Our Dodge City Chiropractor Treats Sports Injury
You don't have to be a professional to enjoy the benefits of playing sports. Scrimmage hockey games or taking part in an adult baseball league is an excellent way to get exercise, be social, and stay in shape. Working your body like this also increases your risk for injuries and if you don't stretch or go too far in a high-impact activity (such as running), then you may suffer a sports injury. If you do, seeking out chiropractic treatment from us at Grove Chiropractic and Sports Injury, P. A. can help alleviate pain associated with that injury and get you more quickly on the mend. The following is a look at what you should know about sports injuries and the treatments possible:
Chiropractic Treatment for a Sports Injury
Common Types of Sports Injuries
- Tendonitis. Tendonitis commonly occurs due to the overuse of a specific tendon or ligament, particularly when a person does not properly stretch before activity. For example, tennis players often suffer from tendonitis as they repeatedly swing their rackets the same way over and over again. This results in the tendon becoming inflamed, leading to pain and swelling.
- Sprains and strains. Sprains and strains are often also caused by overuse or accidental misuse of a muscle, such as when you trip, fall, and land on your ankle wrong. Sprains are specifically defined by tears in the ligaments whereas strains are specifically defined by tears in the muscle or tendons. The most common type of sports sprain is known as a plantar fasciitis, which is the overextension of a ligament found on the very bottom of your foot. The result of spraining this ligament is pain and swelling.
- Whiplash and other neck injuries. Many people associate whiplash with cars, but in actuality, a lot of contact sports can also lead to a whiplash injury. When playing a sport like football, soccer, rugby, and hockey, if someone hits you (accidentally or not) to the ground, the fast snap of your head forward and backward can lead to a neck injury like whiplash.
How Chiropractic Treatment Can Help
When you meet with our Dodge City team, we'll have you undergo a physical examination so that we can pinpoint the nature of your sports injury and then work with you to create a personalized treatment plan. Types of treatment we may suggest and provide include massage therapy, physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, and a tailored stretching and exercise regime. We also believe in working to prevent sports injury and are here to help you create an overall health and wellness plan to prevent future injuries as you strive for your athletic endeavors.