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Chiropractic Care Helps Prevent Lower Limb Injuries for Athletes

Chiropractic Helps Relieve Leg Pain

When performing sports that need a lot of lower body movement, like football, soccer, and basketball, it's not uncommon to sustain some type of injury to your hips or legs. Between pulled hamstrings, sprained ankles, knee injuries, and more, many people have found themselves sidelined. Dr. Palmer has seen all of these concerns in our Depew patients. Fortunately, chiropractic adjustments can help prevent some of these injuries from occurring and research proves it.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Sports Injuries & Recovery

Dr. Palmer keeps current with all of the latest scientific research, and in a paper published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, researchers from Macquarie University in Australia studied 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers. Roughly one-half were placed in a control group and the others were put in a treatment group that received sports chiropractic care at regular intervals. During the first six weeks, this meant getting care once a week. The following three months consisted of an adjustment every two weeks before reducing those to one visit monthly for the final three months of the study.

The authors noted that there was a "significant" decrease in the number of lower limb strains the players received in the treatment group when compared to the control. Furthermore, they observed that the subjects who engaged in chiropractic therapy also had less weeks of missed practice and games as a result of non-contact knee injuries. This led them to conclude that sports chiropractic treatment should be added to "the current best practice management."

Every major sports team in the US and the US Olympic Team has chiropractors on staff for their players, because they know that chiropractic therapy really works. If you live near our clinic in Depew and would like to see if Dr. Palmer can help you boost your performance or reduce sports injuries, give our office a call today at (716) 668-2225 for an appointment.

Dr. Palmer Can Help Patients Find Relief From Sports Injuries and Recover Quicker

If you're struggling with severe problems, Dr. Palmer and our staff are here to help you get relief. Give our Depew office a call today at (716) 668-2225 for an appointment.

Study Information

Hoskins W, Pollard H. The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back discomfort, hamstring and lower limb injuries in semi-elite Australian rules footballers: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010;11(64).

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November 13, 2023
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