Chiropractic Care for Football Injury

Chiropractor Chapel Hill, NC

Sports players of all varieties suffer injury related to their sport- those who play hard and push their limits need extra care to keep them healthy and stay in the game. At Acupractic Natural Healing Center, Dr. Oskardmay provides chiropractic and acupuncture care to support the health and well being of everyone who engages in football and other sports activities. Preventive care before sports activities will also help prepare you for better performance, fewer injuries.

The most common injuries suffered by football players include:

  • Hamstring strains.
  • Muscle strain. …
  • Knee ligament injuries. …
  • Rotator cuff strains. …
  • Ankle sprain. …
  • Achilles tendonitis. …
  • Jumper’s knee. …
  • Shin splints.
  • Metatarsal stress fractures
  • Concussions

Sports, like football, demand a lot from participants. Players run hard and twist abruptly to catch a flying football, potentially causing rips and strains in the muscles of the legs, hips, shoulders, and arms. Delicate joints between bones suffer compression and fracture from rough and tumble play and fall on the field. Ligaments connecting bone to bone can tear and overstretch. Likewise, tendons supporting a muscle-bone range of motion and strength are prone to injury during a football game or any activity that pushes them to their limits.

The brain’s natural opiate, endorphins kick in when players take to the field and push themselves to excel and ignore red flags of pain. The problem compounds when players take pain-blocking medications. Pain blocking allows players to push themselves and their bodies to the limit, risking injury to muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other body parts not designed for such intense pressure.  Following intense practice sessions or the big game, sports enthusiasts may find themselves unable to function due to pain and unable to tolerate the side effects of ongoing pain medication. After any injury, call our office rather than relying on pain medications for the best results.

Care provided at our office is directed to the site of injury as well as to connected areas. This improves overall body response and balanced healing. For instance, hip trauma from impact to the midbody region hurts locally but can also affect the back, legs, knees, and feet. ThisDistal pain occurs in part because these regions share nerve innervation from the lower lumbar spine. Nerve message derangement occurs following injury to an area.  Also, hip injury affects the motion of the hip- strained and bruised ligaments and tendons and muscles connecting the hip bones are unable to balance the requirements of normal movement after an injury, putting additional pressure on the legs and feet below. Similarly, the shoulder to hand complex suffers an injury, and we direct care to connected parts.

At Acupractic, Dr. Oskardmay starts with an examination to determine the extent of injury locally and connected regions. She applies the chiropractic adjustment to affected spinal sectors to facilitate nerve flow to distal parts. Massage and physical modalities work to reduce muscle spasm and ligament tendon sprain strain. She will adjust the feet and shoulders, knees, and hips and wrists, as well when needed to improve overall healing response. As a licensed acupuncturist, she will employ Dry Needling Technique and other acupuncture methods when needed to heal fully.

At the offices of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay, we strive to help you heal on many levels. Be sure to tell us about old injuries as well as new so that we can get you the help you need. Contact us today to consult with the chiropractor Chapel Hill, NC residents recommend.

Serving the communities of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham, Hillsborough, and the rest of the NC Triangle

205 Providence Rd. Chapel Hill NC 27514 | Phone: (919) 929-1400

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