Many professional athletes can place themselves in more vulnerable positions to get injured. Football and soccer are two of the highest contact sports, causing a significant amount of stress to the muscles and joints. A lot of football and soccer players in the U.S. have begun to take advantage of chiropractic care as an alternative to injury treatment. More are moving away from using traditional western medicine as there can be multiple health risks with using them regularly. Physical therapists and athletic trainers prefer to recommend chiropractors to athletes when seeking treatment for injuries or just maintaining overall strength and agility. About 75 percent of these health professionals would rather see their athletes get treatment from chiropractic care rather than typical prescription medications or unnecessary surgery.
Athletes overstress their muscles and bodies due to the training required of the sport. Not only do they have to train to be able to perform at their positions, they must maintain muscle health through proper therapy and stretching. Generally, people seek chiropractic treatment to treat an injury. But, athletes can benefit from using a chiropractor to not only increase their agility and performance levels but can prevent further injuries. Sports require their athletes to maintain top-notch strength, coordination and flexibility. Constant training is a key component to an athlete being able to perform well at the sport. This is something chiropractic care can definitely help athletes with maintaining.
Although athletes have more strength than an average person, they can be more prone to injury simply because of the contact experienced in sports and training. Athletes will typically add more stress to areas such as their spines, legs, hips and feet. Injuries to these areas can impact an athlete’s overall mobility and coordination. Chiropractic care can greatly help athletes work through things like poor flexibility or rehabilitation from surgeries such as ACL reconstruction.
When one area of the body is affected by strain and/or stress, it can cause an onslaught of the following symptoms that can be treated with chiropractic care:
- Back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Ankle pain
- Joint pain
Chiropractors can help treat these and many other conditions that athletes and other types of people experience. Chiropractic care can help with decreasing pain from injuries as well as help athletes with preventing injuries for the future. Soccer and basketball have the highest rates of ACL tear injuries of any sport. Following ACL reconstructive surgery, a lot of aggressive rehabilitative therapy is required for an athlete to heal and return to physical activity. Chiropractic care can be a great option of therapy. It can help to loosen tight muscles and immobility associated with major surgeries.
All types of people who have chronic pain, sustained an injury or want to prevent pain by improving flexibility and mobility can definitely benefit from seeing a chiropractor. If you would like to have a healthy and non-invasive method to treat any of these issues, then contact a local chiropractor in your area. Chiropractic care can help you with treating the condition and not just the symptoms as typical prescription medications usually do. You can schedule an appointment to start feeling relief today.
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