Chiropractic Care for Young Athletes
One of the most common causes of injuries is accidents during sports. This is especially true for competitive athletes, professional sports players, and also youth and adolescents that play sports. Sports injuries might seem like a small issue, and at times a simple sprain or strain might even be ignored. However, all sports injuries have the potential to become serious, cause acute or chronic pain, and become debilitating. At Back in Balance Wellness Center, serving Bangor and Ellsworth, ME, our chiropractor provides a variety of natural treatment methods for youth sports injuries.
Causes of Sports Injuries
As the name suggests, sports injuries are musculoskeletal injuries that occur as a result of sports, such as overuse, hyperflexion, hyperextending, or even tearing a muscle. The most common types of sports injuries include:
- ACL tears
- Ligament and tendon sprains
- Jumper’s knee
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Shin splints
- Muscle ruptures
- Achilles injuries
- Tennis elbow
There are many other sports injuries that young athletes can suffer from. Since sports injuries are incredibly varied and affect everyone differently, our chiropractor will do a comprehensive physical exam to diagnose underlying problems and determine the exact sports injury received.
Youth Sports Injury Treatment
When you or your child first visit our chiropractor, we will perform a physical exam to look for the root cause of your pain or injury. After a diagnosis, we will make a customized treatment plan for you. We provide spinal adjustments, which realign the spine and body to alleviate pain and tension. Our chiropractor will also give you physical therapy exercises to speed up your recovery.
For soft tissues injuries, we use massage therapy. This helps improve blood flow, break up knots in sore muscles, and reduce inflammation. We provide a wide range of other techniques as well. Your treatment will depend on the location and severity of your injury.
Visit Our Pediatric Chiropractor in Ellsworth and Bangor, ME for Youth Sports Injury Treatment
If left untreated, sports injuries in children can cause pain and discomfort, and can even be a cause of stunted growth. Since children are still growing, trauma and injuries to growth plates, including overuse injuries, can pose higher risks for severe, growth-stunting damage. At Back in Balance Wellness Center, serving Bangor and Ellsworth, ME, our chiropractor will find the right treatments to help your child get back to playing sports pain-free. Call us today to schedule an appointment.