San Diego Sport Injury Pain Relief & Prevention
No matter what sport you play, just about every athlete will face some sports injury in her or her lifetime. At Mission Village Chiropractic, we understand sometimes completion can push athletes to reach the maximum their bodies can handle and injuries can occur. Common sports injuries include pulled muscles, torn ligaments, broken limbs, pain in your back or knees, and sprains just to name a few.
San Diego offers the rare chance to live an active outdoor lifestyle year round. Playing sports, whether its soccer, football, basketball, tennis, marathon, hiking, surfing, or one of the many myriad of possible activities, injuries increases greatly. Chiropractic care can be very effective in treating and preventing common injuries. For many San Diego athletes, proper chiropractic care offers a non-invasive and prescription free path to restored physical ability.
Our sports injury treatments and prevention treatments are designed to help those who have injuries are a looking to avoid injures such as:
- Tennis Elbow
- Shin Splits
- Shoulder Problems from Golfing
- Hamstring Injuries
- Rotator Cuff Problems
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Other problems faced by active individuals
Dr. Bruce Blakely has over 25 years of experience treating joint injuries in San Diego.
What to do to Help Prevent Sports Injuries
Stretch: Recent studies suggest that excessive stretching prior to an event is unnecessary; however, stretching the muscles to insure ease of use through the expected range of motion and as a way to warm up the muscle is still highly recommended.
Warm Up: Take some time to duplicate parts of the activity, such as a brief jog before a race, rotating the shoulders before pitching a ball, etc.
Cool down when finished: Take 5-10 minutes to cool down, walk, jog, or do some light exercise before leaving the activity. A proper cool down will provide your body with the following benefits:
- Remove waste products such as lactic acid from your body.
- Gradually lower your heart rate and respiration.
- Help prevent muscle soreness.
Eating right not only helps you manage your weight but it can also help you to control your cholesterol level as well as help maintain your joints and build healthy muscles. Talk to your chiropractor about a diet program especially suited to your high activity needs.
If you’ve been injured and are looking for pain relief, please call us today! Or if you’d like to get on an injury prevention chiropractic plan, Dr. Blakely will tailor a chiropractor care package for you!
We look forward to hearing from you!