High intensity movements performed while playing sports can cause acute or chronic injuries that require an extended period of downtime to fully heal. During the healing process, sports players may lose training time or miss out on participating in important competitions. Sports players can minimize downtime by seeking medical assistance during the recovery process. Chiropractic care, in particular, gives tendons, ligaments, muscles, joints and bones the support they require for a relatively quick recovery.
Types of Sports Injuries
Sports injuries can occur nearly anywhere in the body from the knees and elbows to neck and back. The most common sports injuries include:
- Muscle Strain
- Tendon Sprains
- Ligament Tears
- Joint Dislocations
- Stress Fractures
Chiropractors consider the location and severity of the injury to determine the best course of treatment for the patient. The treatment plan may include information about the patient's estimated recovery milestones help gauge the patient's progress. Adjustments are often made to the treatment plan to help the patient's condition resolve as quickly as possible.
Chiropractic Treatment Options at Charlotte Health Center
When the injury first occurs, it is considered an acute condition. Acute treatment focuses on stabilizing the body as it repairs the damage. If the pain and discomfort continues past the expected recovery period, chiropractors may switch to treatments better suited for chronic conditions.
Initial chiropractic treatments for sports injuries focus on adjusting the skeletal system to bring the body back into alignment. Stresses caused by misalignments can cause additional injuries to occur during and after the recovery process. Chiropractors often perform the adjustments manually using techniques that have been in development for thousands of years. These practitioners may also use specialized tools to adjust the spinal column and joints in the limbs if manual techniques do not provide lasting results.
If patients do not recover from the sports injuries in the expected time frame, chiropractors add treatments developed for chronic pain conditions. Ongoing symptom severity and frequency is often magnified by shifts in patient posture and activities. Chiropractors must focus on helping patients regain their previous abilities to keep pain levels to a minimum. Patients may need to complete therapeutic exercise sessions in the clinic and at home to improve strength, endurance and flexibility while the body heals.
Patients often recover much faster from sports injuries if they seek treatment immediately after the damage occurs. Chiropractic treatment assists the body in healing properly to reduce the chance of complications developing from an improper or incomplete recovery.
Chiropractic Care for Sports Injuries at Charlotte Health Center
Patients can obtain immediate chiropractic care for sports injuries at your Charlotte clinic, the Charlotte Health Center. Chiropractors perform a thorough evaluation of each patient to create a comprehensive treatment plan. Patients will receive chiropractic support and treatment throughout the entire recovery period. Chiropractors can also help patients develop the flexibility, strength and endurance required to prevent sports injuries from occurring. For more information call us today.
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