For athletes of all calibers, from enthusiasts to professionals, the off-season is an incredibly important part of competitive sports. This time off allows for the body to heal from any lingering or at-risk injuries, and gives you time to train. Unfortunately for some, injuries can lead to the development of chronic musculoskeletal conditions that can prevent you from playing or put you at increased risk of further injury.
Dr.Anthony Criscuolo at the Active Release and Chiropractic Center in Wall, New Jersey has helped countless patients recover from a wide range of sports-related injuries. His team is expertly trained to administer the Active Release Technique® (ART) in conjunction with chiropractic therapy. The combination of these two methods has shown incredible results when helping athletes recover from stubborn and persistent sports injuries.
How ART® and Chiropractic Therapy Helps Heal Sports Injuries
The two most important factors for athletes recovering from sports-related injuries are ensuring a complete repair occurs, and how quickly you can recover.
Injury recovery needs to be more than superficial. You might think that injuries heal on their own and that once you aren’t experiencing pain, that the injury has healed. This is most often not the case, as injuries will only heal partially and regress as soon as you apply pressure or exert yourself.
ART® and chiropractic therapy provide evidence-backed recovery that encourages a more comprehensive healing process. The results of which are releasing entrapped nerves, improving circulation to the area, restoring full range of motion, and stimulating the soft tissue allowing for a stronger, more reliable recovery.
Reduce Recovery Times
This is the delicate balance that athletes have to navigate. How quickly can you heal from your injury so that you don’t miss too many games, but ensure that it has healed properly and you aren’t at risk of re-injury?
The team at the Active Release and Chiropractic Center implement therapy strategies that get athletes back on the field sooner and in good health. ART® and chiropractic therapy increase circulation to the injury site, stimulates the soft tissue, reduces inflammation, and restores complete range of motion, enabling a faster recovery time.
Common & High-Risk Sports Injuries
Each sport comes with its own risks and places unique strain on different parts of the body. For example, tennis players are at a higher risk of wrist and elbow injuries, basketball players suffer from leg and ankle injuries, while high-impact sports like football can potentially lead to injuries anywhere in the body. That being said, below are some of the most common sports injuries that can be managed or corrected with expertly administered chiropractic therapy!
Sprains and Strains
These types of injuries remain the most common among all sports, although they are most likely to occur during indoor or court sports like basketball or volleyball. Allowing a sprain or strain to go unaddressed could put you at risk of a more serious injury in the future.
Sprained ankles are often attributed to swelling and stiffness that can be completely immobilizing. ART® and chiropractic therapy help boost circulation and reduce inflammation to the area while also encouraging the release of any tension.
Another highly common sports injury is tendonitis, usually occurring in the arms or legs. This could be due to repetitive motions or jarring impacts that put tremendous pressure on the tendons in the body. Tendonitis will affect your ability to exert power through that extremity and is accompanied by a dull, persistent ache.
ART® combined with chiropractic therapy helps to rehabilitate aggravated tendons, restoring a more fluid and natural range of motion to the area.
Herniated Discs and Back Pain
The majority of high-impact sports place a tremendous burden on the low back and spine. This can cause additional wear and tear, herniated discs, and pinched nerves. These injuries are very serious and must be properly cared for. Ignoring them could lead to serious chronic injury and pain, and possibly prevent you from playing your sport in the future.
Using ART® in conjunction with chiropractic therapy allows experts to release any tension in the back that may be causing a muscular imbalance. After which, chiropractic therapy will be more effective at retracting herniated discs and realigning the spine.
Conditions Successfully Treated with ART®
- Carpal tunnel and other peripheral nerve entrapment’s
- Spinal pain and dysfunction
- Tendonitis and other soft tissue inflammatory disorders of the
- Hand, wrist, and elbow
- Ankle and foot
- Sciatica pain
- Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
- Recurrent sprains and strains
Sports Injury Recovery in Wall, New Jersey
If you are suffering from a chronic or acute sports injury, the specialists at the Active Release and Chiropractic Center can help you with a comprehensive recovery program and reduce your recovery time, allowing you to get back out and enjoy the game! If you have any questions about our different therapy options or are ready to book an appointment, call our offices to speak with a representative from our team or schedule a consultation online today!