Chiropractic is about far more than treating injuries. It also is proven to prevent injuries and enhance performance for athletes. Several studies support the fact that chiropractic care helps athletes reach their optimal level of performance. When the spine is free of subluxations and the nervous system functions as it should, the entire body functions better. Sports performance improves, range of motion is restored, and athletes can give their all!

A sports injury occurs when playing sports or exercising. Some injuries are due to improper form, overtraining, not warming up properly, and poor training practices. Other injuries are simply accidents.

The most common sports injuries are:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Knee injuries
  • Swollen muscles
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Pain along the shin bone
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations

There are two types of sports injuries, acute and chronic. Acute injuries happen suddenly during exercise or an sports event. Symptoms of an acute injury include:

  • Sudden, severe pain
  • Swelling
  • Not being able to place weight on the afflicted spot (knee, leg, foot, etc.)
  • A tender arm, elbow, wrist, hand, or finger
  • Restricted joint movement
  • Weakness in the arm or leg
  • A bone or joint that is visibly out of place

Chronic injuries occur after playing a sport or exercising for a long time. Symptoms of a chronic injury include:

  • Pain while exercising or playing the sport
  • A dull ache when resting
  • Swelling

Chiropractic care helps rehabilitate and realign the body to remove interference and dysfunction. Not only does chiropractic care focus on the injured site, it focuses on the entire body. Chiropractic is very effective for treating injuries and is excellent in helping to prevent injuries and optimizing an athlete’s performance. Together, you and your sports chiropractor will develop a care plan that fits your specific need