Some sports enthusiasts are dedicated professionals, while others are happy to pursue their own favorite activities on weekends or holidays. But no matter how much of your life your devote to sports, you're still at risk for painful, disabling sports injuries. If you're already beset by an acute or chronic injury that keeps you out of the game, come to Kilian Chiropractic. Our Downtown Vancouver chiropractor offers non-invasive sports injury treatment strategies that can help you heal as safely, normally, and completely as possible -- while also reducing your risks for future injuries.
Common Sports Injuries
Acute sports injuries usually present intense, obvious symptoms, possibly preventing you from using the afflicted body part at all. Common examples include a pulled muscle, a ruptured ligament, a sprained ankle, a dislocated shoulder, or a high-impact injury such as whiplash or concussion. Musculoskeletal issues that don't heal properly may turn into chronic pain issues as scar tissue immobilizes them, making movement painfully limited.
Sports injuries related to overuse can also cause chronic pain and inflammation. Whenever you subject a joint to demanding, repetitive motion, you run the risk of creating cumulative damage that might turn into chronic tendinitis or muscle strain. Examples of such problems include tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, plantar fasciitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. An untreated spinal imbalance can wreak havoc on your weight-bearing joints, resulting in issues such as runner's knee, premature arthritis, and low back pain. Last but not least, a disc or vertebra that pushes against a spinal nerve root may cause chronic pain, numbness, or loss of function in one of your extremities, seriously reducing your sports performance.
Chiropractic Care and Rehabilitative Techniques
Recovery from a sports injury requires the right mix of careful evaluation and safe, effective healing methods such as chiropractic care. Our Downtown Vancouver chiropractor, Dr. Kilian, will discuss your symptoms, chosen sport, medical history and other factors while evaluating your musculoskeletal alignment. We can then tailor a multi-disciplinary sports injury treatment plan to address your individual problem.
Chiropractic care often lies at the heart of such treatment. By correcting your spinal or extremity-joint alignment, we can restore function, ease muscle strain, and set the stage for proper healing. Spinal decompression can relieve pinched nerve tissue, while corrective exercises can ensure that you rebuild your strength, regain your range of motion, and avoid internal scar tissue problems. Ongoing exercises, chiropractic evaluations, and nutritional support can then help you steer clear of future injuries.
Visit Our Downtown Vancouver Chiropractor
Are you ready to get off of the injured reserve list and back into action? Call our Downtown Vancouver chiropractor at 604-688-0724 for an appointment!