Millions of Americans tuned in recently to watch the 52nd Super Bowl showdown between the Patriots and the Eagles. You can bet that all of us at your East Stroudsburg chiropractor were on the edges of our seats the entire time!
We’re sure you’ve heard about athletes suffering injuries in the news. It’s no surprise that being slammed by a 240-pound-linebacker has its consequences. But hard hits aren’t just reserved for NFL games. Athletes of all ages and all sports backgrounds can experience strains, sprains, and other performance injuries. From dancing to hockey and from tennis to football, all athletes can benefit from chiropractic care.
Keep reading to learn how athletes of all ages can benefit from chiropractic care at Marshalls Creek, and don’t forget to schedule an appointment today! Dr. Brett has spent thousands of hours learning about and working with sports injuries and rehabilitation, and Dr. Anne Marie has a post-doctoral degree in chiropractic pediatrics, so you know both children and adult athletes are in good hands at Marshalls Creek!
Benefits Of Chiropractic Care For Athletes
Real Solutions For Real Problems
Popping ibuprofen or more serious painkillers can offer temporary relief of pain, but once the meds wear off you’ll be left feeling exactly the same. At our chiropractic and wellness center, we offer traditional chiropractic adjustments as well as massage therapy, corrective exercise, and physiotherapy treatments including electric muscle stimulation, cold laser, myofascial therapy, and more to find and fix the root of the problem.
May Help Associated Problems
Sure, you might expect some back pain after a football game, but what about headaches? If you experience regular headaches, your spine could be the culprit, and high-impact sports can cause problems that make it even worse. Chiropractic care can offer almost immediate relief for headaches that are a direct result of neck joint pain.
Almost all athletes favor one side of their body over the other. From a baseball player’s throwing arm to a soccer player’s kicking foot, athletes are prime candidates for asymmetry in muscle strength and mobility. This can cause misalignment and unnecessary stress in certain areas, which makes athletes more likely to experience sports injuries.
Better Range Of Motion
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: pain is not normal. Our bodies are designed to move freely and symmetrically. If you can look over your left shoulder but not your right, that’s an issue. If you have a bigger range of motion in your left shoulder than your right, that should be addressed. Chiropractic care can help improve range of motion in arms, legs, shoulders, spine, and other areas. This can help to prevent tension and strain, and lessen your chance of injuries.
Helps Tennis Elbow
Like the name suggest, tennis elbow is an ailment that commonly affects tennis players, but can also affect weightlifters, carpenters, people with typing jobs, and anyone with jobs or hobbies involving repetitive arm movements. This condition is a result of irritation of the tissue that connects the forearm muscle to the elbow joint. Chiropractic care and physiotherapy can help resolve tennis elbow pain.
Athletes And Non-Athletes, Do You Need To See Your Chiropractor?
If you’re experiencing pain of any kind, sports-related or not, be sure to get in to see your East Stroudsburg chiropractors and wellness experts. We can diagnose pain, find the source, and use our array of treatment options to help you perform at your best.