Sports injuries are common in today’s active society. Due to increases in athletes’ size, speed, power and strength, greater stress in placed upon an athlete’s muscles, tendons and ligaments. The key to properly treating a chronic sports injury is to identify the complete cause, not simply to treat the injured area.
If an individual suffers from multiple chronic sports injuries, dehydration must be ruled out. This is found in individuals that have a tendency to sweat more than average. In this case, increasing water intake is good, but not sufficient to ward off potential injuries. Electrolyte balance is very important because sweat contains salts that must be replaced. When the body is dehydrated and imbalanced from an electrolyte standpoint, pulled muscles are very common.
Chronic sports injuries are often due to overuse syndromes. In year-round warm climates, like in California and Florida, athletes can play the same sport throughout the year making overuse and repetitive stress injuries such as tendinitis (painful inflammation of the tendons), and arthritis (joint inflammation) commonplace.
At Stone Chiropractic, athletes enjoy the benefits of having a chiropractor who knows extremity adjusting. Not only can Dr. Stone align the spine, but ankles, knees, wrists, shoulders, all get put in their places, thus improving the golf swing, the running, the balance, etc.
Dr. Stone also addresses nutrition as it applies to athletes. With the increased intake of oxygen comes the increased need for anti-oxidants and omega 3.
In addition, Dr. Stone has the K-Laser. This is a class IV, 10 watt laser that heals on the cellular level. There is a wide variety of sports injuries that heal faster with laser therapy:
- Joint pain
- Plantar fascitis
- Pulled muscles
- Osgood-Schlatter disease
- Shoulder pain
- Knee pain
- Ankle pain
- Wrist pain
Call us today to make an appointment to start feeling better!