Experiencing a sports injury can force you to sit on the sidelines, but there is treatment available that can lessen your pain, improve range of motion and prevent future injuries, including chiropractic adjustments and ART treatments.
Common Sports Injuries
Sports injuries can derail your training and land you on the sidelines. Common injuries include runner’s knee, tennis elbow or golf elbow, tendonitis and carpel tunnel. Many of these injuries are considered to be repetitive strain injuries, which are caused by overuse of certain body parts.
Runner’s knee can occur in anyone who plays a sport requiring excessive flexing of the knee joint. It is most often seen in individuals that run on a regular basis. It is characterized by pain in and around the knee.
Tennis elbow is a form of tendonitis and affects the tendon on the outside of the elbow where the forearm muscle connects to the bone. The tendon may become inflamed or suffer tears as a result of overuse. Tennis players and golfers are most susceptible to this injury.
Carpel tunnel syndrome is characterized by pain in the wrist, hand, thumb and first three fingers. Anyone who plays a sport that requires a lot of gripping and hand movements can acquire this ailment, which is an inflammation of the median nerve that runs through the wrist.
Active Release and Chiropractic Treatment for Pain Relief and Healing
Chiropractic adjustments and Active Release Therapy (ART) can help heal your sports or repetitive strain injury. ART is a system of treatment that uses certain movements combined with massage therapy techniques to break up scar tissue, relax muscles and treat nerve and soft tissue pain and inflammation. The treatment sessions are customized for each individual, depending on the injury and severity.
When ART is combined with chiropractic treatment, the individual experiences a dramatic reduction in pain and decreased healing times because oxygenation of the muscles and blood flow is improved, and scar tissue is broken up to improve range of motion.
Would you try ART therapy with chiropractic adjustments for sports injury treatment?