Sports Rehab in Bucktown Chicago, IL
A National Health Statistics Report in 2016 found that an average of 8.6 million sports and recreational injuries occur every single year! Injuries can happen to anyone, but occur mostly in males between 5 and 24 years old, and the effects can be devastating.
Sports injuries take time to heal, and must be treated to ensure a speedy and full recovery. At Ries Wellness in Bucktown Chicago, IL, Dr. Ries and our team provide sports rehab services to ensure people make a full recovery without additional medication and surgery.
What Are Some Common Sports Injuries?
Sports injuries can occur during contact sports such as football, baseball, and basketball, or during solo sports such as bicycling or running. Whatever exercise or sport it is, some of the most common sports injuries include:
- Back injuries
- Knee injuries
- Little leaguer's shoulder
- Tennis elbow
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Shin splints
- Muscle strains, sprains, and tears in ligaments and tendons
- Achilles tendon injuries
- ACL tears
Do I Need Sports Rehab?
Any of the above injuries can cause some serious pain and damage, especially in younger children or older adults. If you find yourself struggling to get better after a sports injury, sports rehab can help encourage natural healing without the use of invasive surgery or medications with harmful side effects.
Sports rehab uses a variety of techniques to decrease muscle inflammation and increase muscle mobility and range of motion that can be severely limited following a sports injury. These techniques include:
- Muscle stretches
- Muscle strengthening exercises
- Massage therapy
- Physical therapy
- Resting, icing, compressing, and elevating the injury, also known as the RICE method
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
Our chiropractor at Ries Wellness can help find the root cause of your pain and determine if a sports injury is to blame. Through a compressive physical exam, medical background questionnaire, and imaging services, we'll be able to determine if sports rehab is a good fit for you.
Dr. Ries will formulate a treatment plan that is specifically tailored to you and your injury. In addition to sports rehab, other chiropractic treatments that can help include:
- Spinal adjustments
- Spinal manipulation
- Trigger point therapy
These combined with sports rehab can help speed up the recovery process and reduce pain significantly.
Get Help in Chicago, IL, Today
Don't let a sports injury stop you or your child from enjoying the benefits of exercise and play time! At Ries Wellness in Bucktown, Chicago, IL, we'll make it our mission to get you healed and back on the field. Call us today at (312) 636-3786 to set up your appointment and live pain-free!