Chiropractic Care for Young Athletes/ Youth Sports
Sports and kids go hand in hand, and it seems like the minute that they become coordinated enough, parents encourage their kids to participate in some sort of league for their age group to further develop their sportsmanship and athleticism. While sports usually accomplish both of these things, they can also bring on sports injury as well. While some time on the sidelines, is probably a good idea, most kids will likely want to get back in the game, and that's where seeing a pediatric chiropractor in Blue Springs can really give your child an advantage.
Is a Blue Springs Chiropractor Safe For My Child?
In many ways chiropractic is one of the safest treatment options for your child, and for some, pediatric chiropractic care begins in infancy to treat conditions such as ear infections and colic. For older kids and teens sports or even playground injuries are more common. Chiropractic is a holistic type of care. Drugs and medications are not used, which is comforting to many parents and healthier for a child's overall health. At Tucker Chiropractic we use a level of pressure in our adjustments that is gentler, yet still effective for a child's treatment options. We also look at teaching your child types of exercises that can help them strengthen areas of their bodies in order to prevent further injuries in the future. In addition, we'll look at factors such as adequate sleep and nutrition that will help young athletes be their best in their sport.
Types of Sports Injuries Treated By a Pediatric Chiropractor in Blue Springs
Most children's sports injuries are considered acute injuries, which include things such as bumps, bruises, and scrapes, as well as more serious injuries like broken bones or eye injuries, or various overuse injuries. Some common overuse injuries include
Anterior Knee Pain
This is felt just below the kneecap caused by inflammation of the tendon or cartilage. Tension in major muscle groups around the thigh is a common contributing factor.
This is caused by repetitive throwing, this is especially common with baseball pitchers.
Sometimes known as “swimmer's shoulder,” repeatedly moving the arm over the head can cause inflammation and swelling.
Shin Splints are felt in the front and lower area of the legs and are caused by excessive running.
Spondylosis is a type of lower back issue caused by overextension. It is commonly associated with weightlifting, gymnastics, soccer, and football
With all overuse injuries, it is important to be mindful of other things in a child's life that may aggravate the injury, such as sports injuries, lack of warm up, or poor equipment or techniques.
Call Our Chiropractor in Blue Springs
If your child is going out for sports, you don't have to wait until they are complaining of aches and pains before bringing them in to see a pediatric chiropractor in Blue Springs. Visits with the chiropractor will increase your child's knowledge base and help them stay healthy all season long. To learn more, contact Tucker Chiropractic in Blue Springs, MO at 816-228-8900 to schedule an appointment.