Sports Injuries Treatment From Bac To Health Chiropractic Lifestyle
Sports are a great way to stay fit, be outdoors, and socialize with friends. Unfortunately, sometimes sports can lead to injury. Depending on the type of injury you can be out of commission for a few days or even months. While some types of sports injury require surgical intervention, many can be fixed with the help of a chiropractor. Let's take a closer look at common sports injuries and how a chiropractor can help.
Common Sports Injuries
Many different types of sports injuries can be treated at the chiropractor. Acute injuries, such as sprains and strains can easily be treated through several different techniques including taping, stretching, and exercise. Long-term injuries, or chronic injuries, that have been developed over an extended period of time can also be treated. Runners are often able to find comfort from runner's knee or shin splints. Golfers and tennis players regularly discover that a chiropractor is able to ease pain or discomfort experienced in the soft tissues of the wrist, elbow, shoulder or neck.
Common Therapies and Techniques
Depending on the injury your chiropractor may use any one, or several, of the below popular techniques.
- Graston Technique - This is a type of massage and muscle manipulation that is very commonly used to treat soft injuries. Specialized metal instruments are used to manually massage and manipulate muscles in the body.
- Kinesio Taping - This taping technique is often used to help support injured muscles in the body to promote healing. The tape gives the injured muscle some extra structure while still allowing the muscles surrounding the injury to move freely. Kinesio tape is commonly used for strained muscles.
- Strengthening Exercise - To help recover from injury, a chiropractor may recommend stretching and strengthening exercises. These can be meant to strengthen the injured area, or the muscles surrounding the injured area to promote healing.
How Athletes Benefit from Chiropractic Care
A chiropractor helps to restore balance to the body and make the body move as efficiently as possible. This means improving muscle strength and flexibility as well as reducing any pain or discomfort that is associated with certain movements. A chiropractor can certainly help with an immediate sports injury, but having a chiropractor included as part of your regular health and wellness routine can be greatly beneficial to an athlete. Healthy, flexible muscles and joints that are properly aligned are less likely to become sprained, strained, or injured.
At Bac to Health Chiropractic Lifestyle, we want you to feel at your best. Being able to get back to participating in the sports you love means getting you healthy and pain-free. We are conveniently located at 11600 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 516, Los Angeles, CA, 90025. For an appointment with our professional team members give us a call at 310-888-8762. We are always accepting new patients and are eager to help get you feeling your best again.