Sports Injuries

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Symptoms You May be Experiencing with Sports Injuries

A sports injury occurs when playing sports or exercising. Some injuries are due to improper form, overtraining, not warming up properly, and poor training practices. Other injuries are simply accidents. According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, the most common sports injuries are:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Knee injuries
  • Swollen muscles
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Pain along the shin bone
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations

There are two types of sports injuries, acute and chronic. Acute injuries happen suddenly during exercise or an sports event. Symptoms of an acute injury include:

  • Sudden, severe pain
  • Swelling
  • Not being able to place weight on the afflicted spot (knee, leg, foot, etc.)
  • A tender arm, elbow, wrist, hand, or finger
  • Restricted joint movement
  • Weakness in the arm or leg
  • A bone or joint that is visibly out of place

Chronic injuries occur after playing a sport or exercising for a long time. Symptoms of a chronic injury include:

  • Pain while exercising or playing the sport
  • A dull ache when resting
  • Swelling

It is never wise to play through a sports injury. It is crucial to rest the injury and speak with your doctor if symptoms do not improve. Dr. Dee at Healing Hands Chiropractic is an expert in treating sports injuries naturally. Contact her office today at 615-203-3505.

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How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help Sports Injuries

Did you know that every team in the National Football League employs a doctor of chiropractic on its medical staff? Why? Because chiropractic has proven time and time again to be successful in helping athletes heal and recover.

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There are many injuries that can be contributed to sports. Here are some scientific studies that prove the effectiveness of chiropractic care in treating sports injuries:

Headaches – A Duke University study done in 2001 stated that, “Spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate relief for headaches originating from the neck.” Nearly 60-90% of all headaches are linked to neck pain, and Dr. Dee at Healing Hands Chiropractic can help!

Shoulder Pain – Studies from both the British Medical Journal and the Annals of Internal Medicine stated that adding shoulder manipulation to other traditional recovery and rehabilitation techniques reduced pain associated with shoulder injuries.

Ankle Injuries – A joint study conducted by the Physiological Therapeutics and JMPT discovered that chiropractic care of ankle sprains improved range of motion, alleviated pain, and helped restore ankle function.

Injury Prevention – There are countless studies that prove that routine chiropractic care helps prevent sports injuries. One example of such a study is a study conducted in Australia. This study by BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders found that Australian football players who routinely received chiropractic adjustments had fewer injuries than players who did not.

While the list of studies and injuries that chiropractic care effectively treats can go on and on, the point is clear: chiropractic care is a safe, natural, and effective way to treat sports injuries.

If you have experienced an sports injury or sports injury, contact Healing Hands Chiropractic today. Dr. Dee can help get you back out on the field and back in the game with safe, natural, and effective chiropractic care.

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What are the Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment?

Many athletes credit chiropractic as part of their sports success. Athletes such as Tom Brady, Lance Armstrong, and Michael Jordan, to name a few, are known proponents of chiropractic care.

When the spine has subluxations present, areas of irritation occur within the nervous system. This can lead to injuries, slower reaction times, and worsened sports performance. When athletes are regularly adjusted by a doctor of chiropractic, the spine is aligned as it should be, and sports performance improves.

Athletes may experience many benefits from regular chiropractic care. Adjustments do far more than just help treat sports injuries. Studies show that high-impact sports can place just as much stress and strain on the body as an auto-accident. When athletes receive routine chiropractic adjustments, benefits include:

  • Improved sports performance
  • Promotes faster recovery time
  • Improved range of motion
  • Increased flexibility
  • Improved concentration and focus
  • Increased blood flow
  • Fewer injuries
  • Relieves strain placed on the body

One of the most significant benefits of chiropractic care for athletes is that chiropractic helps athletes recover from injuries without the use of over-the-counter medications, prescription medications, or surgery. These medications treat the symptoms, rather than the source of the injury. By identifying the subluxations and root causes of the injury, Dr. Dee at Healing Hands Chiropractic in Murfreesboro, TN can have athletes feeling better, faster.

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Chiropractic is about far more than treating injuries. It also is proven to prevent injuries and enhance performance for athletes. Several studies support the fact that chiropractic care helps athletes reach their optimal level of performance. When the spine is free of subluxations and the nervous system functions as it should, the entire body functions better. Sports performance improves, range of motion is restored, and athletes can give their all!

Healing Hands Chiropractic Can Help

Dr. Dee at Healing Hands Chiropractic can help treat your sports injuries with natural, safe, and effective chiropractic care. She understands the importance of a full recovery from sports injury, and wants to help her patients return to their sport fully recovered and ready to take on the world.

Healing Hands Chiropractic believes in the power of the body to heal itself when the spine is properly aligned. By accurately identifying misalignments or subluxations, Dr. Dee is able to pinpoint the source of the injury. This helps her effectively treat the injury without the use of medications or surgery, getting you back in the game sooner.

Call Healing Hands Chiropractic located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee today to schedule your appointment 615-203-3505 or email for more information. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you along in your wellness journey!

Healing Hands Chiropractic proudly serves Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Nolensville, Bell Buckle, and all other areas of Middle Tennessee! Come see the best chiropractor in Murfreesboro at Healing Hands Chiropractic!

Call (615) 203-3505 or fill out a form to schedule your appointment today.

  • Abun4ss
    I am so fortunate that my husband introduced me to Dr. Dee and her "healing hands". I have been seeing her for almost a month, and my chronic back pain has improved dramatically. I look forward to our visits and would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to truly heal their bodies. . - Kristen Chase
  • Abun4ss
    Not sure what my husband would have done without Dr. Dee. She has continually sought out new techniques to help him. I can say without a doubt, my husband would not be where he is without her guidance. - Audreanna Hoyt
  • slidenew2
    I came into the clinic with chronic back pain. As an athlete I was looking for anything to make me feel the slightest bit better. After a few months, Dr.Dee was not only able to make me feel significantly better but I no longer had that nagging pain while lifting! She's a life saver! - Victoria Hartline
  • slidenew3
    I heard about Dr. Dee though a friend and must say I'm glad I listened. I've been to a few chiropractors before and she is by far the most thorough of all. She treats the whole body, not just back issues. I've had pain in my toes that I had resigned myself to live with, but she even helped with that. I send all my friends to her now. - d.w
  • slidenew4
    Dr. Dee is awesome! I thought walking around with tightness in my neck, feeling like I was in constant need for a neck massage was just normal. Now I know it's not and it is SO nice to not feel like that any more! Thanks Dr. Dee. We are lucky to have you in Murfreesboro!! - Nan Norsby