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Chiropractic Advice About Common Sports Injuries

When it comes to sports related injuries, chiropractors have a lot of experience. With all the physical impact and exertion occurring on their bodies practically daily, athletes are a class of people that need extra attention paid to their bodies. Not only can there be major injuries like broken bones, sprained ankles, strains and head trauma, there can be even more minor injuries that need just as much attention in order to make sure they don’t become a major problem.

Chiropractors may be a huge asset in helping an athlete maintain their physicality by healing and preventing damage through special manipulations and alignments. Below is some chiropractic advice for different types of athletes that might help aid in keeping injuries to a minimum.


One of the most physical sports, football often results in head trauma, spine damage, bone fractures and muscle problems. Chiropractors may help in preventing these types of injuries, as well as prevent them from happening in the first place. They can use manipulations that will lower trauma risk and enhance performance. Chiropractic treatments may help athletes with their flexibility, range of motion and overall biomechanics. This is important especially in football since most players get hit in the body and head repeatedly. 


Since soccer players are in a constant state of motion, most of their injuries are similar to those of long distance runners. These types of injuries usually affect the lower body, including calf strains, ankle sprains, planters fasciitis and shin splints. It’s important for soccer athletes to have optimal balance. Through chiropractic adjustments of the lower back, pelvis knee and ankle, soccer players might be able to improve their sense of balance, enabling them to play at a higher level. 

Baseball and Softball

Baseball and softball players have a high frequency of injuring their shoulders and rotator cuff. There are also many injuries that occur in the elbow, lower back and calf. The constant throwing and sprinting creates a lot of wear and tear on those parts of the body, requiring extra attention in order to prevent and heal injuries. Chiropractors may be able to align the subluxations in the shoulder, neck and spine in order to relieve pain and to allow the body to heal itself properly. If an athletes body is always getting realigned into its proper position, even if it is only slightly misaligned, then further injuries may be prevented.

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