How a Chiropractor Can Help After a Sports Injury

Injury Prevention

Jumping into a new sport, rigorous training, or exercise routine without first consulting a sports chiropractor can result in a serious injury. Tension and imbalance, sometimes caused by subluxations, often don’t allow for a full range of motion and leave the body susceptible to trauma of the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, and further misalignment of the spine. Our practice specializes in detecting mechanical musculoskeletal and nervous system disorders before sports injuries have a chance to occur. We can help to reduce the risk of a sports injury with spinal adjustments or mobilization, which relieves pressure on nerves by restoring balance and allow the body to perform safely and optimally.

The Road to Recovery

Contact sports, sports that require repetitive movements, and those that involve jarring movements can damage limbs, vertebrae, or soft tissues surrounding the spine. In the event of an injury, our expert chiropractors identify the root cause, help alleviate pain associated with the injury, and greatly reduce the duration of the recovery period. One way we treat a sports injury is by using the patented Active Release Technique. By breaking up and reducing adhesions caused by poor posture, trauma, or repetitive motion, we can restore blood flow and promote healing to the injured area. If an adhesion is putting pressure on a nerve, the Active Release Technique can help diminish pain and numbness. This treatment is recommended for soft tissue conditions such as carpal tunnel, shin splints, and muscle tension. Compared to other soft tissue therapies, this form of treatment takes less time to perform and delivers faster results. As trained sports chiropractors, we correctly assess what tissues need Active Release Technique while other health professionals may not. We may also use a series of spinal adjustments, hot or cold compresses, traction, and other soft tissue work to produce a speedy recovery and restore function.

Heal with SF Chiropractors

Athletes just can’t perform at their best when they’re injured, and speed, strength, and flexibility are all too important before and after an injury occurs. We can help you avoid unnecessary injury, pain, invasive procedures, the need for prescription drugs, and too much time in recovery. At SF Custom Chiropractics, we are expert chiropractors dedicated to providing excellent care in order to prevent, accurately diagnose, and treat sports injuries at every step of the way. Whether you’re a basketball player, football player, gymnast, or golfer, it is our mission to help you fully recover from your sports injury and get you feeling your best, so you can perform your best!