Chiropractic Sports Injury Treatment at Odom Chiropractic
Whether you're a professional athlete or occasionally enjoy participating in sports activities, you probably don't want to get stuck on the sidelines with an injury. However, ignoring the signs and symptoms of a sports injury can lead to chronic problems that can impact your day-to-day life. That's why it's important to address your sports injury, speed up your recovery time, and improve your physical performance with help from our chiropractor team at Odom Chiropractic, serving Aiken SC and Grovetown, GA.
Common Sports Injuries
Common types of sports injuries that affect athletes of all ages include:
- Muscle strains
- Tendon tears and inflammation (e.g., Achilles tendonitis, quadriceps tendonitis)
- Knee pain, often due to things like ligament sprains or meniscus tears
- Shoulder pain, often due to things like dislocation, labrum tear, runner's knee, or impingement syndrome
- Back pain, often due to things like sciatica, disc bulge, disc herniation
- Plantar fasciitis
- Medial tibial stress syndrome (shin splints)
- Stress fracture
- Golfer's elbow or tennis elbow
Some sports injuries can develop suddenly due to a sudden force that exceeds a connective tissue's physical capacity. We see this with incidents like awkward pivoting or landings during basketball, dancing, and similar sports, or with accidents like collisions or falls. In other cases, sports injuries can develop gradually over time, starting as a small nagging issue and worsening into debilitating pain and dysfunction.
It's important to consider a person's pre-existing health, alignment, and posture when determining the origin of a sports injury. For example, people with joint mobility limitations, postural imbalances, weak core musculature, old scar tissue, or improper movement patterns are often at elevated risk of injury. Additional factors that may influence sports injury include age, gender, sport type, running surface, weather, equipment, footwear, training intensity, recovery time, nutrition, diet, and sleep.
How Can a Chiropractor Help Someone with a Sports Injury?
Dr. Jerry Odom creates individualized treatment plans to help athletes address the factors within their control to avoid recurring problems. Services like chiropractic adjustments, corrective exercises, and lifestyle and nutritional guidance can support the body's healing process, alleviate symptoms, and enhance physical skills like balance, range of motion, motor control, and endurance for greater athletic performance.
Visit Us for Sports Injury Treatment from Our Chiropractor
With two convenient locations, Odom Chiropractic helps people get back to the sports they love with energy and confidence. Call (803) 226-0604 to schedule an appointment at our Aiken, SC location or (706) 305-9324 to schedule an appointment at our Grovetown, GA, and get the professional care you deserve.