Can a Chiropractor Help Sports Injuries?
By Randi Morse
Playing sports encourages healthy habits, helps get you into shape, keeps you limber, and teaches you how to be a fair competitor. While sports are great, they can be dangerous too. Getting injured during practice or a sporting event can happen to even the most skilled of players. How often have you seen a professional athlete be taken off of the field or ice on a stretcher? The sad thing is that it only takes a few moments for an athlete's life to be completely changed. One wrong step, one bad hit and an athlete might be looking at having to undergo surgery and months of physical rehabilitation.
The average athlete, especially those in high school and college, aren't as likely to be as seriously injured. In many cases, the injuries that they receive can be helped without surgery or extreme medical intervention. If your teen or college student has been injured during a sporting event, and there is no need for surgery or extra medical attention, a visit to a chiropractor may be one of the best things to add to their treatment plan.
When you need to have attention urgently for a situation, that is known as acute care. A chiropractor can absolutely help with acute care needs. They will assess the situation and ask questions to help determine what your body is trying to tell you is wrong. Once they have figured out the issue, they can then work with you to create a plan of action that will help you to heal. Their plan may include asking you to put ice, or heat, on the affected area, rest, or stretch, or any number of different options. It's extremely important to make sure that you do everything your chiropractor asks you to do because not following the treatment protocol may delay your healing.
Regular Chiropractic Care
One way to avoid an injury is to have regular chiropractic care. A chiropractor can help to keep your body in shape and can fix any sort of misalignments that occur before they become a bigger problem. Having regular chiropractic care also allows your chiropractor to get to know you, which allows them to be able to tell very quickly when something isn't quite right.
If you're ready to give chiropractic care a try, visit The Joint Chiropractic. There you'll find a friendly atmosphere, open office time slots, affordable prices and experienced chiropractors available to help with any sports injury you've sustained.
To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Pearland, Tex.