With weather that makes you want to be outdoors all year long, it’s no wonder why Floridians love their sports. But with increased athletic activity comes an increase in common sports injuries.
At Broward Spine and Joint Rehabilitation, a chiropractic office in Coconut Creek, we help athletes of all kinds maintain their strength and athletic performance.
Whether you’re a regular on the golf course, a high school athlete on the football field or someone who enjoys their workouts, Broward Spine and Joint Rehabilitation can help you heal from your sports injuries. With regular visits to a chiropractor in Broward, you’ll not only help reduce lower back pain and other typical athletic aches and pains, you’ll feel better overall, making you a superstar athlete.
Some of the common sports injuries we help treat with chiropractic care include:
No matter what sport you play, if you’re using your arms and upper back strength to perform, your shoulders and rotator cuffs are susceptible to injury. One of the most common causes of shoulder pain is due to injuries to the rotator cuff. People who practice sports that involve a lot of movement of their arms over their head such as swimmers and tennis players are more likely to suffer from this injury, as are those over age 40, due to the normal loss of elasticity and degeneration that comes with aging. Injuries can be caused from a direct blow to the shoulder, falling on the arm when it is outstretched or having the arm yanked. It is more likely for the rotator cuff to be injured when the muscles of the shoulder area have been weakened by inactivity. The most common injuries to the rotator cuff are tendonitis and rotator cuff tears.
Rotator cuff tears and chiropractic care are a winning combination, because regular chiropractic adjustments for your shoulder pain can restore mobility and increase range of motion – getting you back out there playing your favorite sport, as soon as possible.
Neck pain from sports injuries is something we see everyday at our west Broward chiropractic care center. If you’ve experienced neck pain from playing sports, don’t be too hard on yourself – neck pain can occur from anything from sitting on your couch to driving your car to playing your best golf game on the golf course.
According to the American Chiropractic Association, “the proper course of treatment for neck pain by a chiropractor includes a neck adjustment (also known as cervical manipulation) which is a precise procedure applied to the joints of the neck, usually by hand. A neck adjustment works to improve the mobility of the spine and to restore range of motion; it can also increase movement of the adjoining muscles. Patients typically notice an improved ability to turn and tilt the head, and a reduction of pain, soreness, and stiffness. One of the most recent reviews of scientific literature found evidence that patients with chronic neck pain enrolled in clinical trials reported significant improvement following chiropractic spinal manipulation.”
Pulled Muscle Pain
Pulling a muscle can feel like a real sports injury, when in fact, it’s just your body telling you you’ve stretched a muscle past its point of comfort – and rest is necessary. Though a pulled muscle can typically heal itself, visiting a chiropractor for pulled muscles will help you deal with the discomfort and pain associated from a muscle tear or sprain. A pulled muscle can occur in just about any part of your body, but they’re most common in your lower back, neck, shoulder, and hamstring.
“A good sports chiropractor is trained in helping facilitate the healing of the muscles by the use of physical modalities and extremity adjustments. Deep tissue work with specific stretches work wonders on the body, specifically for sports injuries,” Dr. Harley Bofshever of Broward Spine and Joint Rehabilitation says.
At Broward Spine and Joint Rehabilitation, a leading chiropractic care center located just minutes west of Fort Lauderdale, we’ve got your back so you can keep moving forward.
Visit us today for your chiropractic consultation in Coconut Creek!