Chiropractic Treatment for Sports Injuries in Waterford, MI
Sports can often put your body under a great deal of physical strain and can cause musculoskeletal injuries. A skilled chiropractor can help to treat a sports injury, reduce pain and inflammation, and prevent further injuries.
Chiropractors use spinal manipulations to treat problems with bones, nerves, muscles, and joints. The focus of chiropractic treatment is usually in ailments of the musculoskeletal and nervous system. This makes seeing a chiropractor particularly helpful for the treatment of sporting injuries.
Sports injuries are usually caused by falls, sudden tendon strains, chronic overuse of muscles, not warming up properly, muscle fatigue and impact strains. Chiropractors can help in the treatment of sports injuries by using hands-on techniques to discover the underlying cause of the injury, relieve pain and mobilize the affected area.
Making chiropractic treatment a part of your general healthcare and physical therapy can improve post-exercise recovery, flexibility, strength, and balance.
How can a chiropractor help to treat sports injuries?
Chiropractic treatment for sports injuries is likely to involve manipulations of affected joints and suggestions of exercises to help improve strength. Chiropractors relieve tension in the body through manual adjustment of the spine, allowing the body to function at its best and reducing joint pain, inflammation and tension. This type of treatment is usually best suited to injuries of the neck, shoulders, back, hips, knees, and ankles.
What will happen at my appointment?
We will first assess your condition by asking you about your history, symptoms and what medication you currently take. You will then undergo a physical examination assessing your general posture, neurological function, and reflexes, as well as the muscle strength and range of motion in the affected area. Further tests could also be carried out, including an X-ray of the injured area. Your chiropractor will then discuss their findings with you, and recommend a treatment plan, which will include pain relief, massage, spinal adjustments and exercises you can carry out at home.
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