Chiropractic care works well for sports-related injuries. Most athletic injuries are caused by overuse or repetitive movement. Most sports consist of doing the same motion over and over with maximum effort.
For example, pitchers always throw the ball with the same hand, and golfers always swing the club in one direction. In both of these examples once the player warms up and competes in their event, they have performed the same action upwards of 100 times if not more. The body wants to be in balance and by doing one motion multiple times it creates imbalance in the body. It would be like only turning one direction in your car, this would cause uneven wear and tear on the car and it would break down quicker.
Chiropractic care can help decrease the imbalances caused by the repetitive motions involved in participating in sports. Chiropractic care is so effective at helping athletes that it is rare to find a professional athlete that does not visit a chiropractor on a regular basis. In fact, most professional teams have a chiropractor on staff.If you have sustained a sports-related injury, chiropractic care can help you get back to competition faster than just medical care or physical therapy alone. Medical doctors usually only prescribe high doses of ibuprofen for sports related injuries. Physical therapists tend to just focus on muscle rehabilitation. Sports injury chiropractors work with both the joints and the muscles, getting you back to competition quicker.
Some of the main benefits of chiropractic adjustments include re-lubrication of the joint, resetting the neural input to the joint and improved joint movement. These benefits are some of the reasons that professional athletes visit their chiropractor on a regular basis.