THE AL­TER­NA­TIVE ROUTE

Milwaukee Health - - FITNESS ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE - - RICH ROVITO

FROM SORE MUS­CLES to more se­ri­ous con­di­tions, a mul­ti­tude of aches, pains and in­juries can af­flict the recre­ational ath­lete. In many cases, doc­tors pre­scribe the RIC▸ elixir (rest, ice, com­pres­sion and el­e­va­tion) and maybe a few ses­sions of phys­i­cal ther­apy. But al­ter­na­tive op­tions abound. Some, such as chi­ro­prac­tic, have be­come more main­stream. Oth­ers, such as yoga ther­apy and tra­di­tional Chi­nese tech­niques, have only re­cently caught on. Won­der­ing what might pro­vide some re­lief for you? Here are some com­mon sports in­juries, and al­ter­na­tive treat­ments that ad­dress them.

IN­JURY: Tennis el­bow TREAT­MENT: Chi­ro­prac­tic ad­just­ment and as­so­ci­ated ther­a­pies You don’t have to be Ser­ena Wil­liams to be af­fected by this com­mon con­di­tion, which stems from repet­i­tive grip­ping, es­pe­cially in­volv­ing the thumb and first two fin­gers....

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