Whether you take part in sports for fun or professionally, a sports injury can stop you in your tracks. Here at Corrective Chiropractic, we specialize in helping our patients to recover from sports injuries so that they can get back to the activities they love as quickly as possible and without pain or discomfort.
What is a Sports Injury?
When a runner pulls up sharp during a race because of a calf strain, or a football player pulls a hamstring when kicking a ball the same way he has always kicked it, it may not be the sport itself that has caused the injury, but rather an underlying problem that is making itself known.
A sports injury can occur to any part of the body, including bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments and joints. The most common types of sports injuries are strains and sprains; areas our specialists are very knowledgeable on. Other types of sports injuries include:
- Back pain
- Hamstring injuries
- Head injuries
- Bone injuries, including fractures
- Heel pain
- Shoulder pain
- Joint inflammation
- Knee pain, including ligament damage
If you have suffered a sports injury, you will likely experience pain, bruising, swelling and tenderness in a muscle or around a joint. This pain can come on suddenly while you are playing a sport or you may experience pain a few hours after you have stopped that activity. The most important thing is that you seek professional medical help as soon as you notice a problem.
Chiropractic Treatment For Your Sports Injury
Unlike painkillers that provide temporary relief for your injury, we get behind the cause of the injury so that we can develop the best possible treatment plan. We will carry out an intensive examination, including x-rays if required, and ask you questions about the activities you take part in, your medical history, your posture and other areas that can reveal the extent and cause of your injury.In addition to speeding up your recovery from a sports injury, your chiropractor will also work with you to help prevent the injury from occurring again and to enhance your performance in the future.Your treatment will often start with specific adjustments that are gently carried out by hand to ease muscles and free stiff joints. Treatment is drug-free and usually painless, although you may feel a little short-term discomfort afterward.
Tailored Healthcare to Suit Your Individual Needs
At Corrective Chiropractic, we understand that each patient’s needs are different. This is why we address the concerns and needs of each individual patient, tailoring our services and expertise as necessary. No matter how you have suffered a sports injury or the nature of that injury, we will develop a care plan just for you. To arrange an appointment or to find out more about our sports injury services, get in touch with Corrective Chiropractic today.