If you are someone who values physical activity, and especially if you still play a competitive sport, it is inevitable that you will feel some aches and pains periodically. As you get older, those aches and pains may occur more frequently. If you are truly lucky, you have been able to avoid major injury and accompanying surgeries. But for most recreational athletes, injuries of varying severity are quite common. Regardless of the severity, Catalyst Chiropractic & Rehab in Blaine can help you overcome your injury and get back to the sport you love.
Effective Non-Invasive Treatment For Sports Injuries
Because sports often require pushing the limits of our physical potential, or because we simply cannot resist the temptations of pushing our limits, it is normal to feel some discomfort after physical exertion. This is the body’s natural response to the stress and strain we place on ourselves during those times. Muscle pain following extreme activity could be caused by the simple buildup of lactic acid. Lactic acid is a waste product that the body works to rid itself of. It results in temporary stiffness in the affected muscles and pain that can range from mild to severe.
An effective treatment for sore muscles is massage therapy, which is an excellent means of breaking up the lactic acid and restoring flexibility to the muscle tissue. Most recreational athletes know the feeling of soreness in muscle tissue and, sadly, most also know when something more serious is happening. It may be tenderness in a joint caused by a sharp change of direction or the impact of hitting the ground harder than expected. It may be experienced as tightness in the hamstrings, which can be a sign of pain experienced in the lower back. Recreational sports make most athletes great candidates for spinal rehabilitation, or what most people know as a ‘chiropractic adjustment.’
Treat And Prevent Sports Injury With Chiropractic Treatment
Catalyst Chiropractic & Rehab provides a full range of chiropractic treatments that can help you recover from your recreational sports injuries. Restoring proper alignment in the spine can also be an important way to prevent future injuries. In other words, treatment does not have to be when you are injured; our treatment can also provide the body with the kind of preparation that can reduce the likelihood of injury.
If you play a sport on a regular basis, it is highly likely that you do so because you love that sport. Having to spend time away from it because of injury is not only a physical challenge, but a mental one as well. Catalyst Chiropractic & Rehab can help you get back to it more quickly. Call (763) 205-3781 to schedule an appointment.