Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or a gym enthusiast, playing sports is an essential part of your life. Unfortunately, repeated athletic practice can lead to a variety of injuries, either on the field or resulting from overuse and strain over time. If left untreated, a sports injury can lead to further degradation of the components of the musculoskeletal system, including muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and surrounding tissue, which can increase pain and lessen one’s ability to play at peak performance. Chiropractic care is a highly valued, time-tested, holistic medical practice that is effective for treating sports injuries. Essential Wellness of Burleson in Burleson, TX, is a veteran-owned chiropractic practice that has been serving patients since 2009. Dr. Don Haygood is an expert chiropractor who is dedicated to helping his patients foster recovery, alleviate pain, and achieve total body wellness.
Common Sports Injuries
A sports injury can either be acute or chronic. An acute sports injury may present as severe pain with a sudden onset, inability to move a joint or walk on the afflicted area, extreme bruising or swelling, and dislocated bones. Chronic sports injuries are indicated by pain when you exercise and a dull ache when at rest. Typical musculoskeletal injuries include fractures, dislocation of the joint, erosion of cartilage, sprains, strains, tendinitis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, tennis elbow, pulled groin, and injuries to the knee.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help a Sports Injury Heal
Chiropractic care focuses on healing, strengthening, and optimizing the function of the musculoskeletal system, and is particularly suited for treating athletic injuries and ailments. While traditional medical doctors centralize their care on the afflicted area, chiropractors treat the whole body, ensuring that the entire musculoskeletal system is in alignment and working in harmony to maximize the body’s health. To address a sports injury in Burleson, TX, Essential Wellness of Burleson offers a variety of traditional and state-of-the-art techniques. Essential Wellness provides spinal adjustments, acupuncture, dry needling, massage therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, infrared heat, and myofascial release. Dr. Haygood will expertly design an individualized treatment program that will address the primary injury and help heal any related elements of the musculoskeletal system.
While it is easy to try to “muscle through” and ignore pain when playing sports, a sports injury will not generally heal on its own. Chiropractic care facilitates the body’s natural healing ability without the use of surgery or medication. In order to maximize your athletic potential and ensure longevity on the field and in the gym, make an appointment with Dr. Haygood at Essential Wellness of Burleson today. (817) 371-2551.