Both low and high-impact sports can cause painful injuries that can put you out of participation. Fortunately, St. Joseph Chiropractic in St. Joseph, MO, provides treatment for neck, back, shoulder, and other types of sports injuries. Whether you're a professional St. Joseph athlete or play sports for fun, our chiropractor can evaluate and treat these injuries by using natural pain-relief techniques and therapies known to accelerate healing.
What Causes A Sports Injury?
A direct blow, a fall, repeated stress, and improper gait are common causes of joint, bone, and tissue damage. Other causes are improper form, not warming up, increase in training intensity, poorly made footwear, and even spinal misalignment.
Common Sports Injuries a Chiropractor Can Treat
The following injuries generally involve damage to the joints, bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage:
- Muscle or Tendon Strains: Hamstring pull, groin pull, or back strains
- Ligament Sprains: Ankle, shoulder, knee, wrist and neck
- Tendonitis: Tennis elbow, rotator cuff tendonitis, knee tendonitis, or Achilles tendonitis
Other injuries are whiplash, contusions, concussions, and shin splint or stress fractures in the legs or feet as seen in runners and jumpers.
Sports Injury Treatment by Our Chiropractor in St. Joseph
Your personalized wellness plan may include these non-invasive, drug-free options proven to provide lasting relief and prevent recurrent sports injuries:
Chiropractic Adjustment: Adjusting the wrist, knee, or shoulder joints restores stability and improves pain and flexibility. The spine may also be manipulated to restore segments that slipped out of position due to neck or back injuries. Realigning the vertebra corrects herniated discs or pinched nerves and allows proper posture, which helps reduce the risk of injuries.
Other Therapies: We offer various physiotherapies to reduce inflammation, swelling, or stiffness, and speed up soft tissue healing. They include cold laser therapy, Kinesio taping, ultrasound, and electrical muscle stimulation.
Dr. Mattox may advise you on proper nutrition and posture or recommend rehabilitative exercises to rebuild and strengthen connective tissue.
Schedule Chiropractic Treatment for Sports Injury Today
Immediate care at St. Joseph Chiropractic can get you back in the game faster. We use the latest technology and techniques to diagnose and treat our patients. Call our St. Joseph clinic at (816) 279-0700 to schedule an appointment TODAY!!