Sports Injuries and Chiropractic CareThe phrase ‘sports injury’ is so broad and covers so many different levels of physiological stress on a person’s body, that it’s sometimes difficult to define especially when you consider sports injuries and chiropractic care together.

Sometimes we extract those definitions from our own exposure to the terminology. The media uses the phrasing quite liberally when a professional athlete cannot play due to a sports injury. Perhaps you yourself have had a sports injury from a pick-up game up basketball or a routine jog that left you with extended residual pain. Or as a parent, you are likely eyeing expensive protective equipment to keep your child safe from a sports injury when they add extracurricular athletics to their already heavy load of academic studies.

No matter where the terminology resonates with you, we here at AZ Chiropractic recognize that a sports injury of any nature is often frustrating, painful, and sometimes debilitating.

Sports Injuries—What Do You Do?

The best practice for what you feel may be a sports related injury is always to be given a thorough examination by a physician you trust. As a patient, the next best thing you can do is to ask the questions that pertain specifically to your/your loved one’s health and well being. Is this a long term injury? Should I seek alternative medicine and practices to address my need to decrease my pain and increase my mobility? What is the long term plan to return me to my healthful state prior to the injury, and what is the recommended course of treatment?

At AZ Chiropractic, we specialize in Chiropractic care, massage therapy, and Physical Medicine Modalities and Therapeutic Procedures. We offer a full range of treatment options that traditional doctors may not necessarily have access to. We are confident that we can help you if you feel you have slipped a disk while lifting weights, pulled a muscle playing soccer, or overextended your shoulder during a tennis match.

If you have any current concerns about a possible sports injury, or if your children are going to be participating in upcoming sports activities for schooling, please do not hesitate to reach out to us and use us as a resource especially about sports injuries and chiropractic care. We also do sports physicals for students, as well as work related physicals.

The bottom line is that your health is our business. Staying physically active is a practice that we encourage here at AZ Chiropractic, but we also know that our bodies dictate when enough is enough.