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Pain Treatment for Sports Injury by Your Chiropractor for Inver Grove Heights


Athletes know the demands that their sports put on their bodies. Running, jumping, tackling, throwing, swinging, and fast starts and stops all generate pain. But many athletes don't take the time for sports injury treatment even when their bodies are trying to get their attention. Dr. Scott Stinson, chiropractor for Inver Grove Heights, MN, and surrounding communities has advice for athletes who don't know if they really need to take a time out to see their chiropractor for sports injury treatment.

Pain Treatment for Sports Injury by Your Chiropractor for Inver Grove Heights

No pain, no gain? No way!

Dr. Stinson wants to debunk the myth that pain is necessary for gains in muscle and agility. It's simply not true that athletes must suffer through pain to make gains in their skills for sports. To see advances in muscle mass, you do have to push yourself. Your muscles grow larger in response to challenge, being exercised to their limits. But they don't have to be pushed beyond their limits so far that you experience pain. Exercise that is almost painful is probably optimal for younger people, for instance, teenagers, younger adults, even adults up to the age of 50. After the age of 50, our muscles take longer to build new muscle fibers and longer to pump themselves up with glycogen. The challenging exercises you might have done every other day earlier in life should be done once or twice a week when your muscles are more mature.

Even when a sports injury doesn't hurt, you still need to get checked out by your chiropractor

Dedicated athletes are usually eager to get back into the game even when they are hurt. Whether or not to continue play is a decision for the athlete, coach, and trainer, but whether or not to get checked out by your chiropractor later is a no-brainer. Any time you experience a sports injury, even if doesn't hurt immediately, you need to get checked out by your chiropractor.

Sports injury is a lot like whiplash after an auto accident. At the time of the injury, your body is pumping out the stress hormone cortisol. This hormone keeps you revved up to play your best. It also makes you less sensitive to pain. You may be still excited about the game the next day, or the day after that. Sometimes you won't feel the pain of your sports injury for several days or even several weeks. During that time, strained muscles sprained ligaments, and joints knocked out of alignment start causing problems at a distance from the site of the injury. You can have pain, stiffness, or immobility and not really remember what caused them ⁠— if you don't get timely chiropractic attention.

When you have a sports injury, call Cahill Back & Neck Care Center in Inver Grove Heights

Dr. Stinson is here to get you back into the game. Request your appointment online or call 651-451-7222.

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