Chiropractic Care for Hamstring Injuries
Improving Discomfort and Mobility
Hamstring strains and tears are common sports injuries. Whether you play professionally or recreationally, you could be at risk for a hamstring injury. Seeking Chiropractic treatment for your hamstring injury can help alleviate the pain and discomfort you are feeling and get you on the road to recovery sooner rather than later.
Hamstring Injury Causes
When you injure your hamstring, you have stretched the muscles beyond their capacity, and they often tear or bruise from the strain that you put on them. Your hamstring can easily be torn if you fail to warm up and stretch before you begin a sports activity or if you overexert your muscles in a way that they are not used to.
Hamstring injuries are especially common to novice sports players that only play recreationally, but sometimes even a professional can succumb to an injury. When your body is not conditioned to the additional exertion, and you are not as flexible as you may have once been. If you play only occasionally, and don’t prepare correctly, you may push your body beyond its limits and injure your hamstring as a result.
Minor hamstring injuries can often time heal on their own. It may be painful to walk but if your rest, ice the site, use compression and elevate the leg, you can find some relief. Other hamstring injuries can be more severe and require additional Chiropractic treatment to promote healing and strength.
While there are several types of Chiropractic adjustment that can occur to help with a hamstring injury, one of the most effective Chiropractic methods focuses on the muscle tissue. This technique helps to break up the scar tissue that has formed over the injury to protect it. This can be painful as the sight of the injury is usually tight and less flexible, making it difficult to walk or move around.
Another Chiropractic method that can be beneficial for treating the joints of the hamstring is direct adjustments to this area of the leg. Here, your Chiropractor will work and stretch the joints for increased flexibility. This can help you from injuring the hamstring when you return to playing your favorite sport again, although it is highly recommended that your stretch before you begin to play.
Electrotherapy and ultrasounds are two additional types of Chiropractic adjustment that can help you with the pain you are feeling from a hamstring tear. These Chiropractic methods work to reduce swelling in the hamstring, so you are more comfortable.
A Chiropractor will also help you regain the strength in your hamstring by providing you with active exercises that are designed to focus on the hamstring specifically. This can also prevent further injury which is very common within two weeks of healing your hamstring.
Seeking Chiropractic treatment for a hamstring injury that is ailing you can be beneficial in relieving the pain and discomfort you are feeling. It can help make these muscles more flexible and increase your hamstring strength, so you don’t undergo a much more severe injury the next time you partake in a sports activity.
Pacific Beach Chiropractor
At Personalized Chiropractic, we care about our clients’ health first and foremost. We focus on a holistic approach to wellness, helping our clients in the San Diego area to not simply treat symptoms, but rather to treat the root cause of their ailments. There are many options out there when deciding on yours and your family’s health care. Pacific Beach Chiropractor Dr. Ryan Curda would like to help you make an educated and informed decision. Call Personalized Chiropractic for any questions you may have regarding Chiropractic Care, your particular health concern, and the options available to you.
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