It is good for people to be physically active. But some activities have a higher risk of injury than others, while many have common injuries.
Chiropractors study the musculoskeletal system. This makes a sports injury chiropractor an outstanding resource when it comes time to treat injuries related to your activities. Dr. Mark Klezmer, of Integrative Chiropractic Services in Stoughton, MA, uses a variety of treatment options that are available to treat sports injuries.
Sports Injury Chiropractor
It does not take a lot to disrupt the moving parts of the body, especially in high-impact sports such as football and hockey. The spine often incurs small misalignments we call subluxations, and other joints can also be pushed out of their optimal positions, causing problems with how they function and potentially fueling inflammation.
Fortunately, these are all within the expertise of chiropractic care.
If a joint is not in its natural place, the chiropractor can manually adjust the joint to fix this.
This is particularly common for the spine as the vertebrae can easily become misaligned, especially if impacted directly.
Your range of mobility is important. A sports injury can lead to a loss of the full use of the injured part. Strength training, mobility exercises, and stretches are used to help to restore the injured body part to its pre-injury condition.
Massage Therapy can also help to soothe muscle aches and improve circulation to injured areas, which can speed up the recovery process.
Cold laser therapy utilizes radiation intensities designed to target a specific area of the body. Laser therapy has been shown to reduce pain and recovery time after an injury. It is often used to treat symptoms that tend to be common with sports injuries, including soft tissue injuries, back pain, and muscle strain.
Active Release Technique
This technique is utilized for treating sports injuries, issues caused by repetitive strain, and other types of soft tissue ailments. It is personalized to serve a specific area.
The Graston Technique is a specialized process in which the skin is gently scraped and connective tissue stretched, rearranging some of the soft tissue so that the flexibility that is reduced by any thick scar tissue can be improved.
If you are seeking a sports injury chiropractor, contact Dr. Mark Klezmer at Integrative Chiropractic Services in Stoughton, MA, for a consultation to begin your path to recovery today.