This time of year, you can expect your kids are getting excited for their favorite sports starting up. While many parents are just as excited for their kids, they’re also worried. Participating in sports can lead to injuries. To ensure that your kids have the best year possible, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Some of the more common injuries we see at NOVA Chiropractic & Acupuncture are muscle strains and ligament sprains. Another common type of injury athletes face is repetitive stress injuries (RSIs), when a part of your body becomes overworked from unvarying movements, resulting in inflammation or tissue damage. Many kids tend to play one sport year-round, and they don’t get as much of a break as they should, leading to repetitive motion injuries.
What makes our office so unique is that we can treat these injuries. Most chiropractors focus on treating the joints of the body and the spine, but we have many muscle treatment techniques. We use methods such as Active Release Techniques, Dry Needling, Graston Technique, and laser therapy, which helps speed up the healing process. We know that athletes are keen to get back onto the field, and the sooner they’re at full health, the sooner they can return.
Our clinic works on healing the injury and strengthening the area around it. By doing this, it will help prevent the injury from occurring in the same spot. You can also prevent injuries before the season or game even starts by stretching or purchasing the right equipment. Having a loose-fitting helmet or too-small shin guards can lead to injuries. Make sure that equipment fits snugly and securely.
The best way to get treatment is to seek out help as soon as the injury occurs. If you’re injured and don’t get it looked at for days, weeks, or even longer, it will take that much longer to heal. The sooner you can get your injury treated, the sooner you can get back on the field. If your son or daughter is suffering from a sports injury give our office a call at 703-912-7822 or schedule online at Chiropractor in Burke, VA.