Common sports injuries treated by chiropractors include muscle strains and sprains, flawed biomechanics, and inflammation-causing damage to joint ligaments. Engaging in sports activities regularly inevitably affects one or more of the body's major joints--knees, shoulders, elbows, hips and ankles. Principles of sports medicine incorporated into sports injury treatment programs by chiropractors involve specific precepts of exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports science, orthopedics and sport specific movements.
Repetitive impact activities (running/jogging, playing basketball, weight training) that place extreme stress on the spine and back muscles often cause lower back pain and stiffness. Poor core strength and improper muscle firing can put you at a higher risk at creating back pain or injury.
Repetitive motions, like swinging a golf club or tennis racket and overusing the elbow may cause tendonitis in your elbow. Symptoms include tenderness and pain on the inside or outside of your elbow and/or radiating pain into your lower and upper arm. Pain may worsen when you lift something, grip objects or flex your wrist.
Athletes seeking sports injury treatment at Hogan Spine & Rehab for knee pain are frequently seen due to ligament sprains, tendon strains, meniscal, tears, or joint inflammation. Many of these conditions may present with knee swelling, joint clicking or catching, weakness, or severe knee pain.
Twisting or landing incorrectly on an ankle may sprain or severely stretch ankle ligaments. Defined by the type of ankle component damaged--tendons, ligaments or bones--ankle injuries can be fractures, sprains (ranging from tiny tears or a complete rupture in ligaments) or strains. Ankle strains are injuries to the tendons and muscles that have been stretched or pulled too far.
Victims of auto accidents are not the only ones who can suffer whiplash. Athletes playing contact sports like soccer or football may receive a sudden, powerful body hit that forcefully jerks their head forward and then rapidly backwards. Whiplash is a serious neck injury involving the cervical muscles, intervertebral joints, ligaments and discs comprising the neck and upper back.
Spinal adjustments are a hands-on technique used to correct improper movement of the spinal motion segments. The main purpose of an adjustment is to induce joint motion where it is lacking. Adjustments and spinal decompression therapy can help alleviate pain, increase range of motion and reduce inflammation.
Individualized rehab exercises and movements to help restore optimal function of the affected area/region, whether it is mobility, stability, strength, endurance or a combination.
Whether it’s manual therapy, Instrument assisted, or even cupping, soft tissue work can help promote the healing and regeneration process through the exchange of blood and allows the removal of toxins and dead cells.
By combining two different wavelengths to improve blood circulation around damaged areas, stimulate tissue healing and repair injured soft tissue cells, MLS laser therapy is an effective, non-invasive method of relieving pain and swelling due to tendinitis, bursitis, strains/sprains and degenerative joint conditions.
At Hogan Spine & Rehab, we diagnose and treat a wide variety of sports injuries using advanced chiropractic techniques to accelerate healing while significantly reducing your risk of repeated injuries. Call today at (281) 240-2225 to schedule an appointment for sports injury treatment.
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