Participation in youth sports has been on the rise in the United States. Through this, there’s been a large increase in practices and games and we can tournaments. Unfortunately one of the consequences of this is sport related injuries.
As we have discussed some of our recent blogs, 1/3 of all youth athletes will have a significant injury each year and causes them to miss practices or games. This means that within approximately three years of playing a sport, practically every kid or teenager will have a significant injury that will cause them to have to sit out of their sport. In our experience here at St. Johns Chiropractic & Performance, this happens even more often as kids get into their high school years.
Young athletes are often in a tough spot after suffering an injury that is serious enough to cause them to sit out of practices and games but not devastating enough to need surgery or muscle relaxers from an orthopedic doctor. This can lead to a lot of concern, wondering, and debate between the parents and coaches when discussing how severe the injury is, what to do about the injury, and when it is safe to have the youngster start participating in their favorite sport again.
In situations like these, it is important to know who the best local sports chiropractor is in the area or a physical therapist who treats athletes. These providers are suited perfectly for the injuries that are not extreme enough to warrant going to your primary care physician, an orthopedic surgeon, or to urgent care; but they are the best option available to get your young athlete back to 100% and playing sports pain-free.
Recovering From A Sports Injury in Saint Johns, Florida
At St. Johns Chiropractic & Performance, we help active adults & youth athletes get out of pain quickly & rehabilitate their injuries so they can get back to doing what they love without limitation. Dr. Grant Speer is an expert at treating youth sports injuries and has an extensive background in athletics and sports injuries management and rehabilitation.
We have helped many young athletes in Saint Johns, Florida with joint, muscle, and nerve pain and have given them lasting solutions to help them recover faster from injury and perform better!
Quick Healing From Youth Sports Injuries near Jacksonville
Sports chiropractors, physical therapists, and athletic trainers are educated and trained well to assess, diagnose, and treat youth athletic injuries and pains. If you were young athlete has not been able to exercise or play their sport because of low back or hip pain, neck pain or concussion, shoulder pain, elbow or wrist pain, or ankle or knee pain; then one of these sports medicine providers would be well suited to manage this injury.
Muscle strains, ligament sprains, joint immobility, concussions, tendonitis, bruises, Sever’s Disease, Osgood-Slaughter’s Disease, Little Leaguer’s Elbow, and nerve pain are all examples of injuries that the best sports chiropractor near you can assess and treat. After the therapist takes the athlete through a thorough assessment, they can then give you a clear diagnosis and map out a treatment plan.
Treating Football, Soccer, Basketball, and Baseball Injuries
The best sports injury therapists have a lot of tools at their disposal that they can use to help athletes recover from injuries. Manipulation (chiropractic adjustment) and soft tissue therapies (massage, Graston, massage gun, sports cupping, active release) are used to loosen up tight muscles and joints that will help decrease pain and improve mobility. Rehabilitation exercises and stretches can then be utilized to help also decrease pain and provide stability in the injured muscle and joints.
Therapies such as sports taping (Kinesiotape) and Normatec recovery boots can also be utilized to make the athletes feel better and thus make them recover faster and perform better!
Remember that the goal is for them to be enjoying their sport, getting exercise, and building camaraderie with their teammates. Using a sports chiropractor can help take the guessing out of sports injuries by providing a clear diagnosis and give you the treatment that you need to get back on the field or court faster. Don’t let weeks pass while just letting your youth athlete sit out, give our office a call today or schedule an appointment below!
If you know someone in the Saint Johns, Florida area (Durbin Crossing, Aberdeen, RiverTown, Julington Creek Plantation, Beachwalk, Silverleaf) who is not able to live the active lifestyle that they want because of an injury or pain and could benefit from our thorough approach and comprehensive care, please share this post with them or send them our way!
We are conveniently located just south of Jacksonville in between CR 210 and Race Track Road, near where St. Johns Parkway and Longleaf Pine intersect! Right across the street from Patriot Oaks Academy in the 32259 zip code! Only 4 minutes from Durbin Park! We are committed to offering the best chiropractic care near you!
We help active adults & youth athletes get out of pain quickly & rehabilitate their injuries so they can get back to doing what they love pain-free! So, whether you’re looking to make a lifestyle change, recover from chronic pain, or become a better athlete, our experts at St. Johns Chiropractic & Performance can help you improve.