Sports Injuries

Every athlete knows the importance of preventing injury and improving recovery for enhancing athletic performance. Chiropractors specialize in the musculoskeletal system, so can effectively relieve sports injuries while reducing your risk of future injuries.

At Chiropractic Care and Rehab Center, we work with a variety of athletes from weekend warriors to competitive athletes in Estero, FL. Our chiropractors are skilled in providing effective relief of sports injuries, so you can return to playing as quickly and as safely as possible.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Sports Injury

Sports injuries can generally be categorized into two basic types. The first type of sports injuries results from a collision, slip, or fall. Examples include muscle sprains and strains, dislocated joints, fractured or broken bones, or tears of the ligaments and tendons holding joints together. The second type of sports injury develops gradually over time due to overuse and repetitive motion. Tennis elbow, achilles tendinitis, shin splints, runner's knee, and swimmer's shoulder are common overuse injuries seen in athletes.

After diagnosing your sports injury, our Estero chiropractors will develop a treatment plan based on your specific needs and athletic goals. Treatments may include massage therapy, chiropractic spinal adjustments, mobilization, and exercise rehabilitation.

How Can Chiropractic Help Sports Injury?

Research shows chiropractic is effective for sports injuries. One recent study reviewing various medical and alternative treatments found that chiropractic care was the best option for easing back pain in athletes. In another study, Australian elite football players receiving chiropractic care had reduced rates of lower limb injury and missed less playing time compared to athletes not under chiropractic care. Other research has shown that chiropractic treatments improved athletic performance in professional Brazilian judo athletes and American college football players.

At Chiropractic Care and Rehab Center, we're committed to helping you find efficient relief of sports injury in Estero, FL. Call our office for an appointment today at (239) 495-1166.




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