Sports injuries are virtually unavoidable, no matter your game. While we tend to think of injuries being limited to contact sports, such as football and hockey, the fact is that any athletic activity carries the potential for injury. Even non-contact sports, like tennis or swimming, can result in repetitive use injuries or sprains.
Fortunately, a good Las Vegas chiropractor can offer effective treatment for a variety of sports injuries. Through a number of gentle, non-invasive methods, experienced chiropractic care will have you quickly back to an active and healthy lifestyle. Here are just a few types of sports injuries that can benefit from chiropractic treatment.
Rotator cuff damage and frozen shoulder syndrome are common causes of shoulder pain. These are commonly seen in baseball pitchers, golfers, basketball players and other athletes. Chiropractic physiotherapy takes a dual approach to shoulder problems. First, the cervical spine needs to be examined to make sure there are no misalignments affecting the nerves that travel from the spine to the shoulder. A considerable amount of shoulder pain can actually be due to problems with the neck vertebrae rather than the shoulders themselves.
Secondly, chiropractic adjustment can also be applied directly to the shoulder. This works particularly well in combination with other treatment methods in addressing frozen shoulder problems. In addition to shoulder adjustments, your chiropractor can devise an exercise and stretching plan to get your shoulder back in shape and functioning well.
The most frequently seen elbow problem is lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow. Despite the name, tennis elbow is experienced by a variety of athletes and among the general population. It is an injury caused by repetitive movement and typically develops gradually.
Your chiropractor will address your elbow problems by developing a program of icing therapy and rest, but the most important step is to make certain your elbow and other joints are properly aligned. Of course, this includes your spine as well. Through skilled chiropractic adjustment, your elbow and other joints will receive better blood flow, decreased inflammation, and easier movement.
Knee pain can be caused by a number of factors. Meniscus injuries, arthritis, ligament injuries, and cartilage loss can all lead to stiff, painful and swollen knees. Chiropractic therapy can help reduce your knee issues without surgery. Specific forms of manipulation, coupled with targeted exercises and expert advice, will not only improve your knees’ range of motion, but help alleviate pain.
If you or your child has sustained any type of injury contact Grimes Family Chiropractic in Las Vegas for an appointment at (702) 233-2372 or through our webpage. Our goal is a happy, healthy life for you and your loved ones.