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Chiropractic Treatment for Sports Injuries
SPORTS INJURIES SPECIALIST
Dr. Rob and Dr. Kevin both have extensive experience in treating sports injuries, and have seen athletes ranging from beginning soccer players, to college and semiprofessional athletes. In addition, Dr. Rob has a lot of personal sports experience as a high school and college athlete in baseball, track and soccer, and after college competed in triathlons and trained in Tae Kwon Do. The doctors have specialized training in rehabilitation, athletic training and working with athletes over the years. Our experience can be reviewed here.
Physical activity is a part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Sports provide a number of benefits, ranging from social interaction to mental stimulation and physical movement. Along with the advantages of sports comes the inherent risk for injury. This risk exists for those who engage in contact sports such as football or soccer as well as for individuals who love non-contact sports such as golf or tennis. Should you experience an injury because of your athletic endeavors, your Easton, PA chiropractor can help you relieve stress and pain while restoring mobility.
The characteristics of sports injuries vary widely from one person to another and from one type of injury to another. An injury could mean tearing or overstretching of ligaments, soft tissues or muscles. Other times, pain, inflammation, and limited mobility result from repetitive overuse or improper body mechanics. Some of the areas we commonly see injured include the spine, the feet and ankles, the knees, shoulders, or elbows. In most instances, injury affects both the soft tissue around a joint as well as the joint itself. For this reason, chiropractors are uniquely qualified to treat sports injuries.
Sprains and strains
The most common types of injuries we see from sports are sprains and strains of muscles, tendons, ligaments or soft tissues. We also treat the aftereffects of surgery, such as scar tissue or altered gait. Tendons are tissues that bind muscle to bone. Ligaments keep bones tethered to one another. Intense twisting or overextension of a joint can lead to tearing of a muscle/tendon, or a strain. A tear in a ligament is referred to as a sprain. Sprains and strains may occur to varying degrees of severity and may occur in numerous different parts of the body, including the spine. When the spine is affected, pain may be mild to severe, temporary, or chronic. Mobility is likely to become limited when the back is injured, and one or more discs may become herniated.
Chiropractic treatment for sports injuries in Easton
Patients from Nazareth, Forks Township, Phillipsburg, and Palmer Township can find excellent care for sports injuries at Chiropractic Whole Health in Easton, PA. Beyond chiropractic joint mobilization, Drs. Smith and Bailey may treat sports injuries with Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, specific exercises, or other modalities such as electrical stimulation or massage therapy.
By relieving the stress on joints and inflamed tissues, we help you regain comfort and mobility that will allow you to resume your desired level of activity. Chiropractic care can also minimize your risk of future injury.
Each of our doctors has extensive experience with athletes of all ages. Contact our office today to address your concerns.