Sometimes it seems that with each generation, kids' lives get more and more complex. One way they stay grounded is through their involvement in sports and other athletic pursuits. If your child is injured playing sports, you may want to consider taking him to our Bradenton chiropractor before suggesting he sit on the bench on the sidelines.
Dealing with Sports Injuries in Young Athletes
If you are the parent of a young athlete, there may be a part of you that does not want to see your child get hurt. There is probably an equal part of you that knows participation in sports is good for your child in more ways than one.
At Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic, we aim not only to treat your child's sports injuries naturally through chiropractic and related treatments, but we also help your child or young adult listen to his own body and develop his strength in a targeted way that helps him optimize his performance.
Common Injuries for Young Athletes
A lot of the time, young athlete’s injuries are limited to swollen muscles that can be treated at home with the RICE method, (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation). If that is not working, there may be tears or overstretching in muscles, tendons, or ligaments, that require more professional attention. Sometimes, even young athletes dislocate a joint or fracture a bone. Our Bradenton chiropractor can help guide the healing process in these circumstances.
While some kids are more accident-prone than others, it is almost a given that all kids will deal with some type of injury if they are playing sports competitively. Our chiropractors can even be helpful before the first day of practice by helping to educate young athletes on what to watch out for and how to strengthen their supporting muscles in order to limit and prevent injuries as much as possible.
To learn more about how we treat and prevent injuries for young athletes, or to schedule an appointment, contact us at Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic in Bradenton, FL at 941-739-2900.