been shown to improve with regular chiropractic care.
Don’t wait until an injury happens to seek chiropractic care. By being proactive and establishing a relationship with your chiropractic can make sure you can perform at your best and stay injury-free for your sports season.