Natural Sports Injury Treatment from Our Columbia and Elkridge Chiropractor
Sports injuries aren't just a painful way to exit the playing field -- they can also limit your ability to work, interact with your family or get any enjoyment out of life. If you tend to get recurring sports injuries, you may even wonder if you can ever be free of pain again with the aid of drugs or major surgery. The good news is that our Columbia and Elkridge chiropractor at Rower Chiropractic, Dr. Jason E. Rower, can not only administer natural, non-surgical sports injury treatment but also help you protect yourself against future sports injuries.
Understanding Sports Injuries
Just as there are many different sports out there to choose from, there are many different kinds of sports injuries -- some of which are so common to a particular sport that they're actually named after them. Examples include:
- Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), a form of tendonitis that occurs on the outside of the elbow
- Golf elbow (medial epicondylitis), which occurs on the inside of the elbow
- Runner's knee (patellofemoral pain syndrome), which is associated with uneven muscle conditioning and biomechanical abnormalities
Other common sports injuries include plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and shin splints. Many soft tissue problems such as strains are directly due to overuse or repetitive strain from constant throws, racket swings and other tasks. Musculoskeletal misalignment can increase your vulnerability to these problems by forcing your body to perform to perform off balance.
Acute trauma can also cause sports injuries. A hard fall or tackle, for instance, can jolt the spine, pushing vertebrae out of alignment, herniating discs, tearing muscles and producing sciatica or whiplash.
Chiropractic Care and Other Sports Injury Treatment Options
Our chiropractor in Elkridge and Columbia can help you recover from your sports injury the safe, natural and effective way -- by treating the underlying cause, instead of dulling your symptoms with medications. First we evaluate your injury, spinal alignment and biomechanics carefully to get the clearest possible picture of which treatment methods are indicated. We can then create a rehabilitation and pain relief program for you using treatment methods such as:
- Chiropractic care to restore normal joint junction and spinal alignment
- Mechanical traction to treat herniated discs and relieve nerve impingement
- Massage therapy, ultrasound and laser therapy for pain relief and faster healing
- Corrective exercises to restore strength and flexibility
Our chiropractor in Elkridge and Columbia can also help you maintain your newfound wellness once you've recuperated from that sports injury. Spinal screenings, incremental adjustments, exercises, nutritional counseling, sports massage and other preventative wellness measures can keep your body in competitive shape all year round, whether you're pursuing new athletic challenges or just participating in the game of life.
Ask Our Elkridge and Columbia Chiropractor for an Evaluation
Get your sports injury rehabilitation off to a running start at rower Chiropractic. Call 410-799-7550 today to schedule an evaluation from our Elkridge and Columbia chiropractor!