Athletes undergo intense training to prepare for their exciting, physically demanding sports games. Since they put their bodies under more stress than average, it makes them susceptible to a class of injury known as sports injuries. At Chirodoc of Manchester, MO, Dr. Roy Brown helps rehabilitate sports injury patients using his top-of-the-line chiropractic techniques.
What are Sports Injuries?
Sports injuries are the group of injuries that most often occur in athletic situations. These include injuries such as sprains, runner's knee, tendonitis, concussions, stress fractures, torn shoulder rotator cuffs, and more. The most common sports injury symptoms are pain, swelling, and weakness in the affected area. A chiropractic professional can help determine what kind of injury their patient is experiencing, and give them resources to recover and ensure the injury doesn't resurface.
Tips to Prevent Sports Injuries
Many sports injuries are completely preventable if the proper safety measures are used. First and foremost, it's important that athletes are healthy enough to participate in their activities. Those who are extremely weak or suffer from certain health issues should work on rehabilitation and basic exercise before jumping into sports. Healthy habits are very important for being injury-resistant.
Athletes should wear all necessary safety equipment when playing their sport, since these precautions are designed to protect them. Also, too much exercise makes the body more susceptible to injury. It is important to be strong enough to maintain the proper anatomical form during all exercise. If the body is placed under excessive stress while in positions it is not meant to be in, it's a surefire way to get injured.
How are sports injuries treated?
Chirodoc of Manchester, MO, offers a natural way to prevent and treat sports injuries. Dr. Brown is an expert in several techniques proven to rehabilitate and/or enhance athletes. These include:
- Chiropractic Adjustments: This is a technique where the doctor applies targeted force to a body part, such as the spine or hip, which is intended to improve the anatomical position.
- Acupuncture: Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing modality where small needles are inserted into the body's trigger points. This can release muscle tension, relieve pain, and more.
- Therapeutic Exercise: A chiropractor can provide a custom exercise plan to improve musculoskeletal function.
- Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS): During EMS, a light electrical current is passed through the affected tissues in order to relieve tension and promote healing.
If you've recently sustained a sports injury, the Chirodoc team in Manchester, MO, would be happy to help! To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Brown, simply give us a call at (636) 230-3783 or submit an appointment request here if you prefer. We look forward to working with you!