3 Common Sports Injuries: Eugene Chiropractic Care Can Help
You don’t have to be a professional athlete to deserve professional care for a sports injury. Without proper treatment, injuries like tennis elbow, ankle sprains and muscle strains can cause chronic pain. Our team can help. We combine sports medicine and chiropractic care with injury rehabilitation to naturally relieve your pain and promote internal healing. Our goal is to help each patient get back in the game – whether that’s swinging a tennis racquet, hiking the Cascades, or biking through Oregon’s beautiful wine country.
Not sure if chiropractic sports medicine is right for you?
Here are three common sports injuries – and three ways our team can help.
Tennis elbow/golf elbow: This repetitive motion injury causes tendons in the elbow to become inflamed, leading to chronic pain. Individuals may struggle to hold a racquet or golf club, or even grip a toothbrush without pain. In some cases, an un-diagnosed spinal misalignment is causing an improper swing that aggravates the elbow tendons. Chiropractic care can restore alignment to the spine, addressing the underlying cause for your pain. Physiotherapy treatments like therapeutic ultrasound and electrical muscle stimulation relieve internal inflammation, promote healing, and enhance pain relief.
Knee pain and ankle sprains: Whether you enjoy running, hiking or playing soccer, high impact sports frequently cause ankle sprains and knee pain. Our chiropractor recommends physiotherapy treatments to relieve pain and stimulate internal healing. As the soft tissues repair themselves, corrective care exercises can help strengthen the nearby muscles and safely restore a full range of motion to the injury.
Back pain: Don’t let a sports injury become a literal pain in your back! If you pull or strain a muscle, you may experience muscle spasms, stiffness, and reduced mobility. If a herniated or bulging disc compresses nearby nerves, these pain symptoms may be intensified. Chiropractic care is an effective treatment for restoring the disc to its proper alignment in the back. This relieves nerve pressure and reduces pain.
Under the guidance of our clinical director and sports medicine specialist Dr. Michael Herb, Absolute Wellness Center offers sports medicine, chiropractic medicine, naturopathic medicine, physical rehabilitation, acupuncture, massage, and more in Eugene, OR. To learn more, give us a call at 541-484-5777.