Sports Injury and Chiropractic Care
Athletes know from experience that being involved in sports can sometimes result in painful personal injuries. Continually demanding top performances from your body can cause pulled and overstretched muscles, strains, joint inflammation, and swelling, as well as other medical problems. Our skilled chiropractor at The Spine Clinic in Salem, OR can help your body heal faster from a sports injury and can also offer tips to help prevent future injuries.
What Causes a Sports Injury
Participating in sports requires a lot of repetitive motions as well as forceful movements and hard impacts on the body which can cause a lot of wear on the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones. A chiropractor can perform a physical examination and detect any imbalances in the body that can prevent the optimal performance of an athlete.
What Type of Sports Injury Does a Chiropractor Treat?
A chiropractor can treat many kinds of injuries caused by overexertion or sports. Some of them include:
- Epicondylitis or Tennis/Golf Elbow
- Ankle Sprain
- Hamstring Strain
- Patellofemoral Syndrome or Runner’s Knee
- ACL Tear or Knee Ligament Tear
- Groin Pull
- Hip Flexor Strain
- Shin Splints
Common Therapies a Chiropractor Uses for a Sports Injury
A highly skilled chiropractor uses many therapy strategies to facilitate the healing of a sports injury and return the athlete to the playing field. Some of the more commonly used therapies are:
Graston Technique - This type of therapy is very effective for painful, soft tissue injuries, accelerating the recovery time and allowing the patient to live pain-free. This therapy is a good alternative to pain medication and restores a full range of movements for the athlete.
Kinesio Taping - This therapy utilizes Kinesio Tape, which is an elasticized cotton strip with adhesive on one side. The patient wears the tape for several days at a time for the purpose of decreasing inflammation in an injury and increasing healthy blood circulation.
Active Release Technique - This important therapy helps promote the healing of soft tissue injuries caused by repetitive stress. It combines movement and manipulation to break up scar tissue and promote more blood flow. Active Release Technique can help with problems involving tendons and ligaments, as well as nerves and muscles. Plantar fasciitis is a condition that can effectively treat with this type of therapy.
Visit Us at the Spine Clinic
At The Spine Clinic in Salem, Oregon we are a holistically-focused medical clinic that takes a “whole person” approach in healing the human body. We seek to provide our patients with highly personalized treatment plans that focus on finding the root cause of the illness or injury, instead of only treating the symptoms with medication.
Contact The Spine Clinic in Salem, OR
If you have suffered a painful sports injury, call us at 503-308-1947 to schedule an appointment with our health maintenance team. You can also visit our website at https://www.spineclinicsalem.com and use our convenient online form to request an appointment or fill out patient forms. We look forward to helping you resume your active lifestyle.