By Zach Chudy Waukesha Chiropractor, Jan 6 2015 03:12PM
Injured? Want a faster recovery? According to the Journal of Maniplative and Physiological Therapeutics, chiropractic can help you recover from injury faster than stretching/rehab exercises alone!
A recent study conducted at Durban University followed 33 student athletes with inversion ankel sprains. Sprained ankles are the number one injury in sports.
Just over half the students were given specific rehabilitative exercises to perform; the rest were given the same exercises AND received chiropractic adjustments to the ankle. The study followed the groups for five weeks. Students were to perfrom the exercises everyday, and the chiropractic group got adjusted six days per week.
Researchers recorded how to the patients felt along with range of motion/palpation of the joint, making sure no restrictions were present. The chiropractic and exercise group reported less pain and disability than the exercise alone group.
In our experience not only does chiropractic help with ankle sprains, but also with injuries to the knees, shoulders, wrist and elbows. If you are currently suffering from an injury and want to recover faster and with fewer restrictions, give chiropractic a try!
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Lubbe D, Lakhani E, Brantingham JW, et al. Manipulative therapy and rehabilitation for recurrent ankle sprain. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 2014 Nov 6. S0161-4754(14)00204-8.