Chiropractic Care For Sports Injuries

These days Americans of all ages are participating in a wide variety of sports activities.  From children to retirees, people are taking up running, walking, cycling, soccer, tennis, triathlons, golf, aerobics, martial arts, as well as engaging in traditional team sports like baseball, basketball, and football.  Unfortunately, sports injuries are possible with any athletic activity, and are especially common in those taking up a sport later in life after many years of sedentary activity.

Most sports injuries are either overuse injuries such as tennis elbow, shin splints, rotator cuff injury, and other such repetitive use injuries, or traumatic injuries from a fall or collision such as a sprain, dislocated joint, or an injury to the lower back or neck.  For any type of sports injury, it is very important to seek assistance from a qualified health care professional such as a Marietta Chiropractor as soon as possible to maximize the speed of your recovery and minimize future injuries. 

The old adage “no pain, no gain” does not apply to sports injuries.  Pain is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong.  Attempting to continue training and participating in sports activities through a painful overuse or traumatic injury usually makes the injury worse and can slow the patient’s recovery. 

Your best course of action is to visit your health care professional for treatment.  Chiropractic care can be very effective for most sports related injuries.  Your Marietta sports rehabilitation Chiropractor will use a combination of therapies including chiropractic manipulation of the spine and extremities, massage therapy, heat and cold therapy, physiotherapy, exercise, ultrasound and electrical muscle stimulation.  Most patients respond very well and quickly return to pre-injury performance within a few weeks or months.