Athletes always require a high degree of confidence and physical capability in order to perform and prepare for their respective seasons. This involves a significant level of strain on muscles, tendons, cartilage and joints as players lift, leap and sprint nearly 365 days each year. The bigger and faster the athlete, the more susceptible the joints and ligaments are to excessive strain, which can lead to bruises, pulled muscles and tears.
By keeping your body in shape, regularly stretching and properly warming up, you can ensure that your muscles and tendons are prepared (as best as possible) to perform the explosive jumps, twists and stretches that is involved in your game of choice.
Common Sports Injuries
- Strains (pulled muscles)
- Ligament and muscle sprains
- ACL, MCL, LCL or PCL tears
- Shin splints
- Bone fractures
As an athlete, you know how critical it is to not only be healthy, but at your absolute best. This means that waiting for aches, pains and injuries to happen before receiving health promoting treatments, may pull you off the field and take away from your performance. Whether this means missing out on your favorite hobby, or damaging your reputation as a prospective pro, you don’t want to find out too late that you didn’t do enough to take care of your body.
Chiropractors have an in-depth understanding of physiology and anatomy, especially as it pertains to athletes. This enables them to identify and manipulate sore and tight muscles and correct misalignments within the musculoskeletal system.
Through chiropractic manipulations and adjustments, athletes can tend to their mid-season aches and pains before they impact their on-the-field capabilities or lead to untimely injuries.
Active Care for Faster Recoveries from Sports Injuries
For athletes and exercise enthusiasts in the DFW area, athletics plays a major role in your lives. Without the outlet of running, lifting and regular gameplay, active bodies can quickly feel like a shell of themselves. Receiving effective medical care for your injuries, not only ensures that you can get back on the court faster, but that your injuries will be less likely to become burdens on your health and happiness long-term.
Rather than sit back and wait for the body to undergo its own healing process, while taking potentially habit-forming pain medications to mitigate your symptoms, athletes should pursue chiropractic care for sports injuries.
Supporting an Active Body with Sustainable Treatments
It’s not enough for athletes to choose just any treatment option for their injuries. It’s important to consider your post recovery self. This is especially the case for athletes in high-impact/intensity sports like football, hockey, rugby and soccer.
By relying on natural and non-invasive treatment options such as chiropractic, physical therapy and medical massage therapy, athletes can retain their peak athletic capabilities and limit the potential for short and long-term risks.
Worried about losing a step after your sports injury? Let the DFW chiropractors at Elite Healthcare treat your ailments. Our expert team and friendly staff will give you an elite medical experience. Contact us to find the location nearest you.