Athletes and fitness enthusiasts who put their bodies through demanding physical stress should understand the importance of regular chiropractic care and the importance of maintaining their body’s integrity by keeping it at its optimal level of performance. The most effective way to do this is through routine chiropractic care. Chiropractic care is the best type of preventative measure for avoiding injuries; however, if an injury occurs, the best place for sport injury treatments in Northern Virginia is through the qualified chiropractors at RxWellness Spine and Health.
Dr. Golinsky is the leading expert in advanced chiropractic techniques and has served the Northern Virginia community for over 23 years. He incorporates massage therapy, dry needling, The Graston Technique, and many different types of noninvasive drug-free treatments into his practice for the sole benefit of his patient’s needs. At RxWellness spine and Health, we see the value of various treatment options because we understand the importance of customizable patient care and the need to provide a variety of options to match whatever the patient needs.
Common Cause of Sports Injuries
The majority of sports injuries are due to soft tissue damages that happen as a result of improper body mechanics or poor conditioning. Sports injuries can occur to athletes of all ages in any type of sports settings. Some of the most common injuries are:
- Muscle strains or sprains
- Muscle stiffness
- Neck pain
- Lower back pain
- Knee and elbow pain
The chiropractors at RxWellness Spine & Health are experts at utilizing noninvasive drug-free treatment to heal sports injuries and relieve painful symptoms. Chiropractic care is an effective method for treating sports injuries because it addresses the core cause of concerns, as opposed to simply managing the symptoms. Oftentimes soft tissue damages, misaligned spines, and joints problems can contribute to long-term pain.
At RxWellness Spine & Health, we have a team of skilled physical therapists and licensed massage practitioners that provide necessary rehabilitation and therapeutic techniques to help patients recover. We also offer the latest in innovative technology for treating sports injuries. Some comprehensive treatments we offer include:
- Cold laser therapy
- Spinal decompression
Other Causes of Sports Injuries
Working out correctly is more important than just working out, and being fit is impressive, but being pain-free is liberating. When exercising and playing sports, you should feel the burn, but you should not feel any pain. Some common mistakes that contribute to sports injuries are:
- Incorrect training methods
- Not using the correct form when lifting weights or stretching.
- Weak muscles
- Rushing to do more than your muscles are physically capable of doing. (i.e. trying to bench press 140lbs on day one at the gym)
- Poorly training the muscles
- Not giving your muscles enough time to recover. They need at least 48hrs of recovery time between training sessions.
- Not taking predisposing factors into consideration
- Being unaware of factors in your body that could cause problems. For example, not wearing the proper shoes if you have uneven legs.
How Working With a Chiropractor Can Help
Working with a chiropractor can keep your body in proper alignment by helping to maintain an optimal internal environment and an overall healthier and better functioning body. Putting your body through rigorous workout routines without proper chiropractic care is like working as a racecar driver without a proper pit crew. People who receive chiropractic care report better overall health than people who do not.
One major advantage of working with a chiropractor is having access to an expert who understands human physiology and kinesiology, and who can better help you understand your own body’s mechanics for optimal performance and injury prevention. The qualified chiropractic professionals at RxWellness Spine & Health can help you better understand how to safely push your body to its limits. For most people, it will start with becoming aware of any predisposing genetic factors and learning to work within them to avoid sports injuries. Some of the most common factors that people may be unaware of are:
- Uneven Leg Length
- Excessive pronation (flat feet)
- Cavus foot (over-high arches)
- Bow-legged or knock-knee alignment
The chiropractors at RxWellness can identify any of the above conditions, and provide tips for receiving the most out of your work out.
The chiropractors at RxWellness Spine & Health can help improve your quality of wellness whether you are recently injured, healing from an old injury, or looking for preventative care. There is no guaranteed prevention from sports injuries, but working with a qualified chiropractic professional can help you become better aware of your body’s strengths and weaknesses and put you in the best possible positions to avoid injury. Do not let sports injury hold you back from excelling at your passion, so if you are still looking for sport injury treatments in Northern Virginia, then give us a call at 703-904-9666 or book an appointment online.