Chiropractic For Sports and Fitness
Sports Injury Chiropractic Care in Andersonville, Chicago
Ravenswood Chiropractic in Chicago is a leading provider of Sports Injury Care and Custom Plans for Injury Prevention.
A Sports Injury Chiropractor helps athletes recover from injuries and get back to their sport or training in the safest and fastest way possible. Our sports injury team’s unique blend of experience and treatment options sets us apart from other sports injury offices in Chicago. Some of the tools we use to help you include: Spinal Adjustments, Extremity Adjustments, Radial Shockwave Therapy, Active Release Technique, Sports Massage, Dry Needling, Myofascial Release, Selective Functional Movement Assessments, Physical Therapy, Sports Orthotics, Functional Medicine, Acupuncture, and Personal Training.
At Ravenswood Chiropractic in Chicago, we know that every day you aren’t training can feel like a setback if you suffer a sports injury. Our chiropractors are experts at sports injury treatments that can relieve pain and help speed recovery to get you back to participating in your sport safely and fast.
RECOVERING FROM AN INJURY – RELIEVING THE PAIN – REGAINING THE STRENGTH
Sports injuries often prevent people from training or participating in their favorite activities. At Ravenswood Chiropractic in Chicago, we understand how important it is to get back on your feet quickly so that you can continue training and enjoying your sport. Our experienced chiropractors will assess your injury and develop a plan to help you get out of pain, repair your injury, and regain your strength. Sports injuries are very common. The most common types of sports injuries we see in our office include muscle strains, sprains, whiplash, neck injuries, ligament tears, and joint dislocations.
We provide same-day appointments and free consultations for these types of sports injuries. Our chiropractic physicians can provide the correct diagnosis and get your treatment started right away. If you are looking for same-day sports injury examination and treatment, schedule the exam with one of our chiropractors.
Common Sports Injuries We Treat
Our Sports Injury Chiropractors offer evaluation and treatment for all types of sports injuries. We will help you recover quickly and safely, whether your injury is acute or chronic. Our team of experienced chiropractors will provide you with the best care possible.
- Sprain | Strain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Herniated Disc
- Tennis Elbow
- Disc Injury
- Pinched Nerve
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Runner’s Knee
- Wrist Pain | Dorsal Impaction Syndrome
- Little League Elbow
- Shin Splints
- Tennis Leg
- Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
If your injury is recent (last 24 hours) or involves inflammation, we recommend icing the injured area while waiting for treatment.
After your exam and diagnosis, our chiropractic physician will lay out a complete treatment plan with you that is aligned with your health and sports performance goals. This may include chiropractic care, sports massage, physical therapy, or acupuncture for pain and inflammation. Combining these therapies at the right time during recovery helps get you the fastest results possible and back to what you love safely and healthily.
PREVENTING INJURY – ENHANCING PERFORMANCE
Whether you are a professional athlete, marathon runner, triathlete, cyclist, or just starting a fitness program, Chiropractic care can help enhance your physical performance. We have helped many athletes in achieving higher levels of success, while preventing incidents of injury. We can help you develop a training and nutrition program especially tailored for your particular interests. When you choose Ravenswood Chiropractic & Wellness Center, you choose a whole team of experts here when you need us. Our sports therapy team has been helping athletes at all levels for 20 years in Andersonville; find out how we can help you by scheduling a free consultation with one of our chiropractic physicians today. Research suggests that chiropractic adjustments and joint manipulation therapies can positively impact sports performance. For example, runners may experience increased hip extension following manipulation of their sacroiliac and/or hip joints, while judo athletes have recorded greater strength following spinal manipulation techniques (Botelho, et al., 2017).
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CHIROPRACTIC CARE HELPS PREVENT SERIOUS ATHLETIC INJURY
Even if you are not suffering from a sports-related injury, regular chiropractic sports therapy can be helpful. Regular visits to a sports chiropractor for checkups can help the body recover from strenuous activity much faster, helping to prevent serious spinal injury and other types of injuries that can result from overworking your body. Whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, your body absorbs a lot of abuse while participating in sports. Chiropractic checkups can help keep your spine in alignment and your joints flexible, which keeps your body functioning properly and helps prevent injury. Proper alignment is key to ensuring your best overall performance. Regular adjustments help you function at your best, which in turn ensures that the rest of your body is functioning well.
When Should I see a Chiropractor for my Sports Injury?
If it is an emergency, or you are in a lot of pain, please do not delay your care; go to the emergency room or urgent care center. For general sports injuries like the ones listed above, the longer you let an injury go untreated, the longer it will take to correct and heal the injury, as further damage could occur. Some injuries resolve on their own, and some don’t. If you know it’s an injury beyond the everyday aches; it’s best to get it checked out. After an accurate diagnosis, you’ll have more information to decide whether you want to pursue treatment at that time and if it is safe to continue training without further injuring the area. We recommend getting an evaluation if your pain lasts longer than a week with conservative ice treatment at home. Schedule your exam with one of our chiropractic physicians online now, or you can call or text us at 773.878.7330
Botelho MB, Alvarenga BAP, Molina N, Ribas M, Baptista AF. Spinal Manipulative Therapy and Sports Performance Enhancement: A Systematic Review. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2017 Sep;40(7):535-543. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2017.03.014. PMID: 29191288.