For both prevention and treatment, Appleton Chiropractic Center in Pompano Beach can be a great opportunity for athletes to recover from and prevent sports injuries. Sports can be a great way to release some energy, bond with friends, let out that competitive edge, and more. Unfortunately, our bodies aren’t invincible and can sometimes succumb to the strain of strenuous activity (this becomes more prominent as we age!).

 Common Injuries, Prevention, and Treatment of Sports Injuries

At Appleton Chiropractic Center in Pompano Beach, Florida, the most common injuries we see are pulled muscles, problems with joints, and general strains and sprains. When people fail to warm the muscles before exercise, it becomes easy for them to strain when over-stretching. Also, quick movements can put excess pressure on the joints which can then cause swelling and pain.

To prevent such sports injuries, the first bit of advice would be to stretch and warm-up properly before playing any sport. Although it’s impossible to completely eliminate the risk of a sports injury, you can certainly reduce the risk of injury. By getting regular chiropractic treatment, evidence also suggests you can keep the muscles, tissue, and nerves in a healthy position and therefore reduce the risk of injury this way.

What if it’s too late and you’re already struggling with a sports injury? Well, the treatment you choose will depend on the extent of the problem. For light issues, a course of R.I.C.E. will be advised (this is rest, ice, compression, and elevation). We should note that elevation may not be required, and heat can sometimes replace ice for certain sports injuries.

For more serious problems, you can reduce swelling and remove pain with Tylenol and other over-the-counter medications. Your doctor could also recommend compression to keep the blood flowing around the site of the sports injury.

Why Visit a Pompano Beach Chiropractor?

As mentioned previously, a professional Pompano Beach chiropractor will reduce the tension for muscles, tissues, and nerves. However, chiropractic techniques also aid spinal alignment and this encourages healthy functioning throughout the body. Over time, you’ll experience an improved range of motion, improved recovery time, and fewer sports injuries.

At Appleton Chiropractic Center in Pompano Beach, Florida, we tailor our service to your needs and create a treatment plan that suits your goals. Whether treating a recurring sports injury, trying to prevent sports injuries, or just looking for improved health and function, partner with us and we’ll get you on the right path. Regular chiropractic care could be the secret you need for a healthy and enjoyable existence.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to get in touch today and we’ll get started! Your first consultation is complementary: 954-973-0710