If you’re an athlete, you understand the numerous demands of participating in a sport such as running, jumping and tackling. Putting your body through these activities can result in painful tears, sprains, and strains. But Holten Wellness Center can help you when you’ve suffered sports injuries and also help to prevent them.
The main reasons athletes suffer sports injuries include forceful impacts, repetitive motions, over-training and failure to warm up properly. Chiropractors can help athletes by relieving their pain and helping them heal faster after an injury. Regular visits will promote quicker recovery after games and training as well as better balance and overall performance.
In addition to treating injuries, Holten Wellness Center doctors can also help you prevent injuries from occurring. Before beginning an exercise regimen or a sport, it’s recommended that athletes get evaluated. Our doctors can check your muscles and spine to detect imbalance and alleviate tension so that the body can work naturally rather than be prone to injury.
Many top professional athletes all over the country credit chiropractic care with helping them stay at the top of their game. Former football wide receiver Jerry Rice as well as basketball’s Michael Jordan and golf’s Tiger Woods to name just a few, see a chiropractor on a regular basis.
While all chiropractors are skilled at relieving pain, there are chiropractors who specialize and have additional training in sports medicine. You may wish to consider a chiropractor with a focus in sports medicine who’s experienced in treating athletes and identifying the cause of injury.
KIDS AND SPORTS
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 2.6 million children are treated in the emergency department each year for sports and recreation-related injuries. Although sports injuries can range from scrapes and bruises to serious brain and spinal cord injuries, most fall somewhere between the two extremes.
Even though sports injuries are common and may seem minor, any injuries to joints, muscle, tendons or ligaments should not be ignored. Uncorrected injuries can linger on for years and can lead to other problems. Making sure your child sees a chiropractor for any injury as well as getting yearly sports physicals to determine if your child is fit to engage in sports will help your child grow up healthy, strong and fit!