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Q: How can chiropractic help with training injuries?

Posted February 05, 2014 in Adel, Advice Column

A: Most everyone embraces the overall importance of exercise. However, with hectic schedules and life demands, we don’t always take the time to fit exercise into our daily routine. Sometimes it is the inconsistency of being able to work out one week and not the next or lack of motivation to prioritize working out. Therefore, hurried workouts with improper form and lack of training, repetitive training on one routine and poor or inadequate equipment can all lead to injuries. Chiropractors are specifically trained to evaluate and treat musculoskeletal conditions that often arise when exercise is done with improper technique or equipment.

Some of the common training conditions that respond well to chiropractic care without medications or surgery are:
• Neck and back pain
• Headaches
• Plantar fasciitis
• Sprained ankles
• Knee pain
• Rotator cuff syndrome
• Tennis/golfer’s elbow.

Overuse and misuse of a joint can cause soft tissue damage to the supporting and/or compensating structures that lead to pain, dysfunction and degeneration. Weekend warriors or trained athletes should have their spines and other joints evaluated to assure the musculoskeletal system is functioning at its highest potential. This is essential to address current dysfunctions as well as prevent further degenerative changes of the supporting and compensating structures.

Information provided by Jodi K. Kuhse D.C., D.I.C.C.P., Luellen Chiropractic, 608 Greene St., Suite C, 993-1117.

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