While playing sports is a great way to get the exercise and support good health, there is always a risk to sustain an injury. From competitive sports teams to a group of friends playing at school, accidents happen and injuries can occur. Since sports injuries tend to be quite common, understanding how to properly treat a sports injury can go a long way toward a complete and successful recovery.
Some of the more common injuries that can occur when playing sports include strains, sprains, knee injuries, fractures, dislocations, Achilles tendon injuries and rotator cuff injuries. After experiencing a sports injury, people can instill the RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) to help ease the pain until seeking professional treatment.
While at-home remedies can help to relieve pain and promote recovery, professional chiropractic care is essential for the chance of a complete recovery.
Professional chiropractic care is the top choice when it comes to treating a sports-related injury. When someone sustains an injury playing sports, the level of pain can vary per the type of injury. If the pain is serious enough, it can get in the way of a person’s ability to participate in their sport. Properly treating a sports-injury using chiropractic care is essential for making sure that the injury heals properly.
Chiropractic treatment can also be beneficial in preventing future sports injuries. The overall goal of chiropractic care is to reduce inflammation and pain while enhancing joint function.
Sports injury treatment
The best sports injury treatment plans are often made by experienced chiropractors because chiropractic care is able to treat a variety of sports injuries. Playing sports can be hard on the body, especially if someone has been playing sports for many years. The fact that more people are looking into their alternative treatment options nowadays when they have are injured means they are wanting the professional chiropractic care that can help them heal naturally.
Since professional chiropractors deal with a wide variety of sports-related injuries they are able to offer the best alternative treatment options that can lead to a quick and successful recovery.
Knee pain treatment
The knee is quite vulnerable to sports injuries, making it a good idea for people to wear proper knee protection when playing in any sport. After injuring the knee, the individual will need professional treatment and not simply at-home treatments. The alternative treatment that we offer with chiropractic care is extremely beneficial to relieving pain and helping ensure that the patient will have a chance at continuing the sport of their choice.
We can address knee pain by using chiropractic and manipulation techniques in order to heal the knee, as well as help the patient learn how to prevent future damage to the same area. While recovery time will depend on the extent of the knee injury, patients can expect a more efficient healing process when seeking chiropractic care.
Shoulder pain treatment
While shoulder pain from a sports injury can be minor or major, shoulder pain can inhibit everyday functions. When a person avoids seeking treatment, he or she only risks the injury getting worse over time. In the worst case scenario, the only effective treatment option will be surgery. Our chiropractic treatment for shoulder pain focuses on using alternative methods that include therapeutic manipulation, electrical stimulation or ultrasound.
Since many sports require the use of shoulder movement, an injury can be debilitating toward one’s career. In many cases, the patient will not give the shoulder enough time to heal properly before continuing to use it in sports. Thus, it is crucial to seek our professional care as soon as possible after sustaining the injury.
Leg pain treatment
People may not realize that leg pain can result from multiple injuries or conditions. Due to this, the treatment of leg pain will greatly vary per patient. The cause of leg pain can be playing sports, muscle/joint strain, pinched nerves, overuse and wearing unsuitable footwear.
Chiropractic care uses a natural approach to correct the leg pain with spinal adjustments, body manipulations, massage and more. Chiropractic care involves using manipulation techniques in order to heal the leg as well as prevent any future damage.
Spinal decompression is a preferred method for treating sports-related injuries. This modern alternative therapy option is able to stretch the spine with a goal of relieving any back, leg and/or neck pain a patient may be currently experiencing due to playing sports and getting injured.
Non-surgical decompression therapy is a type of traction therapy that we apply to the spine to ease pain and promote recovery. By realigning the spine to treat herniated discs, patients will be able to continue a healthy life with less pain.
Sports medicine places a focus on how to help people improve their overall performance when playing sports as well as teaches them how to prevent and recover from any sports-related injuries they may incur when playing their chosen sport. Since sports medicine takes a more modern and alternative approach to treating sports-related injuries, chiropractic care services are an effective option for people who want to play sports and/or are in need of sports injury treatment.
If you would like to learn more about Sports Injury Care and the various treatments we provide, call (732) 504-6559 to schedule a consultation.