Problems can start with the spine and affect the extremities, or they can begin with an extremity, like a knee or an ankle and then create further compensation problems in the spine. Either way, many sports-related injuries involve the spine. Professional athletes, "weekend warriors" and those who just want to remain fit, are discovering the benefits of regular chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care helps restore function to spinal joints that are fixated and not moving properly. Besides helping to relieve pain, chiropractic care can also help reduce inflammation. Muscles, tendons and ligaments depend upon proper joint movement for peak performance. Injuries to these tissues can reduce range of motion, decrease blood supply, and literally "take you out of the game."
Normalizing spinal function helps speed the healing of these soft tissues and reduce the deconditioning effect of being on the sidelines. Whether you golf, play tennis, bicycle, or bowl, the best treatment for sports injuries is prevention!