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Call Us Today – (302) 539-7063

Injuries and Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a system of therapy focused on the structure of the body, particularly the spine. Chiropractors manipulate the body’s alignment to relieve pain and improve function and to help the body heal itself. Injuries can happen when you least expect them, BeachView Chiropractic is here to get you back healthy and to your wellness goals!

Pickleball Injuries

If you live in the Millville area then you or you know someone who plays pickleball. In order to hit the ball over the net you need to use the rotator cuff of the shoulder to provide the racket motion. If you want to get a little more power in your swing, then you will need to use your pelvis to help rotate you when you swing the racket. The pelvis plays a very important roll in racket sports and in golf. The pelvis is made up of two sacroiliac joints that are constantly moving when twisting, bending, or walking. The more mobility these joints have, the better swing of a pickleball racket you will have.

Gear and Equipment

Selecting proper footwear is just as crucial as choosing the right paddle. Pickleball involves fast-paced movements, including lateral strides, pivoting, and sudden changes in direction. New pickleball players are especially vulnerable to falls when lunging for a ball and should never run backward. A supportive court shoe is highly recommended for increased traction, lateral stability and support, and impact absorption. In pickleball shoes, the shock absorption comes from the midsole, lessening the impact felt in the joints, including the knees, lower back and feet.

Injury Prevention and Treatment

Despite taking precautions, injuries can still occur in pickleball. However, several injury prevention and recovery techniques can minimize the risk and severity of injuries. Take regular breaks during play to rest, and hydration can prevent injuries. Cross-training activities like yoga or Pilates can help to improve flexibility, balance, and joint stability. Most importantly, ensure proper function and healing with ongoing adjustments and regular manipulation to support the body’s recovery and performance.

In conclusion, chiropractic care, pickleball training, and injury prevention go hand in hand. Implementing a from-the-ground-up approach to prepare the patient for pickleball play, appropriate equipment and footwear, and seeking strength and conditioning rehabilitation.

If you didn’t have a solid plan and found yourself suffering from a pickleball injury, getting chiropractic care can significantly speed up your recovery and have you back on the court enjoying your sport and community.

Tennis Injuries

Tennis is a physically demanding sport. According to the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, roughly two-thirds of tennis injuries to overuse and the remaining third to traumatic or acute events.

The most common injuries include:

Tennis elbow: This is an overuse of the muscles that extend and bend the wrist. The muscles are most impacted when the tennis ball hits the racquet.

Shoulder injuries: Typically due to poor strengthening of the rotator cuff muscles, these injuries often irritate shoulder tissues, such as the tendon and the bursa.

Stress fractures: Stress fractures result from training too fast, which tires the muscles and puts more pressure on the bone. They affect 7.5 percent of professional players and 20 percent of junior players.

Muscle strains: These happen due to quick, sudden movements and are avoidable through stretching and proper warm-ups.

How Long Will Chiropractic Care Take To Work For Tennis Players?

Chiropractic care has emerged as an effective treatment method for tennis injuries. Tennis players who suffer from back, knee, or shoulder injuries often turn to chiropractors for alleviating their pain and restoring range of motion.

However, the time it takes for chiropractic care to work varies from case to case. In general, most players experience some degree of relief or improvement during the first few sessions. But, it may take several weeks or months of consistent chiropractic care to achieve maximum benefits. Factors that can influence the speed of recovery include the type and severity of the injury, the player’s age and general health, and overall compliance with the treatment plan. Therefore, for tennis players seeking fast and effective pain relief, chiropractic care could be a viable option with overall success hinging on the unique circumstances of the individual.

As a dedicated tennis player, you don’t want anything to stand in the way of your performance on the court. By incorporating chiropractic care into your training routine, you can reduce your risk of injuries, enhance your performance, and enjoy greater overall health and wellness. At your next chiropractic appointment, discuss your tennis-related concerns with your chiropractor and work together to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that is customized to your needs. With the right treatment plan, you’ll be ready to take on any opponent and dominate the court.

Call BeachView Chiropractic Center Today to get you back on the court!

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A: Only if the doctor determines that they are necessary
A: Bring your insurance information in with you when you come in for your appointment. There is no charge for you for the consultation to talk to the doctor about your condition. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, United Health Care, and Self Pay.
A: The Activator Adjusting Instrument is a hand-held, spring-loaded device that delivers fast, precise adjustments in order to restore range of motion to the vertebrae and extremity joints.
A: Traditional spinal manipulation is performed with our chiropractor’s hands. During the adjustment, a quick, firm thrust will be used to realign the joint. While this is perfectly safe, the adjusted area is much larger with a traditional adjustment than with an Activator adjustment. The Activator delivers a direct and precise adjustment that does not require any twisting or pulling. Individuals typically find the activator method less physically and mentally stressful because there are not as many pops or cracks associated with the adjustment, and the speed of the device means that the muscles do not have time to tense against the force.
A: Everyone is unique and we can give you more idea once we have assessed your case. Some patients experience almost instant relief. Others discover it can take many weeks or months. Many factors can affect the healing process.