Athletes are prone to injury if they’re not using proper techniques, or due to repetitive motion. Think of how many pitches a baseball pitcher throws in the course of a single game or how many times a football player is hit.Those repetitive stressors fatigue the muscles, and makes the body more prone to misalignment of the bones. Those misalignments may lead to decreased flexibility, decreased athletic performance and increased likelihood of muscular injury.
Chiropractic can help by realigning the misaligned bones, which reduces inflammation and restores joint mobility and flexibility. It can help reduce pain, and is a non-invasive and drug-free way to treat common injuries. Chiropractic can also be used to speed up recovery time after an injury or excessive use. For example, studies from the Annals of Internal Medicine and the British Medical Journal found that adjusting the shoulder improves the results and reduces the pain associated with certain shoulder injuries.
And a joint study from the JMPT and Physiological Therapeutics found that chiropractic care of ankle sprains helped increase motion, lessen pain and provide better ankle function.
Your Chiropractor may also recommend you see a Licensed Massage Therapist for Sports Massage, or a Physical Therapist for rehabilitation and flexibility/mobility improvement.