Whether you’re an amateur sports enthusiast, or a professional athlete, at some point in time injury may occur, possibly as a result of a poor warm-up, ineffective stretching techniques, incorrect posture, or undetected spine or joint problems that show up during strenuous activity. Permanent injury can be minimized or prevented altogether with the help of a sports chiropractor who understands how the body responds to various treatments. They will treat the cause of the pain, not just just the symptom.
Don’t ignore the pain caused by an injury. It is your body crying for help! If an athlete fails to seek chiropractic treatment as soon as possible following an injury and continues to keep on using the injured area regardless of the pain, the body’s natural healing process will be short-circuited. This could result in a permanent injury, preventing the athlete from achieving his or her highest performance level. Some athletes try to mask the symptoms and the pain with drugs, but neglecting an injury will only be compounded over time.
Some of the more common sports injuries that will require sports chiropractic care may include:
- Low back pain
- Hamstring and calf strains
- Groin & thigh sprains
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Neck pain
- Shoulder sprain/strain
- Tennis/golfers elbow
If you have already experienced any of the types of injuries listed above, you know that sports chiropractic care is vital to the injured athlete.
As sports chiropractors, we can help relieve your pain and get you off the bench! Call McKim Chiropractic for more information about sports chiropractic care and to schedule an appointment. Our trained and certified staff is committed to helping the sports enthusiasts and athletes of Boise, ID, Nampa, ID, and Caldwell, ID, stay in the game!