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Sports Injury Treatment

We offer specialized sports injury chiropractic care for athletes of all levels, including competitive athletes, youth athletes, and casual gamers who enjoy the occasional round of golf or softball game. Our approach to care is individualized and focused on getting you back to your sport as quickly and safely as possible.

Common Sports Related Injuries We Treat

Sprains & Strains

These are the most common injuries in sports. A sprain is an injury to ligaments (the bands connecting bones), often caused by being stretched beyond their limits. A strain is an injury to a muscle or a tendon (the fibrous tissue that connects muscle to bone).

Rotator Cuff Injury

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint. Injuries here are common in sports that involve throwing motions, like softball, baseball, volleyball or tennis.

Shin Splints

Often seen in runners and athletes involved in running sports, shin splints are characterized by pain along the inner edge of the shinbone (tibia). 

Planar fashitus

The knee is one of the most complex joints in the body and is very prone to injury. These injuries can range from minor discomfort to serious conditions like anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears or cartilage damage.

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FAQ

How can a chiropractor help with my sports injury?

Chiropractic care can be targeted for specific sports injuries, but most importantly it can also be targeted to injury prevention and performance enhancement. Below are a few areas where a Campbell Family Chiropractic can help you with your athletic needs.

 

  • Pain Relief: For injuries related to the back, neck, and joints. Spinal adjustments can reduce nerve irritability responsible for inflammation, muscle tension, and pain.

  • Restoring Mobility: Sports injuries often result in stiffness and loss of mobility. Chiropractic care helps in restoring mobility to injured joints through manipulation and a combonation of heat, and exercises to repair and strengthen an area. 

  • Correcting Misalignments: Sports activities can lead to a simple spinal misalignments and muscular imbalances due to over use of specific muscle groups. Chiropractic adjustments help realign the spine and joints, improving the body's mechanical function that may be creating issues as the body compensates for a misalignment.

  • ​Personalized Care and Rehabilitation: This may include specific exercises, stretches, and lifestyle advice to help in the rehabilitation process and prevent future injuries.

Why should I see a chiropractor vs. a medical doctor for a sports injury?

Sometimes, the best approach is a combination. Many athletes benefit from a team approach that includes both chiropractic care for certain musculoskeletal issues and medical treatment for more serious or comprehensive health concerns. 

There are cases where it is critical to see a medical doctor quickly, specifically for these types of injuries: 

  • Acute injuries like fractures, dislocations, severe sprains, or any injury that causes severe pain, swelling, numbness, or inability to move a body part, it's important to see a medical doctor immediately.

  • Concussions or head Injuries: hits to the head that include symptoms afterward like dizziness, confusion, loss of consciousness, or memory problems, require immediate medical attention.

  • Underlying Health Conditions: If you have pre-existing health conditions, especially those involving the heart, lungs, or nervous system, it’s advisable to consult a medical doctor for any sports injury.

If you are unsure, a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) can help you assess your injury and direct you to the correct next steps, which may include X-ray or referral to your MD.

 

Your Chiropractor can help you with the following and more.

 

  • Musculoskeletal Issues: If your injury involves back pain, neck pain, muscle strains, joint pain, or misalignments, a chiropractor can be very beneficial. Chiropractors specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

  • Chronic Pain Management: For ongoing issues like chronic back pain or repetitive strain injuries, a chiropractor might offer effective treatment methods like spinal adjustments, manual therapies, and advice on posture and ergonomics.

 

Chiropractors specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

How can chiropractic care enhance my athletic performance?

Chiropractic care can play a significant role in enhancing athletic performance. Through various approaches that focus on the body's musculoskeletal system, nervous system function and flexibility there are several benefits for athletes. 

 

Here's how chiropractic care can be beneficial for athletes:

  • Improved Joint Mobility and Flexibility

  • Pain Reduction and Management including natural pain relief and  managing ongoing or chronic injuries so performance can be continuously optimized.

  • Enhanced Muscular Strength through balanced muscular and skeletal systems as well as improved nervous system function.

  • Optimal Nervous System Function through improved neural efficiency optimized through alignment and adjustments for quick reflexes, coordination and motor control. 

  • Improved Recovery Times through chiropractic treatments that improve blood flow which can accelerate the healing process after an injury. (ie. the use of cupping)

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