Frequently Asked Questions about Sports Injuries at Andersen Chiropractic Health
A sports injury can cause frustration and confusion as well as pain and disability. As you sit on the bench, unable to play or compete in your favorite sport, you may wonder exactly why this injury happened and what you could do to get back in the game. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about sports injuries and athletic injury treatment at Andersen Chiropractic Health in Champaign, IL.
How Do Acute Sports Injuries Occur?
Many acute sports injuries occur due to high-impact collisions or extreme hyperextensions of joints or muscles. Impact injuries lay include whiplash, herniated discs, dislocated joints, and concussions. Some acute injuries occur simply because an athlete failed to warm up her muscles before exertion or failed to cool them down through gentle exercise after exertion.
Why Do Athletes Develop Chronic Sports Injuries?
Athletes may develop chronic injuries due to repetitive motion or joint overuse. If you swing a golf club or tennis racket over and over without sufficient rest, for instance, you may develop chronic strain and inflammation in your shoulder or elbow. Other examples of overuse injuries include runner's knee and plantar fasciitis. If you have an unbalanced body due to a spinal misalignment, you may be especially vulnerable to chronic strain injuries.
What Can Chiropractic Care Do for My Sports Injury?
Chiropractic care can correct musculoskeletal imbalances that either cause or result from your sports injury. Our Champaign, IL, chiropractor will analyze your injury symptoms, joint alignment, athletic practices, and other factors involved in your injury. Chiropractic adjustments can then move your joints back into their proper position, relieving strain and discomfort.
In addition to traditional chiropractic care, our clinic can provide complementary therapies to help you heal. Your athletic injury treatment plan may include Graston Technique and Active Release Technique (ART).
How Does Graston Technique Help Sports Injuries?
Graston Technique therapy involves the use of specialized metal tools and techniques to identify fascia-related restrictions and internal scar tissue buildup related to sports injuries. These same tools can then free the restrictions, restoring range of motion.
How Does Your Chiropractor Use ART in Athletic Injury Treatment?
Our chiropractor uses ART to find and fix abnormal tissue problems under the skin. This manual technique includes over 500 unique moves, making it a powerful and precise form of athletic injury treatment.
We Have the Answers to Your Sports Injury Questions
Andersen Chiropractic Health can answer your sports injury questions and offer safe, natural solutions for your recuperation and rehabilitation. Call our Champaign, IL, clinic today at (217) 351-1980!