Heal from Sports Injury with Help from Our Bloomington Chiropractor
If you're an athlete in the Bloomington, IN, area, our team at Hoosier Family Chiropractic wants to help you stay healthy, fit, and pain-free no matter where you are on your fitness journey. Whether you want a competitive edge or improve your well-being and longevity, sports injury treatment and prevention from our Bloomington chiropractor is the game-changer you've been looking for.
Types of Sports Injury
Sports injuries typically affect our connective tissues, muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints and joint structures (e.g., cartilage, joint capsules), bones, and fascia, as well as our nerves and nervous system. A sports injury can be acute, coming on suddenly with swelling, redness, and sharp or achy pain, or chronic, developing gradually over time. The most common sports injuries we diagnose and treat include sprains, strains, nerve compression syndromes, acute inflammation (e.g., tendonitis or bursitis), plantar fasciitis, shin splints, joint dislocations, and whiplash, and concussions.
In addition to pain, sports injuries often present with stiffness, reduced range of motion, muscle weakness or muscle spasms, and abnormal joint sensations like popping, clicking, grinding, or buckling.
You Can Prevent Sports Injury—Avoid These Common Risk Factors
Sports injuries aren't always preventable, but you can reduce your chances of getting injured by avoiding modifiable risk factors, including:
- Inadequate rest, sleep, and nutrition
- Improper technique
- Overtraining or attempting skills that are too far beyond your current ability level
- Improper equipment and footwear
Certain sports injury risk factors, like running surface and type of sport (e.g., high impact vs. low impact, repetitive movements, etc.) aren't as avoidable. But by making sure you stay as healthy as possible, and addressing any hidden postural imbalances, movement restrictions, areas of old scar tissue, and so on that could also put you at risk, you can protect your health and increase your athletic performance.
When an Injury Happens, Our Chiropractor in Bloomington Can Help
Athletes love chiropractic care because it is drug-free, non-invasive, and gentle on the body yet highly effective for alleviating sports injury symptoms and preventing recurrence.
Services such as manual and instrument-assisted chiropractic adjustments naturally reduce pain and even support optimal nervous system function, which can help you master skills that require balance and coordination.
We also offer exercises and nutritional counseling to ensure your body has the strength, endurance, range of motion, and nutrients it needs to thrive.
Are You Frustrated by a Sports Injury? Call Our Chiropractic Clinic Today
Personalized sports injury treatment from an experienced chiropractor can accelerate your body's healing, reduce pain, and help you avoid recurring problems that can affect day-to-day life. Contact Hoosier Family Chiropractic at (812) 336-7552 or make an appointment online now.