If you've ever experienced back pain, it's probably at least crossed your mind to seek out chiropractic care. While back pain treatment is a common request, one area where your chiropractor can offer substantial support is when you experience a sports injury. It isn't uncommon for teens involved in recreational sports to receive chiropractic care for the first time. At Rasmussen Chiropractic, we have provided residents of New Albany, IN with sports injury treatment services for many years.
Sports Injuries Treated By Our Chiropractor
Chiropractic care differs from types of care because it makes the patient a more active participant in the healing process. This is especially important for those who experience sports injuries and want to return to the same type of activity. It's important to balance the right amount of rest and reconditioning to come back strong. We treat the following injuries and more.
Repetitive Motion Injuries
Many repetitive motion injuries occur outside of sports, but still are commonly known in sports-related terms, for example, "tennis elbow", "golfer's elbow," and "runner's knee". Rotator cuff injuries are also common. Repetitive motion in the wrist can manifest as carpal tunnel syndrome. With these injuries, there is often tendinitis or bursitis in the area or both. Our chiropractor can narrow down the cause of the pain, and adjust the area to reduce pain and inflammation to help you heal.
These are common for runners and those who participate in sports with lots of running. Changing direction can put pressure on the shins and make you more prone to this type of injury. Sometimes the shins develop a stress fracture, so it is important to investigate shin pain and see a chiropractor.
Sprains, Strains, and Tears
When a tendon pulls away from its normal position, a strain occurs. When the ligaments stretch too far, it's a sprain. One of the most serious tear injuries is ACL tears, which occur in the knees. The ACL connects the top of the shin to the thigh bone. Developing a rehabilitation plan after this type of injury is a must.
Joints like the knees, elbows, and shoulder can pop out of place during sports Not only is the experience painful, but it can lead to nerve damage. A chiropractor can put the joint back in place and prescribe further care to help the injury.
Staying Strong With Our Chiropractor in New Albany, IN
Our chiropractor in New Albany can guide you toward strength-building exercises that can reduce the risk of reinjury. Chiropractic care at Rasmussen Chiropractic goes much further than sports injuries. We help in a variety of situations, from car accident injuries to headaches, to scoliosis pain management. To learn more contact us at (812) 949-2273. We are near Sellersburg and across the Ohio River; just north of Louisville.