Healing Hamstring Injuries in Waterford, MI
Hamstring injuries are one of the most common injuries that our chiropractic specialists encounter when working with their clients. The hamstring is comprised of three muscles the biceps femoris, semitendinosus and semimembranosus, which are essential for any leg movement. Since this muscle is used to help bend your knees and extend your hips, a variety of athletes from different sports can damage this muscle group by performing movements.
Our chiropractic treatments are primarily focused on alleviating compressed joints near the site of your injury, as the joints are simply attempting to protect the injury. Healing hamstring injuries require our doctors to break down any built up scar tissue and implement stretching to promote flexibility. It is hard to determine the length of time a hamstring injury will take to heal fully if it is a minor pull it could resolve itself in a few days, but if it is a serious muscle tear, it could take weeks or months to fully recover.
The Importance of Periodic Assessments and Checkups
It is important to have a professional assessing your progress and healing so as not to return too soon to certain activities that could worsen the injury. You should be attending regular chiropractic appointments until all pain is resolved and your body has returned to its normal state.
Be sure to book periodic visits to check up on your injury after your initial treatments to prevent any further injuries to that area of the body. Any part of the body that has been injured is more susceptible to injuries in the future and should be kept in peak physical shape. One of our chiropractors will test you for muscular imbalances, which if not addressed can lead to further loss of movement in the hamstring.
Choosing our team of experts can speed up the process and make sure that you can regain all previous movement. Chiropractic helps your nervous system for improved wellness and a better quality of life.
Why not let us help you by calling and making an appointment.