Sports can provide the perfect “arena” for injuries to the spine or extremities. Contact sports such as football, hockey, wrestling and rugby may head the list of offenders, but non-contact sports such as skiing, skating, diving and track & field also cause injuries. Whether you are a weekend warrior or a professional athlete, there are a few things that all athletes have in common. They want to have the best possible performance in their chosen sport, but they both can get injured in that sport.
The Most Common Types of Sports Injuries
- Sprain and strain injuries includes injuries to the ligaments and muscles in the body. In the neck, this may result in pain that radiates to the shoulders, down the arms and even into the hands, in some cases. Sprain/strains in the back can likewise result in pain radiating into the groin, buttocks, hips, thighs, legs and/or feet. Sprain/strains are also common in the extremity joints, such as the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle areas.
- Fractures or dislocations are far more serious and may lead to spinal cord injuries that can produce paralysis.
- Damage to discs includes tears, ruptures, bulging or herniation.
A Balanced Approach
Gentle chiropractic offers a balanced approach to the treatment and the healing of sports injuries. By using chiropractic adjustment instruments to return spinal segments and extremity joints to their normal mobility and by using therapeutic exercises to help the supportive tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments), Dr. Carradine is able to help the injured areas return to normal function for optimal performance.
Many chiropractors have held permanent positions on all types of school, amateur and professional sports teams, including the Olympics and for good reason...Chiropractic is so beneficial to any athlete, wheter amateur or professional.
Even wiser than proper care of injuries is prevention. Regular chiropractic care, along with proper strengthening can help maintain your spine, extremities and nervous system to help with the stress of competition.
Dr. Carradine specializes in providing safe, high quality, result-oriented care for sports injuries to help your body heal naturally-without drugs or surgery. Dr. Carradine had been successfully treating sports related injuries for over 25 years. Depending on the type of injury, chiropractic adjustments, physiotherapy, rehabilitative exercises, acupuncture and/or lifestyle modifications may be required. To learn more, call 330-758-4446 today!