Student Athletes Use Chiropractic to Reduce Pain & Stay Flexible

Chiropractic for Sports InjuriesNow that the new semester has started, many student athletes will be signing up for after school sports. Although this is a wonderful occurrence, there are some reasons for concern when it comes to certain activities. We will use wrestling as a prime example. It’s one scholastic sport that has a long history of causing musculoskeletal injuries. That’s partially why many student athletes are using chiropractic care in order to stay on top of their health.

Over the years, countless studies have shown that when student athletes wrestle, they are likely to sustain certain types of injuries. We’ve listed some of the most common ones below:

  • Pre-Patella Bursitis and Other Inflammation
  • Assorted Muscle Strains and Sprains
  • Dislocations and Bone Fractures
  • Skin Infections and Lacerations
  • Contusions and Abrasions
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • MCL Tears and Meniscus

Fortunately, Indianapolis chiropractic care has the potential to help resolve several of the noted wrestling injuries, including sprains, strains and dislocations. They are typically treated over time with a series of adjustments, deep tissue massage, hot/cold therapy sessions, anti-inflammatory medications and more.

Other student wrestling injuries, like bone fractures, head trauma, skin infections and lacerations are best left in the hands of other healthcare professionals. Although Indianapolis chiropractors may be able to help student wrestlers recover from muscle weakness brought about by treatment of the aforementioned fractures, lacerations and trauma.

Furthermore, repeated visits to a chiropractor may also help high school- and college age wrestlers train more effectively and efficiently. For example, chiropractors may perform adjustments on wrestlers that increase their flexibility and increase blood flow to areas that may need to recover from overuse. They may also recommend targeted exercises that could improve a student wrestler’s muscle strength in a certain area (e.g. back or extremities). Because of that, student wrestlers frequently include chiropractic advice as part of their everyday life.

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