Sports and Exercises are one of the great ways to be healthy. However, sometimes incorrect or excessive training may lead to an injury. Also, structural and muscular imbalances can be a cause of an injury, including knees, ankles, shoulder, elbows, etc.
The most common injuries related to sports are mild to moderate sprain of the ligaments (ie. ankle sprains) or strain/tearing of the muscles or tendon. These injuries usually recover with rest with appropriate P.R.I.C.E therapy. Protect with support brace; Rest injured joint or muscle; Ice application periodically for first 48 to 72 hours; Compression with a bandage to limit movement; Elevation to reduce swelling.
Chiropractic and physical therapy management of the injury can be performed to better rehabilitate the injured joint or muscles once the majority of the swelling and pain has subsided. The benefit is two-fold: speed up recovery time and prevent the likelihood of re-injury.
Chiropractic can also be utilized to improve function thereby optimizing performance.