Flower Mound Chiropractor Provides Treatment and Rehabilitation for Sports Injuries
Butler Chiropractic treats back pain, neck pain, headaches, arthritis and other musculoskeletal pain that may be caused by sports injuries. There are many types of sports injuries; some of the most common include strains and sprains, tendonitis and stress fractures.
Chiropractic Relief for Athletes and Sports Injuries
Strains and sprains may arise during sports such as: track, baseball, basketball, tennis and football. Twisting and overextension of a joint can lead to tears in the muscles which produce strains. Sprains are caused by mild to severe tears in your ligaments. Ankle and knee sprains are familiar sports injuries. They generally involve tears of one of more ligaments on the outside of the ankle and knee. Back sprains typically involve the intervertebral disc which is a ligament between the vertebrae in your spine that works as a “shock absorber.” When your ligament is torn it may result in bulging or herniated discs.
Stress fractures take place when an abnormal amount of stress is placed on your bone. A runner who suddenly increases his distance without gradually progressing to a long distance may develop a stress fracture. Shin splints are microfractures in the shin bones which are a type of stress fracture.
Therapeutic exercises assist with building stamina and endurance while conditioning injured muscles, ligaments and tendons. Sports massage and acupuncture focuses on treating soft tissues injuries as well as aches and pains typically associated with recreational activities. Massage will improve relaxation by reducing your heart rate and reduce muscle stiffness to speed up the healing process.