Chiropractic Care for Sports Related Injuries
Sports injuries can be quite common, but finding relief can often be difficult. One option that you may not have thought of is chiropractic treatment for sports related injuries. At Passig Chiropractic of St. Louis Park, MN, we have years of experience helping athletes of all ages find relief after sports injuries.
While Dr. Passig and his staff encourage patients to participate in sports related activities, we understand the pain and discomfort that can occur from time to time. Common injuries include sprains, strains and stress on areas of the body such as the back, knees, arms and legs. Dr. Passig has a number of chiropractic techniques that have shown to be beneficial for those dealing with all types of sports injuries.
Common Symptoms of Sports Injuries
Below are a variety of symptoms that commonly occur when you experience a sports injury.
- Dull pain
- Muscle spasms
- Muscle pain
Common Types of Sports Injuries
There are a wide array of sports injuries, many of which have to do with the type of sport you are playing. Some of these common sports injuries include:
Pinched nerves related to sports injuries can be quite painful. Dr. Passig has years of experience offering chiropractic adjustments of the spine to help relieve pressure on the nerve, which in turn helps to reduce pain. Many patients will suffer for quite some time with pitched nerve pain because they don’t realize that chiropractic care can be helpful. Stop suffering and visit the team at Passig Chiropractic today.
While you may not think of neck injuries as being very common when it comes to sports activities, this is actually not the case. Neck injuries, also known as whiplash, can be quite common when the neck is quickly and forcibly moved forwards or backwards causing a whipping motion. Contact sports have a high risk for whiplash injuries. These injuries can cause inflammation, pain and limited range of motion. Dr. Passig can provide relief for neck injuries due to whiplash with gentle chiropractic adjustments to restore the neck to proper form.
For individuals training improperly, overuse of a particular joint or set of joints can cause pain and discomfort. With tendinitis, a tendon can become inflamed due to poor biomechanics. Athletes often experience rotator cuff injuries, tennis elbow (causes pain on the outside of the elbow) and golfer’s elbow, which causes pain on the inside of the elbow, all of which are typically due to tendinitis caused by improper mechanics.
Strains and Sprains
While fractures can occur, muscles, tendons and ligaments are most often injured during sports activities. These types of injuries are often due to overuse, and in some cases can be alleviated with Chiropractic care, whereas in other severe cases surgery may be required.
How to Prevent Sports Injuries
Below are several ways that you can help to avoid sports injuries in the first place, or if you’re currently recovering to avoid additional injuries.
- Conditioning – Proper preparation and conditioning is vital to help prevent sports injuries. Stretching to help warm up muscles prior to extensive physical activity is performed can make a huge difference when it comes to preventing strains and tears. Cooling down properly is also beneficial after working out to avoid causing muscle tension.
- Technique – How you exercise is also important to avoid injury, especially if you’re weightlifting or performing additional repetitive exercises. Proper posture and technique should be used for any exercises that require running, throwing, or other repetitive motions which could quickly damage joints and muscles if done incorrectly. Learning the proper way to perform various exercises can help to prevent painful sports injuries from developing.
- Hydration – Proper hydration is one of the fundamental ways you can help to avoid sports injuries. Dehydration causes the body to not have enough fluid to sweat, which can lead to a variety of heat related injuries.
Non-Drug Treatment of Musculoskeletal Problems
At Passig Chiropractic, we specialize in treating sports injuries related to disk injuries, neck pain and joint sprains using non-drug treatment methods. Many times injuries occur because the body is naturally compensating by tightening other muscles and joints surrounding the affected area. For instance, persistent pain in your shoulder may not actually be due to issues in your shoulder itself, but rather how your body is reacting to spinal-joint restrictions in the neck.
Restore The Natural Balance in Your Body After a Sports Injury With Passig Chiropractic
Chiropractic adjustments can help to restore the natural balance in your body that was present prior to a sports injury. At Passig Chiropractic, we use a variety of chiropractic treatment methods for sports injuries, and would be happy to provide you with a plan to help reduce pain and inflammation due to your injury. We can be reached by phone at any time at 952-593-0296 or through our contact form. If you’d rather talk in person, feel free to stop by our St. Louis Park Chiropractic Office today.
If you have been injured while playing sports chiropractic care can offer many benefits. Even before you are injured receiving chiropractic care can help to prevent injuries! Treatment plans will help to improve range of motion, flexibility, balance, symmetry, agility and more. All these benefits will aid in the healing process of a sports injury and can also prevent future injuries.
Not only do we treat all types of sports injuries, we can also help you to minimize the risk of getting one. If you or a loved one suffer from any kind of sports related injury, please contact us to schedule an appointment today.