Chiropractic Care For Sports Injuries
A sports injury can be devastating for an athlete, whether the injury is minor or severe. Such an injury can take weeks to recover and can cause a lot of pain. Athletes are prone to injuries because of their high level of physical activity. Injuries can occur for several reasons, such as failing to warm up properly or making contact with another player. If you are an athlete who has recently had a sports injury, seeing a skilled chiropractor like one from AmeriWell Clinics can help to speed your recovery as well as prevent future injuries.
The knee is essential for a variety of functions, like walking, running, bending, and jumping. When the knee is damaged, it can be debilitating. The knee is complex, composed of bone, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Chiropractic care helps to restore function in the knee. Treatments like spinal adjustments help to keep the spine aligned so there is less pressure being placed on the knees.
Ankle injuries can make it severely painful for an athlete to walk or run. One common type of ankle injury is an ACL injury. The achilles cruciate ligament (ACL) is a small tendon located in the back of the ankle and can become torn. An ACL tear can occur when an athlete does sudden stop and go movements, such as a basketball or tennis player. A chiropractor can facilitate healing by relieving tension throughout the body and improving joint function.
An athlete who has a wrist injury can have a difficult time grabbing or holding onto things, such as a ball or racket. Some common types of wrist injuries include sprains, ligament tears, and pinched nerves. A chiropractor can provide pain relief for athletes with wrist injuries through physical therapy, as well as hot and cold therapy to minimize swelling and tenderness in the area.
A fracture can occur when a bone sustains blunt force trauma after getting struck by an object or hitting a hard surface. Jumping and landing the wrong way can also result in a fracture. Fractures are common among athletes across a variety of sports, and can be severely painful and limit mobility. Through chiropractic care, fractures can heal much faster, helping to alleviate an athlete of their pain and restore their range of motion.
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