How Chiropractic Can Help Sports Injury Recovery

Sunday, 06 September 2020 11:00
How Chiropractic Can Help Sports Injury Recovery

If you are an active person and want to maintain a healthy body, you will likely be putting your body through stress and fatigue. When staying physically active, you can suffer from aches, pains, and soreness. For athletes who cannot take several days to rest, these pains can develop from a minor ache to serious sports injuries.

Accidents are bound to happen when putting your body through these tough activities that can result in painful injuries. Being an athlete, you must take proper care to ensure your body to fully recover and handle high performances. However, seeing a chiropractor can help you with sports injuries and also prevent them from happening.

Chiropractic techniques can be used to help heal sports injuries and provide relief from any pain or discomfort that will have you back to engaging in sports activities in no time.

How Can Chiropractors Help Injuries?

Chiropractors are skilled in manual adjustment of the spine and make sure that bones are lined up and balanced. This helps relieve tension and pressure in the body like the neck, back shoulder, knee, and ankle. Their main goal is to focus on restoring the joint function by making adjustments to alleviate joint inflammation and reducing pain.

When meeting with a chiropractor, you will be asked questions about your health and perform a structural exam of your back, tendons, ligaments, and joints. You may experience audible cracking sounds called joint cavitation, due to the gas released when the joint opens up and motion is restored. Chiropractors will use several treatment methods to relieve pain like a spinal mobilization that requires a gentle approach or simple stretching to help with joint pressure. They also utilize methods to reduce pain such as ice, heat, or electric stimulation. It is important to discuss all of your health symptoms with your doctor so they can consider all possible and available treatment options.

How to Reduce Injury Through Chiropractic Care

Chiropractors can help athletes perform without worrying about injuries or muscle fatigue. Having a proper spinal alignment can be beneficial and have positive benefits to healthy and high-performance activities.

We are all born as asymmetric, resulting in one side of the body being slightly different than the other. For athletes, whether it is size or strength, it is crucial to be balanced. Chiropractic alignment helps prepare your body to handle your body’s differences by massaging, reducing tension, and soft tissue work. Correction asymmetries can fully equip your body to function balance as one adjusted unit and are less likely to suffer from an overexertion injury.

Stretching and increasing flexibility helps prepare and protect athletes from affecting tight muscles. Chiropractic care can correct misalignment in the spine and tension in the back and neck. This is beneficial to receiving comfort and the ability to move without pain or resistance. 

Athletics are physically demanding and recovery can take time away from practicing. When muscle tensions are stiff, the misalignment threatens the healing process. The key to a speedy recovery is a proper spinal alignment that releases muscle stress and inflammation. Chiropractic can evaluate and make needed adjustments to protect athletes from recovery-stalling problems. Regular chiropractic care can result in fewer injuries, as well as quicker recovery time from injuries when they do happen.  

How to Prevent Injuries Before Occurring

Chiropractors can also help you prevent sport-related injuries from occurring. Before beginning a sport or exercise, it is recommended that athletes visit a chiropractor. During your evaluation, the chiropractor can check your muscles and joints to diagnose any imbalance or tension. Your body will be able to work naturally and reduce the chances of an injury. 

Sports Rehab and Care at Monitto Chiropractic

Chiropractors are trained at relieving pain due to tension and help athletes recover from sports injuries. Whether you are wanting to enhance your athletic performance or suffering from a sports injury, Monitto Chiropractic can help you find the correct solution. When you visit our clinic in Asheville, NC, we are equipped to create a specialized plan to improve your mobility and performance by observing and analyzing the way you move.

Visit our clinic today for a free consultation and preliminary exam and let us assist you with your athletic performance and injuries. We are dedicated to helping you have a speedy recovery that will have you back to your sports activities in no time. You can contact us via email or phone using this form to request an appointment.