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Sports injuries are most commonly associated with individuals who play sports, participate in jogging or running and exercise on a regular basis. Sports injuries can happen to anyone, which is why we provide holistic treatment options for healing and pain reduction. For more information contact us at Bankers Hall Chiropractic in Downtown Calgary today at (403) 243-0111.
Sports injuries cause pain, loss of range of motion and inflammation of the muscles and soft tissues. They can be acute or chronic injuries. Acute sports injuries happen suddenly. The pain, inflammation, swelling and bruising are readily apparent. Chronic injuries are developed over time and are often call repetitive motion injuries.
The most common type of injuries are sprains and strains, tendonitis and stress fractures. Sprains are caused when the muscles and ligaments are stretched or twisted. Strains happen when the tendons are stretched or twisted.
Tendonitis is an inflammation of one or more tendons due to over use. Common tendonitis injuries include runner’s knee, tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Stress fractures occur when a bone is put under sudden stress. They most often happen when an individual rapidly increases their activity levels, such as a sedentary person that suddenly decides to walk five miles every day or a runner that dramatically increases their distance over a short period of time.
Here at Bankers Hall Chiropractic in Downtown Calgary, we offer comprehensive sports injury treatment plans. Our chiropractors are dedicated to helping your body heal naturally without pain killers and invasive procedures.
Chiropractic adjustments are the foundation of our sport injury treatment programs because they are designed to realign the vertebrae and extremity joints. As individuals go through their daily lives and participate in sports and work activities, the vertebrae in the spine and neck and extremity joints can become slightly misaligned. These misalignments can interrupt nerve signals sent to and from the brain, and they can lead to improper movements in the joints. Both of these scenarios can lead to an increased risk of sports injuries.
We offer various chiropractic techniques, including the Gonstead Technique, KST Technique and the Diversified Technique. By correcting the minor misalignments in the body, we are ensuring that your musculoskeletal system is in its proper alignment, reducing inflammation and pain and helping to prevent future injuries.
Cold laser therapy is another treatment option that we use to heal chronic and acute injuries. This treatment involves placing a hand-held wand above your injury and letting low-level laser light penetrate deep into your skin, muscles and soft tissues. The light is used by your body on a cellular level to help with regeneration of injured muscles, ligaments and tendons. Each treatment lasts between three and 15 minutes, and most individuals notice a reduction in their pain and inflammation after the first couple sessions.
To schedule an initial evaluation with our sports injury chiropractor in Downtown Calgary, call our chiropractic office at (403) 243-0111.