A muscle may be strained or a
ligament sprained if there is excessive
stress on it from a pre-existing joint
dysfunction or misalignment.
Sports Injury- a Chiropractic approach
Playing sport tests our bodies to new limits, putting extra stresses and strains on our joints and muscles. It is important that our musculoskeletal system is working well to help to prevent symptoms developing. Often a muscle may be strained or a ligament sprained if there is excessive stress on it from a pre-existing joint dysfunction or misalignment. Chiropractic treatment aims to treat the underlying joint dysfunction which may help to prevent any future injuries.Your chiropractor will take a detailed history and perform a thorough examination to assess for any joint dysfunction, muscle imbalance or poor movement pattern. Chiropractic treatment helps to restore balance, reduce stresses on the musculoskeletal system and helps to relieve symptoms.
Prevention and improved performance
Many amateur and professional sports people choose Chiropractic care to help prevent injury and improve on their performance. Good joint function and muscle balance minimises the stress on muscles and ligaments and may reduce the risk of injury and also increase strength and flexibility which may lead to improvement in performance.
If you would like to know more about Chiropractic in sport please get in touch.
I first went to see Ellinor about a year and a half ago, with knee pain. I didn’t understand why my knees were hurting. After asking me a few questions and looking at the ways I moved, Ellinor knew what was wrong. I had jumpers knee (tendonitis). Ellinor gave me some light exercises to do and told me to rest for 3 weeks. She also recommended some supports which would help. After 3 weeks of rest and using all her advice my knee was well on the road to recovery and I have no problems today. I liked Ellinor a lot because she did not mess about. She told me what was wrong, what to do and let me go away and do it. There was no ‘I will want to see you for the next 10 weeks’ She said ‘go away and come back in a month and we will review’. This is why I have referred many people to Ellinor including family and friends. Her advice is practical and achievable and gives excellent results.
I first visited Saffron Walden Chiropractic Clinic in early 2013 to see if my long suffering knee problem would allow me to participate in the Three Peaks Challenge and fundraise for West Suffolk hospital. It was quite some relief when the lovely Elli reassuringly told me she would be able to help me strengthen my knees and allow me to climb the three highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales. I have been undergoing treatment with Elli for the last 6 months, at first quite frequently and then, as my condition improved, once a month. In all that time she has been a wonder. Her techniques are first rate, but so is her bedside manner-constantly talking about what she is doing and why. Her expertise and experience can not be faulted and the goals she set me away from treatment have also helped my knees feel better than ever. I really cannot thank her enough for helping me complete the three peaks challenge and realise one of the most rewarding moments of my life.
I developed serious knee pain which has continued for almost 4 years after a running injury. I have seen many specialists including doctors, I had intense physiotherapy, X-rays and an MRI scan, all with no results. After failing to get to the bottom of my injury I decided to look into Chiropractic care. After seeing Jo she diagnosed I had one leg slightly longer than the other, something no one else had picked up on. Over a period of weeks Jo manipulated my joints and muscles relieving tension and easing the pain. Since this I have been wearing a heel lift recommended by Jo. This has helped to balance my posture and alleviate the pain. Thankfully I am now on the mend.
I first came to Jo McCarey after a back injury in 2007. After a successful period of treatment to fix the initial problem I now have treatment every couple of months as a regular maintenance session to keep things, particularly my back, in good shape. As a competing tri-athlete racing all distances up to ironman, the strains put on the body are extreme and a regular treatment program from a good chiropractor such as Jo is an essential part of my training program. I would recommend Chiropractic care and this clinic to anyone (and have done to a number of people, including my wife, son and mother) and especially Jo as the best chiropractor I know.