One of the most common reasons for sports injuries is an improper warm-up before exercising or playing your favorite sport. At Jordan Chiropractic & Acupuncture in Wichita, Kansas, Rebecca Jordan, DC, is an experienced chiropractor who specializes in exercise strength and conditioning. She is also a Certified Chiropractic Sports Medicine Specialist (CCSMS) and focuses on helping athletes prevent sports injuries. To get effective treatment for a sports injury or to learn more about conditioning to prevent injuries, call the office to schedule a consultation. Or, use the online booking system anytime.
The most common sports injuries include:
When you’re not in shape or you push your body too hard, injuries are more likely to occur. Improper gear and inadequate stretching before playing a sport can also contribute to your risk of injury.
Dr. Jordan examines the injured area to determine the extent of the damage. For mild sports injuries, she may recommend the RICE method of rest, ice, compression, and elevation. It can reduce swelling and prevent additional bruising in the first 24 hours after your injury occurs.
Additionally, Dr. Jordan may recommend physical exercises that help your body heal after the initial pain and swelling becomes tolerable. For chronic sports injuries, like Achilles tendon or knee problems, Dr. Jordan may recommend conditioning and strengthening exercises as part of a complete treatment plan. As a CCSMS, she focuses on ways to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain long term.
Your treatment plan may also include chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, and acupuncture. Dr. Jordan works with you to create an all-natural treatment plan that helps you recover as quickly as you can while conditioning your body to prevent future injuries.
One of the best ways to prevent sports injuries is through conditioning and warming up properly before you participate. Cold muscles are prone to overstretching and injury. Warming up helps your body absorb quick movements and operate with more flexibility to prevent tears.
Dr. Jordan advises you regarding the best stretching exercises and warm-ups for your particular sport or activity. Once you learn how to warm up, you should practice a regular routine before jumping into the game.
Additionally, make sure you wear the proper equipment, including supportive footwear, and don’t overdo it. If your muscles feel sore or a joint hurts while you’re playing a sport, that’s a sign you need to take a break. And if you’re just getting back into a sport after recovering from an injury, ease into it gradually, rather than participating at full intensity.
If you or a family member needs holistic, comprehensive treatment for a sports injury, call Jordan Chiropractic & Acupuncture today. Or, book an appointment online.