When most people in San Diego consider chiropractic care, they think of relief from neck and back pain. Assessment of the spine is an integral part of chiropractic treatment, but doctors who specialize in sports injuries also treat and adjust extremities. An extremity is any part of your body outside of the spine, for example, shoulders, elbows, hips, ankles, ribs, etc.
A specialized sports chiropractor can enhance an athlete’s recovery from injury, help prevent future injury, and improve athletic performance. This can be accomplished by adjusting, or re-aligning, the injured extremity to increase range of motion and stability to the joint. After restoring the proper functional movement to the extremity, an exercise program is prescribed to increase strength and flexibility to the affected area.
A chiropractor can help reduce recovery time from the following conditions (to name a few):
- rotator cuff injury
- adhesive capsulitis aka frozen shoulder
- tennis elbow
- golfer’s elbow
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- IT band syndrome
- hip pain
- knee pain
- ankle sprain
- foot and toe pain
- plantar fascitis
- rib dysfunction (pain with inhalation or shooting pain through rib cage)
- TMJ dysfunction
- numbness and tingling
Dr. Radin is highly trained in the assessment and treatment of sports injuries. Please feel free to contact his chiropractic office in La Jolla, San Diego, CA if you have any questions about sports injuries or the material presented in this article.