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Sports Chiropractor for Athletes

What Can Sports Chiropractors Do for Athletes?

Professional athlete, amateur athlete, or weekend warrior, it doesn’t matter. We all want that special something to give us an edge over our competition. An increasing number of professional athletes, as well as professional and Olympic coaches, agree that sports chiropractors can be beneficial to be part of their team’s “competitive edge.” Athletes such as Jerry Rice, Chris Carter, Barry Bonds, Evander Holyfield, Tiger Woods, Al Unser Jr., and Joe Montana realize the importance of chiropractic care in increasing athletic performance and preventing injuries.

Proper mechanics and alignment mean everything to an athlete. Can you imagine a car with unbalanced tires? This would affect how the car was handled, and as time passed, the tires would wear out and more serious problems could arise. The same holds true for an athlete. If things are not in proper alignment, the body must work harder to compensate for the disturbance and nagging aches and pain can develop. Chiropractic care helps to restore proper alignment, thus removing undue stress on the joints and surrounding soft tissue.

Sports chiropractors can also help restore function to the spinal (and extremity) joints that are “locked up,” fixated and not moving correctly. For athletes, this may feel like a “catch” or they may feel that their joints feel “tight”. By restoring proper motion to the “restricted” joint, a fuller range of motion is allowed, improving overall performance.

Besides helping to relieve pain, chiropractic care can also help reduce inflammation and speed healing. Muscles, tendons, and ligaments depend on proper joint movement and nerve supply for peak performance. Injuries to these tissues can reduce the range of motion, affect delicate nerves, decrease blood supply, and take you out of the game.

Normalizing spinal function and alignment help speed up the healing of these soft tissues and reduce the deconditioning effect of being on the sidelines. A proper spinal alignment is essential for peak performance at work or play.

Whether you golf, play softball or walk, prevention is the best treatment for sports injuries! Let chiropractic care restore your health, improve your performance, and increase your competitive edge.

McCarron Lake Chiropractic’s St. Paul chiropractic clinic serves customers from St Paul, MN, and surrounding areas, including Maplewood, Roseville, Little Canada, Falcon Heights, and Arden Hills.

To find out how a sports chiropractor could benefit you or if you need a diagnosis for an injury or condition requiring chiropractic treatment, contact our St. Paul chiropractors at McCarron Lake Chiropractic at (651) 489-6550 today.