Our Chiropractor Treats and Prevents Sports Injury
Sports and athletics are such important parts of life. Whether you are a student-athlete, a seasoned competitor, or simply someone who loves to stay active, North Miami chiropractor Dr. Ryan Fisher wants you to be able to feel and perform your best in whatever activities you enjoy. He uses natural, drug-free techniques to help you avoid and recover from sports injury of all types.
Common Types of Sports Injury
Most of us who are physically active experience minor aches and pains from time to time. But if left untreated, an acute sports injury can turn into a long-lasting health problem—especially if the underlying causes of the initial injury are not addressed. Repeated stress and strain can damage tissues, "groove" improper motor patterns via nervous system activation, increase pain sensitivity, and lead to scarring and other issues.
The following are some of the most common types of sports injury our Miami chiropractor evaluates and treats in his clinic:
- Muscle strains and ligament sprains
- Tendonitis or bursitis
- Golfer's elbow/tennis elbow (medial and lateral epicondylitis)
- Shoulder injury, like impingement syndrome or shoulder dislocations/hypermobility
- Shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome)
- Plantar fasciitis
- Runner's knee
- Neck pain and back pain
While certain activities, like contact or high-impact sports, are inherently more risky than others, a sports injury can develop during almost any type of exercise or physical activity. Risk factors such as ill-fitting equipment, playing surface, poor technique, accidents, and overtraining are often at play.
Our goal? To help you identify your risk factors, understand the true nature of your injury, and help you avoid re-stressing the damaged tissue so healing and symptom relief can begin.
Chiropractic Techniques for Sports Injury: What to Expect
Being well-prepared for the demands of your chosen sport and taking good care of your health with proper sleep, stress management, and diet are essential for avoiding sports injury. Additionally, treating any underlying muscle imbalances, mobility limitations, or faulty movement patterns—especially ones that may have developed after a prior injury—are crucial elements to injury prevention and recovery. You can expect our chiropractor to help you address all these issues while also alleviating real-time symptoms like stiffness, pain, and muscle weakness.
To help you recover, Dr. Fisher may recommend techniques and services like chiropractic adjustments, corrective exercises, and stretches, postural re-training techniques, soft tissue mobilization techniques (including massage and trigger point release therapy), and lifestyle modifications.
Call Keystone Wellness Center Today
Play the sports you love and see your performance excel through the help of individualized chiropractic care. Contact the Keystone Wellness Center at (305) 893-8822 to get started with your sports injury treatment with our Miami chiropractor today!