RECOVERING FROM SPORTS INJURIES
Today, almost every single major league sports team in the United States has a Chiropractor on staff. Athletes perform better, recover faster, and avoid injury more efficiently if their spines and nervous systems are adjusted regularly.
Dr. Lacey Alexander has a special place in her heart for athletes. Quality chiropractic care helped her to recover from many of her sports injuries throughout her school years. She knows how important it is for the competitive athlete to get back to the sport they love. She takes great care in finding the best treatment method to ensure that the athlete makes a complete recovery. Appropriate and timely rehabilitation is key to the healing process.
Sports chiropractic and chiropractic rehabilitation have developed at a considerable pace over the last decade. And Dr. Lacey keeps abreast of the latest developments and advances.
Common sports injuries
- Athletes can experience a strain which is a pull or tear in a muscle or a sprain, which is a pull or tear in a ligament. Both can occur when the muscle, tendon or joint is overused or stretched outside of its normal range of motion. This injury can result in pain, swelling and bruising.
- Tendonitis can occur when a joint is overused. Common tendonitis injuries include, tennis, golfer and little leaguer’s elbow, runner’s knee and carpal tunnel syndrome. Symptoms of tendonitis include, loss of range of motion, soreness when moving the joint and slight swelling.
- Stress fractures are hairline cracks in the bones. They most commonly occur in the shins and feet and can occur in runners and walkers. The most common symptom is pain while walking or running.
- For the first 48 hours after your injury, it may help to apply ice and heat to stop inflammation and promote tissue recovery. Dr. Lacey can examine your sports injury and determine the best course of action to facilitate healing and speed your recovery time.
- In addition to chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Lacey employs her own Alexander Three Tiered Treatment Technique to facilitate a faster recovery, which includes, muscle therapy, rehabilitation and rehabilitative exercises. Rehabilitative exercises help restore function and strength in injured muscles and joints and can dramatically reduce recovery time.
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