Playing sports, the human body sometimes overextends itself, causing sports injuries both minor and serious. When the body is injured, internal damage may occur, causing pain and limiting mobility. Muscle strain, tennis elbow, and runner’s knee are all sports-related medical diagnoses requiring treatment to alleviate pain and encourage healing.
At Glendale Chiropractic, we offer pain relief to treat the root of your sports injury. Rather than using oral medications to numb symptoms, we treat overuse injuries with chiropractic therapy for long-term results. Here, we’ll go into more depth about what chiropractic care is, how it benefits sports injuries, and why it might be right for you.
Chiropractic treatment is carried out by a trained and certified chiropractor. Traditionally, it involves gentle manipulation, known as an adjustment, of your spine to encourage healing through your musculoskeletal and nervous system. Some chiropractors combine chiropractic adjustments with alternative healing techniques such as physiotherapy, acupuncture and spinal decompression.
Chiropractic care is all-natural, non-invasive, and safe when applied by a certified chiropractor. It requires minimal downtime, allowing you to maintain a regular lifestyle, work hours, and activities. Chiropractic care doesn’t mask symptoms, but treats your injury, encouraging healing from within.
How Do I Know if I Need to See a Chiropractor?
Some of the most common sports-related injuries are breaks, strains, fractures, and over-extension. The problem many athletes face is that the activity causing pain is usually repetitive.
For example, a tennis player experiencing pain in the elbow joint will continue to aggravate the injury as they play. Similarly, a runner with knee pain is repetitively putting the joints and tendons of the knee in peril with each step.
Sports injuries manifest in many ways. Depending on the type of injury and where it is, you may notice a variety of symptoms forming, such as:
If you’re experiencing these symptoms, a chiropractor can help. Many chiropractors work together with your family doctor to determine the best course of action based on past or future treatment plans. For example, if you require surgery on your knee, your doctor might recommend chiropractic care following recovery from your surgery to continue the healing process and improve mobility in the knee joint.
Developing a Chiropractic Care Plan with Glendale Chiropractic
Glendale Chiropractic is in Indianapolis, Indiana and serves patients from across the city. Dr. Joseph Fortunato and his dedicated team work closely with patients to develop a bespoke chiropractic therapy plan based on individual needs. We know how important physical activity is in the life of an athlete and we strive to help each patient recover the mobility and physical acuity to reach fitness and sports goals once more.
If you’re concerned about a sports injury or feel your abilities are suffering due to pain, contact us for a consultation. Glendale Chiropractic is proud to serve our community and look forward to meeting new and returning customers. Call (317) 257-2225 to get started.