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Why Should I See a Chiropractor for My Sports Injury?

Why Should I See a Chiropractor for My Sports Injury?

You have a sports injury. Perhaps it’s an overuse injury like tendonitis in your shoulder if you play tennis or golf. It could be lower back pain from a football injury. Perhaps it’s whiplash from wrestling or basketball. 

Our board-certified chiropractors with Herald Square Chiropractic and Sport in Midtown Manhattan, are the experts you want to see if you have a sports injury that doesn’t require surgery. The following are reasons you should seek chiropractic care for your sports injury

Expertise in sports medicine 

Although all chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat sports injuries as part of their chiropractic education, Dr. Chris Cueto is specially trained in the treatment of sports injuries. 

He is board-certified by the American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians, which requires special training and an examination. 

Dr. Cueto has extensive knowledge of corrective and rehabilitative exercises for your specific injury. 

Body alignment

When viewed from the side, your body forms a straight line from your head down to your toes if it’s in proper alignment. Rigorous sports activity can lead to injury that throws your body out of alignment. 

Think of all the twisting and turning in playing soccer, basketball, football, gymnastics, and even dancing. You might develop significant back pain that makes it hard to even get out of bed. All of those moves put your spine under a lot of pressure. 

Are you a runner? If you develop unexplained hip or knee pain, perhaps one of your legs is shorter than the other. This condition can throw your body out of alignment. A bone length study determines if you have uneven leg lengths.  

If you have pain in your back, hip, knee, or leg, it may be caused by spinal misalignment. We use spinal decompression to get your body back in proper alignment. Spinal decompression stretches your spine very gently, moves it back into alignment, and eases undue pressure on your spinal discs.

Treatment of joint and soft tissue injuries

Do you have a soft tissue or joint injury? It’s time to see the chiropractor. Your injury may have knocked a joint out of alignment. Joints that aren’t in alignment are painful. 

You likely also have a soft tissue injury. Your muscles may be stuck together because they’re knotted up. Sometimes they stick to your skin. In either of these conditions, your muscles can’t move correctly. 

You may have a tendon or ligament issue. We use joint manipulation and many soft tissue therapies to relieve your pain and get you back in the game.  

Physical rehabilitation 

We provide individualized physical rehabilitation services to help restore your physical functioning to its fullest potential. Your chiropractor provides individualized exercises geared to your injury to help you regain strength and flexibility. 

Injury prevention 

Professional sports teams understand the importance of chiropractic care. All professional football teams and many baseball teams have board-certified chiropractors on staff to help players prevent injuries and to treat them when they do get injured. Likewise, your chiropractor specializes in helping you prevent future injuries. 

Call Herald Square Chiropractic and Sport today or book an appointment online for expert treatment of your sports injuries. 

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