Treating Sports Injuries with Our Sport Chiropractor
Athletes use their bodies more than the average person, putting them at greater risk of injury. Our Spine & Sports Chiropractic team in Tuscaloosa, AL, talks about some of the most common sports injuries and how to help.
Sprains and Strains
Sprains and strains occur when muscle tissues and ligaments are forced beyond their normal range. For example, a hamstring strain is one of the most common types of stress with athletes, while the ankle or wrists are the most common areas for sprains.
Knee injuries are prevalent among athletes, especially runners. However, a torn shoulder tendon is common among basketball, soccer, tennis, and football players.
Sciatica occurs when something compresses the sciatic nerve. For example, as an athlete, it’s easy to experience spinal misalignment through kicking and throwing, which can lead to a herniated disc. Compressing the sciatic nerve can lead to tingling, pain, weakness, and numbness from the lower back down to the foot.
Shin splints are a common overuse injury in athletes active on hard surfaces. However, they can occur with any activity when the athlete doesn’t warm up or stretch first. Shin splints are more common in people with flat feet, although anyone can develop them.
How Our Sports Chiropractor Can Help
Chiropractic care is a very effective way to address injuries without medications or invasive procedures. The foundation of chiropractic care is to get the body in optimal shape, so it can do what it’s designed to heal and keep you healthy.
When you visit our sports chiropractor, we will build your treatment plan around you, your needs, and your activities. It will include a combination of techniques to achieve optimal recovery.
Adjustments are at the core of most treatment plans, as nothing else will function properly if your spine is not aligned correctly. In addition, restoring alignment through adjustments helps relieve tension and pain and addresses the symptoms of sciatica and other conditions.
Soft tissue therapy and corrective exercises are also utilized to treat various conditions, such as hamstring strain and torn shoulder tendon. Additionally, our chiropractor will provide recommendations you can implement daily to improve your health and performance while enhancing your recovery.
Recover Naturally with Our Sport Chiropractor
Your injury doesn’t have to keep you from your favorite sport. Schedule an appointment with our team at Spine & Sports Chiropractic in Tuscaloosa, AL, by calling (205) 345-8102. If you have further questions, speak to our chiropractor during your consultation. We would be happy to explain anything you require.