Sports Injuries

Douglasville Sports Injuries

If you’re an athlete, or you know an athlete in the West Georgia area who could benefit from the services of an experienced chiropractor, call Planet Chiropractic today!

The Increased Role of Chiropractic Care in Professional and International Sports

All 32 NFL teams currently employ a Team Chiropractor

All 30 MLB Teams currently employ a Team Chiropractor

More than 40% of Collegiate Athletes Use Chiropractors

The U.S. Olympic Teams Have Used Official Chiropractors since 1980

Chiropractic Care can help you, or an athlete you know; injured or not

Chiropractic Care for Sports Enthusiasts

There are two primary reasons why chiropractic care for athletes has become increasingly popular for current and past sports participants. The most traditional reason is injury recovery and rehabilitation. When most people think of contacting a chiropractor for sports-related purposes, it’s usually after an injury or debilitation has occurred. However, more and more athletes are discovering the virtues of consistent chiropractic care to actually improve their athletic performance, even when they aren’t recovering from injury. Working with a reliable, experienced chiropractor can help improve an athlete’s flexibility, range of motion, strength, balance, and core performance. Chiropractic Care during non-injury times also seemed to give the athletes more confidence that they could perform without as much fear of injury.

Planet Chiropractic Specializes in Sports Enhancement and Recovery

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When Injuries Attack

Injuries often occur when the sport is not a normal part of your weekly routine, when trying to impress everyone at the work picnic, or when you’re not using the proper safety equipment. Injuries can even occur during a regular workout if you suddenly become overzealous and overexert your body. The most commonly injured areas are ankles, knees, shoulders, elbows, and the spine. Regardless of circumstances, sometimes sports injuries just happen. But unfortunately, more often than not, sports injuries could have been prevented with proper technique, proper warm-up, and proper execution. Here are a few obvious examples of things you can do to prevent unnecessary sports injuries:

  • Taking time for sufficient conditioning and warm-up/cool-down procedures

  • Utilizing the appropriate safety equipment (helmets, chin guards, knee pads, etc.)

  • Understanding proper lifting, running, form, and other athletic techniques

  • Sufficient hydration levels (starting at hours before sporting event)

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Structural Care

One of the core philosophies of chiropractic care is that your body is constantly seeking a natural balance.

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Auto Accidents

The jarring effects of car accidents can cause major pain and discomfort, as well as many long term structural issues.

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Sports Injuries

More and more athletes are discovering the virtues of consistent chiropractic care to actually improve their athletic performance

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Strains, Sprains, and Injury-Mobiles

Although bones can sometimes be fractured with acute sports injuries, the most commonly injured bodily structures are the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. An acute twisting or overextension of a joint can cause both:

  • Strains: micro-tears in the muscles and tendons attached to bone structures
  • Sprains: micro-tears in the ligaments connecting and protecting joints

These tears range from mild to severe. In mild injuries, just a few fibers are torn or hyper-stretched. However, in severe injuries where there is a tear through the full thickness of the structure, these are considered unstable and frequently require surgical intervention.

Don’t Let Stress Fractures Stress You Out

Athletes who are training for a tournament or special event often experience stress fractures. This type of fracture occurs when, in a short period of time, an abnormal amount of stress is placed on a specific bone. For example, this might occur when a runner too quickly increases the number of miles covered while training for a race. Stress fractures also occur in people who are just beginning to run as a form of exercise but who overdo it from the start, rather than starting small and gradually progressing to longer and longer distances.

Planet Chiropractic is committed to providing West Georgia, Metro Atlanta, and the West Atlanta community with a full range of premier chiropractic services and wellness educational opportunities. We are your #1 source for high-quality chiropractic care after sports injuries, or as a way to enhance sports performance in non-injury times.