Most people who lead active lives see great benefits to their health from their commitment, but sometimes, participating in a sport or regular exercise can have its downside. Sports injuries strike all sorts of people, from teens on their high school teams, to middle aged office workers who enjoy a morning run, to professional level athletes. All of these people can benefit from chiropractic care.
How Your Chiropractor Can Help You Have Fewer Injuries
If you are committed to a sport, you want to stay healthy enough to enjoy that sport as pain-free as possible, without having to spend a lot of time in treatment with your chiropractor. While chiropractic care can help a lot with pain relief, one of the best ways to keep yourself healthy and off the bench all season long is to work with a chiropractor before an injury occurs. Depending on your chosen sport, chiropractic treatment can help you use proper techniques in your sport and strengthen the areas of the body that are likely to get the most use so that you are prepared for the challenges of your sport from the day of your first practice.
Pain Relief Options for Sports Injuries
If you do get hurt, you will likely want to get off the sidelines as soon as you can, but it is important to give your body the proper chance to heal before you emerge back on the field, rink, court, or track. Depending on your sport, you may have an overuse injury, such as runner's knee or tennis elbow, or you may have more generalized symptoms such as back pain or joint pain. Sports injuries can happen if you don't get the conditioning you need based on your fitness level and the demands of the sport. You might not be warming up sufficiently, or you might not be using the right type of equipment. At Dr. Gary Martin, Irvine Chiropractor, we can help with aches, pains, and various types of sports injuries that can happen and provide the necessary guidance to help you get back to playing when you are ready.
Many people start off by looking into standard chiropractic care, such as a manual adjustment. We strive to find the treatment option that works best for your personal needs.
Massage therapy is a popular option. We offer many different types of massage, including sports and the rehabilitative massage that combines gentle and deep massage techniques that can help with both injury prevention and healing.
Cold Laser Therapy is another technique that athletes often benefit from. It helps to maintain proper blood circulation, limits scar tissue formation, and reduces inflammation and overall pain associated with various injuries. Laser therapy sessions are brief, some taking as little as two minutes and can make a big impact on the healing process without being invasive.
Visit Our Chiropractor Today for Prevention and Treatment of Sports Injuries
When it comes to chiropractic care needs, everyone is different. That's why if you have experienced sports injuries, or anticipate that you might, it is important to get an assessment to determine the treatment plan that is best for you. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, contact us at Dr. Gary Martin, Irvine Chiropractor, in Irvine, CA at (949) 559-7999.