Muscle injuries are very common in both professional and recreational athletes. They typically occur in muscles that cross two joints, during explosive activities such as sprinting, and when the athlete is suddenly increasing their exercise regimen. These injuries result in pain, swelling, and loss of strength and motion. If there is a partial tear then the athlete can return when they are pain free and have normal strength and motion.
This usually occurs following anywhere from a few weeks to a few months of appropriate treatment and therapy. When the muscle is completely ruptured, the athlete may benefit from surgical repair.
Many athletes are able to return to their previous level of competition, but since scar tissue forms at the site of injury, they may susceptible to another injury at that location.
Here at Full Spectrum Chiropractic we use several modalities to help prevent re-injury as well as speed up your healing process and recovery time:
Heat to reduce muscle spasm. Graston massage to reduce scaring and break up adhesions between the muscle and fascia. Taping of injured area to provide support and bring mindful awareness to injured area. Chiropractic adjustments to improve AROM and reduce muscle shortening by realigning your body.
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