Foundations Family Chiropractic

Kids Sports Injuries & Pediatric Chiropractic Care

Kids Sports Injuries

With summer just around the corner and kids being off school, they will be out playing more sports and spending more time outside. Sports are great for children’s development but it also comes with injuries. At Foundations Family Chiropractic, Dr. Grewal is more than happy to assist kids who have injured themselves through sport, getting them back to full strength, and pain free. Common Injuries Within Children As children start to engage in rigorous sports like basketball and football, they are more susceptible to kids sports injuries as their bodies are put under high amounts of physical stress. Here in Cloverdale, Surrey, Dr. Grewal will be more than happy to assist common injuries like: 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 Dr Grewal Assist? Never let your children dismiss any sports-related injuries they may have experienced. Damage might become more serious the longer it goes untreated. Our team here at Foundations Family Chiropractic Clinic can provide a comprehensive treatment plan that ensures your child’s quick and safe recovery. There are several reasons why sports pediatric chiropractic therapy can help your young athlete. It’s common practice to wait until an injury has developed before seeking a chiropractor’s assistance, but this is incorrect. Instead, before an injury happens, chiropractic care can benefit your athlete in numerous ways. Prevention of Injuries – When a misaligned spine is present, it can lead to reduced motion in the neck, back, and legs. Unfortunately, this can result in sports injuries. Our pediatric chiropractor can identify a misaligned spine and perform the necessary adjustments or treatments for correction before an injury occurs. Diagnosis of Injury and Severity – It is not uncommon for individuals to mistake a severe joint injury for a minor injury. With regular pediatric chiropractic care, though, sports injuries and their severity can be identified quickly and easily. Reduction in Pain – Chiropractic care has the capability of reducing overall pain to the neck, back, and joints without any need for potentially addicting medication. Speed Up Recovery – In the event a sports injury does occur, chiropractic care can help speed up the healing and recovery process so your athlete can get back to doing what they love. Indications That Your Child May Need Chiropractic Treatment There are a number of indicators that indicate the necessity for a chiropractic consultation, even though spinal-related problems may not be immediately visible. These signs can include: Frequent Muscle and Joint Pain – Constant pains in the muscles and joints are a sign that chiropractic care is needed. Prolonged Neck and/or Back Pain – This is probably the most obvious reason your young athlete may need to see a chiropractor. Difficulty or Pain While Stretching – When your athlete is finding it difficult to stretch or has significant pain while doing so, a chiropractor can help. Frequent Headaches – There are many causes of headaches, but when they are frequent and/or severe, our pediatric chiropractor may be able to provide relief and future prevention. Worthwhile Investment As a parent, you want to get the best gear for your kids and that they use safety equipment when playing sports. You also spend money on summer camps, trainers, and other things to support their success. Likewise, another wise investment that pays off is chiropractic care. See your kids’ visits to the chiropractor as essential rather than just another task on the to-do list. Regular chiropractic therapy has several advantages. Which would you prefer—to avoid an injury in your child or to treat it later? Here at Foundations Family Chiropractic Clinic, Dr Grewal does pediatric chiropractic care, so come visit us in Cloverdale, Surrey and we’ll ensure your child gets the best treatment possible to avoid any future sport related injuries. Follow Us On Our Social Media Pages  Facebook, Instagram