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From back pain to knee problems, sports injuries can cause serious damage to the musculoskeletal system – leaving former athletes struggling with pain. Without proper treatment, a sports injury can permanently keep you on the sidelines. Our chiropractors follow a non-invasive approach to injury rehabilitation that supports pain management without the need for surgery or medication. By incorporating holistic healing methods including physiotherapy, massage therapy and cold laser therapy, we can help minimize inflammation, reduce swelling and speed recovery.
Sports injury patients choose our practice because of our commitment to whole body wellness and holistic care. We have helped hundreds of patients regain movement, flexibility and coordination. Our integrated treatments not only relieve pain, but they also support healing and promote long-term wellness. This combination of complementary treatments speeds the recovery process.
If you have sustained a sports injury, our Tacoma chiropractic care team can help you recover. We provide care for both repetitive strains and extrusive sports injuries.
These injuries develop slowly over time as repetitive motions strain muscles and connective tissue, leading to irritation and inflammation. Repetitive and incorrect motions may ultimately tear or strain ligaments. For example, tennis elbow occurs when incorrect movements strain the tendons in the elbow, causing inflammation and pain. Holding a tennis racket, swinging a golf club or even gripping a pen to write can become incredibly painful. We treat this injury by addressing the underlying cause for the misalignment while also reducing pain. An undiagnosed spinal misalignment may be causing the improper movement; chiropractic adjustments can correct this. Cold laser therapy and physiotherapy can help reduce inflammation in the elbow and promote internal healing.
An accidental slip and fall or a collision with another player can cause an extrusive sports injury. Patients frequently suffer from chronic back pain or neck pain due to a herniated disc. Depending on the location of the disc’s misalignment, patients may also experience shoulder pain or sciatica. Chiropractic care addresses this spinal misalignment. Hands-on mechanical adjustments relieve a disc’s pressure on nearby nerves, which is essential to restoring proper alignment.
Whether you suffer from chronic back pain, a rotator cuff injury or neck pain, sports injuries do not simply “get better” on their own. In fact, without proper care, scar tissue may form across the muscles. Scar tissue blocks the healing process while aggravating pain. The earlier that you seek treatment for an injury, the more a chiropractor can do to prevent pain and support healing. However, it is never too late to get healthy.
If you sustained an injury months or even years ago, our team can still help. Many of our patients with old sports injuries suffer from a restricted range of motion. Physiotherapy exercises and massage therapy can safely bring movement back to the body while relieving chronic pain.
Don't let chronic pain stop you from living an active life. Contact our wellness team at 253-756-7500 and get back in the game today!