According to the ACA (American Chiropractic Association), experts estimate that 90 percent of all world-class athletes use chiropractic care to prevent injuries and increase their performance potential. But whether you are a professional, collegiate, amateur athlete or weekend warrior, you can benefit from chiropractic adjustments.
The goal of most chiropractic techniques is to restore or enhance joint function while resolving joint fixation, inflammation and reducing pain. Chiropractic adjustments are often used to treat neck or back injuries however, specific techniques can be used to relieve pain and joint misalignments in the extremities such as knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows and wrists.
The main reasons athletes suffer sports injuries include forceful impacts, repetitive motions, over-training and failure to warm up properly. Chiropractors can help athletes by relieving their pain and helping them heal faster after an injury. Regular visits will promote quicker recovery after games and training as well as better balance and overall performance.