Stay in the Game With Chiropractic Care

By Donna Stark

There are plenty of physical, social, and psychological benefits that come from playing sports, but let's not forget that there are also plenty of falls, bumps, and collisions too! Everyone from the recreational athlete to the professional player has the potential to get hurt. In fact, it is actually quite rare to play a sport consistently and never experience an injury of some sort. Whether it's a minor bruise or a major setback, most injuries are temporary and fortunately, many can be treated quite easily. Especially when you see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

Shoulder Injuries and Chiropractic Care

There isn't a day that goes by that you don't use your shoulders, and that couldn't be truer for most of the sports out there. The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body and when it doesn't function as it should, the potential for injuries increases.

Regular chiropractic adjustments can help correct any issues that may lead to a shoulder injury. By placing the spine in proper alignment and reducing any inflammation, the strength and function of the surrounding muscles and joints are improved and the risk of injury is decreased.

Knee Injuries and Chiropractic Care

Oh, our poor knees! They sure do take a beating, don't they? Knee injuries top the list of injuries that sideline players and sadly, so many of them occur simply because we move the wrong way during a game. Although some knee injuries can be catastrophic, most are very treatable and don't have any problems during the healing and recovery process.

Seeing your local chiropractor regularly can reduce your risk of knee injuries. Chiropractic adjustments help to keep the joints in your body perfectly aligned (the knee is one of the biggest joints in the body) and improves their stability, function, and mobility.

Sprains and Strains and Chiropractic Care

Improper form while playing, tripping over another player, or overworking a part of your body, it certainly doesn't take a lot to come out of a game with a sprain or strain. Injuries like these can involve the ligaments, muscles, or tendons, and although they can sit you out for a game or two, they are usually easy to recover from.

Chiropractic care can reduce the risk of these injuries by improving joint and muscle function and increasing balance, range of motion, and stability.

Chiropractic Care and the Athlete

If you would like to reduce your risk of injury (who wouldn't?) and stay in the game for as long as you want, visit your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic today! With more than 475 locations nationwide, daily hours, and no appointment required, it couldn't be any easier to reach all of your athletic goals and dreams.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Glendale, Ariz.

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