Racquetball is often compared with tennis. But, the similarities end with the fact that both use a racket and a ball. The racket, ball, court, rules and even the technique are very different. Racquetball is fast paced, quick moving, and offers a great aerobic workout. You are on a small confined court, hitting a little hard rubber ball that bounces off the wall very quickly and at high velocity and you are not hindered by court boundaries and a net. You can hit the ball as hard as you like. This is what makes it so much fun.
It is the intensity, quick stops and starts and close proximity to the other player swinging a racket that makes the sport somewhat dangerous to the body. Racquetball injuries tend to fall into two categories – overuse and trauma. Chiropractic therapy can help relieve and rehab both types of injury.
When you consistently put stress on the body from exercise things tend to start to break down and you become susceptible to an overuse injury. This process is accelerated if you are using improper form, such as swinging the racket from the shoulder rather than from the side of the body. Constantly shifting your weight and changing directions can cause repetitive stress on joints like knees and ankles. Chiropractic therapy is designed to rev up the body’s own recuperative power by increasing the release of naturally occurring growth hormones needed to recover from physical stress.
You may also suffer from a traumatic injury while playing racquetball. These usually result from colliding with other players, their racket or the wall. Some of these injuries can be serious, like concussion, and may require additional medical treatments. Chiropractic medicine is by nature non-invasive and compliments other medical treatments and can help reduce pain, and aid in healing.
At Springs Chiropractic, we have seen firsthand how chiropractic care can get athletes back on the court faster and help them avoid future injury.
Recovering From a Racquetball Injury
When you consistently put stress on the body from exercise things tend to start to break down and you become susceptible to an overuse injury