As one of the most popular sports in the nation, it stands to reason that a lot of people would suffer from basketball injuries. Generally, this type of sports injury falls into two categories: the traumatic injury and the overuse injury. Fortunately for our basketball playing neighbors, if you have a basketball injury our Lake Worth chiropractor, Dr. Cacic, can help your get back on the court—naturally, safely and without drugs or invasive procedures.
The most common type of basketball injury athletes suffer comes from overuse and repeated incorrect, unbalanced use of various muscles and joints in the body. These occur when a player repeatedly practices a move and the area suffers a series of micro-traumas. Before long, this damage causes pain and inflammation, which are your body’s way of telling you that you need help. The most common types of overuse injuries that basketball players suffer include:
- Achilles Tendonitis (tendonitis in the back of the ankle)
- Patellar Tendonitis (inflammation of the tendon below the kneecap)
- Rotator Cuff Tendonitis (in the shoulder)
- Shin Splints (pain and inflammation in the shins from over/improper use)
There are also several types of traumatic sports injuries that basketball players encounter. A sports injury of this nature happens suddenly and usually quite by accident. Sometimes, however, a traumatic sports injury is simply an overuse injury that has gone over the edge:
- Sprained Ankle—Ankle ligaments become overstretched or torn when the ankle is twisted or unnaturally and suddenly bent.
- Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain—Tendon tearing in the knee when it is suddenly overextended or twisted.
- Torn or Strained Hamstring Muscles
We have helped people overcome all of these basketball injuries and more. If you have any type of sports injury, Lake Worth chiropractor, Dr. Cacic, can help with these services:
Chiropractic care for basketball injuries—Many overuse injuries and traumatic injures happen as a result of a musculoskeletal system that is out of balance and alignment. Spinal misalignments can cause imbalances in the hips, knees and ankles; and vice versa too. First-aid spinal and extremity adjustments can realign your body and relieve pain from pinched nerves and over-stressed tissues. Regular adjustments even when you are not in pain can also prevent future injuries!
Physical Therapy—Recovering from a sports injury means retraining and reconditioning overused or weakened muscles so that you regain strength, range of motion and the ability to play without pain.
Massage Therapy—For most types of basketball injury, Lake Worth chiropractor Dr. Cacic, recommends massage therapy to help accelerate the healing of affected soft tissues. Massage improves circulation, reduces inflammation and naturally reduces pain with relaxing endorphins!
If your basketball injuries are keeping you on the bench, now is the time to start recovering; call us today at (561) 547-2210 for an appointment!