How Can Athletes Benefit From Visiting a Sports Chiropractor?

Whether it’s a recent athletic injury or an old high school sports injury, your Doctor of Chiropractic at Community ChiroCare can help!  After taking your history and doing a thorough evaluation, your Doctor will decide the best course of treatment to treat your injury.  We offer a wide variety of treatment solutions to your athletic injury, including:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Manual soft tissue therapy
  • Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization
  • Decompression therapy

Proper Alignment of the Body

The first benefit you can enjoy from chiropractic care is a properly aligned body. A condition in which one side of your body is different from the other, also known as asymmetry in the body, is one of the most common causes of athletes suffering injuries. This difference might mean that one side of your body is stronger than the other, or it might mean that one side of your body is dealing with flexibility and mobility issues.

Either way, we can use chiropractic adjustments to properly align your body and give you a massage to get rid of any tension that’s getting in the way of proper body alignment. This is one effective method of injury prevention that will help keep you in better health during the season . 

Increased Mobility

Increased mobility is another benefit you can get from visiting us. We can put together a treatment plan for adjustments that help your body to move with its full range of motion. If your spine isn’t properly aligned, your muscles can often cramp up. Your muscles might also spasm, and your muscles spasming or cramping up reduces your range of motion. We can remove any misalignments in your spine and get rid of areas of tension in either your neck or your back. 

Getting rid of these misalignments helps reduce any pain you might be feeling. It increases your mobility too. Our chiropractic adjustments can help you maintain proper form while exercising, especially if you are doing overhead lifts. Our adjustments also help you exercise better simply by ensuring your muscles are as loose and ready for work as possible. 

Quicker Healing

We can help you heal more quickly with our chiropractic adjustments as well. Misalignments throughout various parts of the body slow down your natural healing process. If you do get injured, your body naturally tries to protect itself through the means of muscle spasms as well as inflammation. These natural self-protection measures actually mean your body will take even longer to heal, and you won’t be able to play again as soon as possible.

If you suffer from any of the following symptoms or have had these injuries, we’d love to help you get back on the field, court, or fairway!

Common symptoms and injuries that we treat include:

  • Neck pain and/or stiffness
  • Shoulder pain
  • Lack of shoulder motion
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Numbness/Tingling in the hand and fingers
  • Carpal Tunnel and Wrist pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Elbow Pain and Tendinitis
  • Muscle strain
  • Ligament sprain
  • Low back pain
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Hip pain
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Knee pain
  • Achilles Tendon tightness  and pain
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Heel pain
  • Post-surgical scar tissue and restrictions
  • Any other sprain/strain injuries