With summer here and people increasing their activities, whether in professional or amateur sports activities, it is possible that some type of injury can occur at any point in time. This could be due to a poor warm-up, ineffective stretching techniques, poor posture, or undetected problems in the spine or joints. In order to minimize permanent injury or persistent pain, many athletes will seek chiropractic sports care by a chiropractor who understands how the body responds to various treatments.
So what does a sports chiropractor do? They help athletes recover faster from injuries and also to prevent further damage. They help the athlete optimize their athletic function through non-invasive joint manipulation, while helping improve muscle tone, balance, and performance. They can pinpoint and resolve small issues that could create problems when stressed by repetitive movement, even if it is currently painful.
Chiropractic sports care can become a regular routine that will keep athletes in top condition. The movements of their body and joints can be analyzed to identify areas of weakness and see where the body’s mechanics and function could be improved.
What does chiropractic sports care include?
- Low back pain
- Hamstring and calf strains
- Groin & thigh sprains
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Neck pain
- Shoulder sprain/strain
- Tennis/golfers elbow
Don’t ignore the pain caused by an injury, masking it with drugs. If you fail to find treatment as soon as possible following an injury or continue to keep on using the injured area, the body’s natural healing process will be blocked, resulting in a permanent injury.
If you want to know more about what does a sports chiropractor do, call McKim Chiropractic for more information about chiropractic sports care and to schedule an appointment. Our trained and certified staff is committed to helping the sports enthusiasts and athletes of Nampa, ID, and Caldwell, ID, stay in the game!