Minor sports injuries can be frustrating, whether you are an amateur sports enthusiast or a top-flight professional, as they do not only stop you from remaining at optimum health, but they may prevent you from enjoying your sport and keeping active.
Your injuries may be the result of over-use during a specific activity or due to direct trauma, perhaps hitting something hard. These stresses can lead to a slight loss of proper movement in the bones of your spine (vertebrae) and joints, which in turn can interfere with the healthy working of your muscles and nerves.
Our chiropractors have worked with sportsmen and sportswomen at both amateur and professional levels, including footballers, rugby players, horse-riders, cyclists, athletes and skiers or even those of us that use a gym.
At Jon Sharp Chiropractic we often see patients with:-
- Groin and thigh sprains / strains
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Tennis elbow
- Shoulder sprains (rotator cuff injuries)
- Hamstring and calf strains
- Achilles tendonitis
Chiropractic gets behind the cause of an injury, rather than just treating the injury itself. We will carry out a full examination and ask you questions about your sporting life, posture, medical history and lifestyle, to discover the cause of your injury or poor performance and make a diagnosis.
Then your treatment will begin, often with gentle, specific adjustments (the Chiropractic word for manipulation) done by hand, to free stiff joints and remove spinal nerve irritation. Your chiropractor may incorporate other techniques such as soft tissue massage or dry needling (a form of acupuncture) and give you advice on prevention. You may also be set exercises to strengthen the injured area, improve your flexibility and prevent future flare-ups.