Sports injuries today are not just limited to professional athletes or boys who participate in school sports programs. Each year we see athletic performance draw closer to the limits of human potential. Today, a large number of people of both sexes and all ages are regularly participating in sports and fitness activities. The vast majority of both sexes plays golf, tennis, basketball, and/or participate in aerobic activities like running. Regrettably, risk of injury is always a possibility with any sports activity.
Many chiropractors are expert in the field of sports injuries and can accurately determine the magnitude of your injury. Seeing a chiropractor as soon as possible after an injury has occurred is essential in getting a jump-start, so to speak, on recovery treatment. Sprain and strain injuries, for instance, can cause long-lasting problems, e.g., joint instability, painful and weakened joints and muscles, and lack of mobility, if not cared for correctly. Most sprains and strains are related to some degree of swelling, even internal bleeding, especially where ankles and knees are involved. Strains and sprains require appropriate attention, particularly during the initial stages to assure proper healing and protect against future disability.
Experienced treatment of your sports injury by a chiropractor will help to insure that your injury mends quickly and properly, and you’re back in the game!