Chiropractic Care for Young Athletes and Youth Sports | Overland, MO
If you're looking for a chiropractor in St. Louis and Overland, MO, to help you find relief from sports injuries, Proficient Chiropractic is here to help! Our team of friendly staff can help you recover and get back out on the field in no time. In addition, we offer comprehensive sports injury treatment for young athletes and youth sports participants. We can help you and your children recover and relieve pain, no matter how young you are.
Common Youth Sports Injuries
Young athletes are at a higher risk of sports injuries due to the physical demands on their bodies. Common youth sports injuries that we can treat in our St. Louis and Overland clinics include:
- Sprains & Strains – Soft tissue, ligament, bone sprain, and strain injuries occur when a sudden force or tension is placed on a joint or muscle.
- Muscle Imbalance – This imbalance is caused by an incorrect training program (too much resistance) or injury.
- ACL Tears/Injuries– The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) connects the tibia to the femur and provides stability to the knee joint. Injuries to this ligament can cause severe pain, swelling, and instability.
- Shin Splints – Characterized by pain in the front of the lower leg, typically around the shinbone (tibia). It is caused by inflammation of the muscles, tendons, and bone tissue due to overuse from running or other physical activities.
How Can Our Chiropractor Help?
It's crucial never to ignore any sports injury your child may have suffered. The longer the damage is left untreated, the more severe it can become. Our team of chiropractors at Proficient Chiropractic in St. Louis and Overland can provide a comprehensive treatment plan to help your child recover quickly and safely.
We will perform a physical exam and diagnostic tests to determine the extent of your child's injury. After diagnosis, we can create a personalized treatment plan. With adjustments, your child can achieve improved mobility, flexibility, and range of motion. Massage therapy can reduce muscle tension and promote healing.
Physical therapy exercises are also essential for promoting healing and decreasing the chance of re-injury. We will work with your child to create a safe and effective exercise program tailored to their particular needs. Finally, lifestyle modifications such as proper nutrition, hydration, and rest can help support healing.
Schedule Your Chiropractic Appointment Today
We understand that youth athletes want to get back on the field as soon as possible, which is why our team at Proficient Chiropractic in St. Louis and Overland, MO, is committed to providing quality sports injury treatment for young athletes. We use various techniques and treatments to help reduce pain and get you back out there doing what you love! Contact us at (314) 447-0725 to learn more about how we can help you find relief from your sports injuries.