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Sports Injury Rehab

Participating in sports and physical activities comes with a risk of injury. Athletes are particularly prone to certain types of injuries due to the nature of their activities, and these injuries can range from minor to severe. Chiropractors are well-positioned to help athletes recover from their injuries and get back to doing what they love. In this post, we will explore common sports injuries, how chiropractors can help athletes with their injuries, and the benefits of chiropractic care for athletes.


Common Sports Injuries


Some of the most common sports injuries include:


  • Sprains and Strains - These injuries occur when a ligament or muscle is stretched or torn. They often occur in the ankles, knees, and wrists.

  • Fractures - Fractures occur when a bone is broken. They can be minor or severe, and may require surgery to heal.

  • Tendinitis - Tendinitis is an inflammation of the tendons, which are the tissues that connect muscles to bones. It is common in the shoulders, elbows, and knees.

  • Concussions - Concussions occur when the brain is jostled within the skull. They can cause symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, and confusion.

Minnesota Chiropractor Dr. Ryan Calton works with a sports injury rehab patient in Eagan, MN at Silver Bell Chiropractic.

How Chiropractors Can Help Athletes with Their Injuries


  • Chiropractors can help athletes with their injuries in a variety of ways. Some of the most common techniques used by chiropractors to treat sports injuries include:

  • Active Release Technique (ART) - ART is a soft tissue therapy that involves manipulating the soft tissues of the body to break up adhesions and scar tissue. This can help to restore proper function to the affected area and reduce pain and discomfort.

  • Spinal Manipulation - Spinal manipulation is a technique that involves applying pressure to the spine to realign it and improve function. This can be particularly helpful for athletes who experience back pain.

  • Rehabilitation Exercises - Chiropractors can also prescribe exercises and stretches to help athletes recover from their injuries and prevent future injuries.


Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Athletes


Chiropractic care can provide a number of benefits for athletes, including:


  1. Reduced Pain - By addressing the underlying causes of pain and discomfort, chiropractic care can help to reduce pain and improve function.

  2. Improved Range of Motion - Chiropractic care can help to improve range of motion in the affected area, which can help athletes perform better and prevent future injuries.

  3. Faster Healing - By stimulating the body's natural healing response, chiropractic care can help athletes recover from their injuries more quickly.

  4. Improved Performance - By addressing issues with alignment, posture, and range of motion, chiropractic care can help athletes perform better and achieve their goals.

  5. Non-Invasive - Unlike some other treatment options, chiropractic care is non-invasive and does not require any medication or surgery.


Sports injuries can be a major setback for athletes, but chiropractors can help athletes recover from their injuries and get back to doing what they love. By using techniques like ART, spinal manipulation, and rehabilitation exercises, chiropractors can help athletes reduce pain and discomfort, improve range of motion, and recover more quickly from their injuries. If you are an athlete who has experienced a sports injury, consider talking to a chiropractor about how they can help you get back to your sport.

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