4 Ways Chiropractic Care Can Help Athletes

June 8, 2017

Athletes frequently need care to help them feel better after injuries, prepare for games, and to relax after games.

Many athletes rely on some form of muscle care, but not all of them use chiropractic care and some of them don’t use it to its full potential. If you’re an athlete, here are four ways that chiropractic care can help you step up your game.

Repairs the Impacts of Sports

Sports can take quite a toll on your body.  The more the body is allowed to suffer without repair, the more it starts to wear down.  This can eventually lead to a loss of flexibility and strength, and to reduced athletic prowess.

Regular chiropractic care helps the body to mitigate the impact that sports have on it.  In essence, the chiropractor coxes the body into mending itself.  The various techniques that are applied have been studied and perfected for years to deliver optimum healing benefits.

Chiropractic care is especially important in any sport that involves contact with other or that has an unusually high impact on the joints.

Treatment for Sports Injuries

Some team doctors and sports players believe that the only way to treat injuries is with medication.  This may be true sometimes, but in many cases sports injuries can be treated with chiropractic care.  Often it is much safer, healthier, and quicker to use a more natural path of healing to get you back in the game.

There are many different areas and injuries that can be targeted with chiropractic care for athletes, but here are just a few:

  •        Headaches from neck and head injuries
  •        Shoulder injuries
  •        Twisted ankles
  •        Ankle sprains and breaks
  •        Pinched nerves

Chiropractic care is also easily combined with other forms of care to make the treatment more effective.  Those who add chiropractic care to their treatment can restore a greater range of motion and amount of strength.

Prevents Injuries

Chiropractic care from a professional can reduce a player’s chances of suffering from an injury during a game.  That improves your team’s odds of winning as well as the safety of the game.  These are two important things when it comes to any sport.

A chiropractor for a sports team will perform initial examinations on a player and create a care plan.  This plan evaluates all of the likely injuries and then proactively targets the areas those injuries appear.

Lessens Pain

Any sports player will tell you that pain is part of playing in the big leagues.  To a certain degree this is true.  Professional athletes are highly likely to get injured, especially when playing sports like football or basketball where players are often in physical contact with each other.  When an injury does occur, you can dull the impact of the contact by reducing pain.  You can also reduce the pain caused by extra work on the body.

Chiropractors have long been providing patients around the world with pain relief.  When stress is relieved, nerves are targeted, relaxation is achieved in the body, and pain is greatly reduced.  This also means there is less need for pain medication or other forms of pain treatment.

Now that you know four of the ways that a chiropractor can benefit you as an athlete or you as a team manager, there is no reason not to consider it.  Healthier players make for better games, better press, and more wins.  You never know where proper treatment could take your team.

The Benefits of Arkansas Chiropractic Care

The Benefits of Arkansas Chiropractic Care

Do you visit a chiropractor regularly? If not, why not?Many people don’t understand the benefits chiropractic care, so it doesn’t occur to them to seek treatment. However, those same people struggle with back pain, neck aches, and other health symptoms and have no...

read more
Top Stretches for Shoulder Pain

Top Stretches for Shoulder Pain

If your shoulders hurt, you know how distracting it can be. If you work in a physical job, it can be debilitating, and you spend a lot of time wondering if you’re making it worse. Even if you work in an office, shoulder pain can make it hard to focus. Whether it’s a...

read more
The Health Benefits of Walking

The Health Benefits of Walking

If you’re trying to be more active, you might think that walking “isn’t enough.” That’s far from true – in fact, walking regularly has a multitude of health benefits, from reducing back pain to improving your heart.
read more
Neck Pain | The Benefits of Regular Walking for Exercise

Neck Pain | The Benefits of Regular Walking for Exercise

Can going for a walk really make a difference in your health? Many people think that unless they go to a gym and break a serious sweat, they “aren’t exercising.” Fortunately, that’s far from true! Walking regularly, including during your lunch at work, can give you...

read more
Avoiding Back Pain at Your Desk Job

Avoiding Back Pain at Your Desk Job

If you’re like 86% of Americans, you do a lot of sitting at your full-time job. Almost all work today is done through computers or at a desk, and that means you don’t get much movement. In fact, your boss may frown on the idea of you walking around too much, assuming...

read more
What You Need to Know About Whiplash

What You Need to Know About Whiplash

If you’ve fallen or been in a car accident – even if the incident was minor – you may have suffered whiplash. While this injury doesn’t have the external signs a broken bone or cut shows, it can be just as serious.   Having your whiplash taken seriously and...

read more
Ways to Work Self-Care Into Your Day

Ways to Work Self-Care Into Your Day

Staying healthy is about a lot more than avoiding pain and illness. Yes, you want to limit how often you have to go to a back pain doctor, but you can do a lot better than that. The good news is that you can go beyond being “OK,” or “not in pain,” and actually feel...

read more
Why You Need a Digital Detox

Why You Need a Digital Detox

Millions of years ago, humans were developing and growing as a species. This consisted primarily of sitting on soft, comfortable seats, staring straight ahead, and moving very little except their fingers and wrists. Wait, what? That’s not how it was?   Our bodies...

read more
Managing Back and Neck Pain With Natural Remedies

Managing Back and Neck Pain With Natural Remedies

It seems our society is almost trained that any time we have pain or discomfort, we should immediately go to the doctor to get medicine for it. We certainly have nothing against proper medical treatment, but we also recognize that many times pills mask our symptoms...

read more
4 Ways to Stay Active as You Age

4 Ways to Stay Active as You Age

As you get older, your body doesn’t work as well as it used it. You just don’t have the limberness, flexibility, and even mobility you had when you were younger. However, it’s vital to keep your body moving, even as it gets harder. The

read more
5 Tips for Staying Active This Winter

5 Tips for Staying Active This Winter

As the weather gets colder and the holidays approach, you may feel like giving up your exercise routine or taking a break from being active.  The temperatures in Little Rock may not be as cold as other parts of the country, but they’re certainly not as comfortable as...

read more