St Paul MN Chiropractic Care | Summer Sports Injuries

Summer is a season full of beautiful weather, vacations, sports, and other enjoyable outdoor activities. Unfortunately, summer can also mean an increase in injuries. There are many ways to prevent the injuries that are most common during the summer months, as you and your family enjoy the warm weather.

Many of the tips for preventing summer sports-related back injuries revolve around being in good condition. You might be surprised at just what “conditioning” encompasses. Of course, maintaining a workout routine that includes the strengthening and stretching of your muscles will help protect your back — your back is vulnerable when the rest of your body cannot move easily and safely. But experts tell us that conditioning does not stop after you leave the gym.

Pre-activity stretching can help to prevent soreness and injury; emphasis should be placed on the back of the shoulder, pectoral and latissumus muscles, as well as the legs as a whole. If you plan to participate in water-skiing, jet skiing, sailing, or other highly physical activities, plan to start a weight training program for the shoulders, upper/ mid back, core, and legs at least 6-8 weeks before the start of the season.

Chiropractic Can Prevent Future Injuries!

The sports chiropractor can enhance an athlete’s recovery from injury and prevent future injury. In the competitive sports world, these athletes realize that if spinal or extremity problems exist, their performance will be compromised. The goal for each patient is to get him/her in peak performance to produce a winning result. From recreational athletes to elite Olympian contenders, sports injuries occur at all levels of play. Whether it’s a shoulder injury in a professional ball player or a knee injury in a triathlete, pain takes away from the game.  No one wants to be sidelined because of an injury.

Sports injuries can occur as a result of one significant trauma like a crash on a bike or hit in a football game, or they can be the result of repetitive activity over time.  Many of the muscle and tendon injuries like tennis elbow, golfers elbow, rotator cuff tendinitis, shin splints and back pain are the result of the repetitive microtrauma that occurs during play and practice.

If you’ve had any of these, you know they can be persistent and difficult to treat. Chiropractic is well suited for treating sports injuries.  It can help you avoid steroids and other potentially harmful substances and can help you get back into the game, whatever your sport.  An experienced St Paul MN Chiropractor will address the mechanical problems in the spine and in the joints of the extremities (arms and legs).

Chiropractic treatment:

  • Corrects postural imbalances in the musculoskeletal system (muscles, bone, joints nerves).
  • Speeds healing of the tissues and return to play.
  • Allows complete healing of the injured joint or muscle to prevent re-injury.
  • Helps the athlete to compete at peak performance.

Chiropractic Treatment For Sports Injuries

There are good reasons why athletes should seek sports chiropractic for the treatment and rehabilitation of a sport injury. The primary treatment of a Chiropractor is manipulation (a spinal adjustment) to those areas of the spine or surrounding joints which are slightly displaced and fail to function normally. The adjustment will restore proper alignment and function to your body, therefore restoring the normal nerve transmission and healing potential to the vital structure of the body.

Many professional athletes are utilizing Chiropractic treatments more and more because they realize that it helps them maximize athletic performance. Not only do they treat all types of sport injuries, they can also help to minimize the risk of getting one. If you or a loved one suffers from any kind of sports related injury, please schedule an appointment with a St Paul Minnesota Chiropractor. If you have experienced an injury give your Minnesota Chiropractic a call. They can help with current injuries and also prevent any injuries.