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Chiropractic Care After a Sports Injury

If you’re an athlete, your weekly schedule and responsibilities likely consist of a lot of running, jumping, or tackling. Whether you’re playing golf or tackling a quarterback from Norte Dame, your body will probably feel some form of built-up tension through straining, tears, and sprains. However, preventative measures can be taken through stretching and routinely seeing a chiropractor ensure there are no underlining issues.


Additionally, an experienced chiropractor, like our team at ProActive Health, can even help prevent future injuries from occurring. By checking your muscles and spine, a chiropractor can alleviate tension in areas within your body that may be causing an imbalance and be more prone to injury.


What will a chiropractor do for you?


If you’re an athlete, you’ve likely experienced a lot of strains, sprains, and pain in your body over the years from continuously pushing yourself. If you’ve experienced any of the following, then chiropractic care is for you:


  • Muscle strains.

  • Pulled muscles.

  • Achilles tendinitis.

  • Shin splints.

  • Tennis elbow.


Often there’s a stereotype that chiropractors will “pop and crack” on your first appointment. Still, a good chiropractor will first evaluate your concerns and see if there are any underlying conditions that you may not have known.


At ProActive Health, after your assessment appointment, we’ll develop a plan around your needs and aim to achieve six goals:


  • Improve and restore your range of motion.

  • Minimize your recovery time.

  • Find ways to improve your athletic performance further.

  • Reduce inflammation.

  • Stop or neutralize your pain.


What if you’re not in sports currently?


Now, if you used to play sports regularly but have stopped playing, you’re likely experiencing some form of discomfort or pain that may have been caused by your time playing sports. The cause of this pain can be from unaddressed scar tissue in your muscles. A chiropractor’s goal will be breaking up that scar tissue using therapeutic techniques that can get you on the fast track to pain relief and healing.


Adjustments are a great way to offer immediate relief to your body, but stretches are also highly recommended to assist in alleviating the pain long term.


At ProActive Health, we’ll work with you in finding stretches that you can practice over time and introduce new ones as you progress in your journey.


Visit us at ProActive Health today to “Align Your Spine, Realign Your Life!”


Ready to see a chiropractor, whether for the first time or as someone looking to visit a new chiropractic office? Dr. Doug Patterson at ProActive Health is the top choice in the Michiana area!


In 1993, Dr. Doug Patterson hurt his back and first sought the care of a Chiropractor. It was after this experience that he decided he wanted to help people himself by pursuing chiropractic. He is a 1997 graduate of the Life University College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia, and has been in practice now for 20+ years. Since then, Dr. Doug has expanded his field of practice to include functional medicine and science-based nutrition. Schedule a visit with Dr. Doug at ProActive Health today!

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