Holistic & Chiropractic Therapy for Sports Injuries
When you suffer a sports injury, traditional medicine focuses on treating just the injured tissues. While treating injured tissues is important, taking a more holistic approach to healing can help ensure the body recovers as quickly and effectively as possible. Chiropractic care, in particular, is very useful for treating sports injuries.
Chiropractic Care Focuses on Whole-Body Balance
In an athlete’s body, a wide range of muscles, tendons and ligaments work together to create every movement. If the joints involved in a movement are out of alignment, more stress than necessary may be placed on certain tissues. This can slow down the healing process after a sports injury. For example, imagine you develop tennis elbow, which is an inflammation of the muscles and tendons on the outside of the elbow. A misalignment of your spine that causes you to take more of the shock of hitting a tennis ball through the elbow rather than through your shoulders will put additional strain on the injury, slowing down your healing process.
Chiropractors focus on ensuring that all of the joints in the spine and throughout the rest of the body are properly aligned so that each joint is exposed to the proper degree of strain—?and no more. By keeping the body properly balanced, they help promote faster, more complete healing.
Chiropractic Techniques For Injury Treatment
In addition to ensuring the spine and joints are in proper alignment, chiropractors rely on a number of other holistic treatment remedies to heal sports injuries. These include:
The Graston Technique: This is a soft tissue mobilization technique that breaks down scar tissue, restoring the proper range of motion and alleviating pain.
Nutritional Support: Many chiropractors are experts in nutrition and will ensure their patients are consuming the proper foods to allow their bodies to fully heal.
At-Home Exercises: Your Chiropractor may show you at-home exercises that can ease pain from injuries like tennis elbow, as well as keep them from developing again.
Treating the whole body helps ensure complete and permanent recovery from any sports injury. To learn more, contact Launchfit™ by Clinicube®for Chiropractic & Physical Therapy.