Sports Injury FAQs
A sports injury can affect anyone depriving them of the opportunity to play their favorite game. At Community Chiropractic Center in Poway, we have years of experience providing athletes with natural and effective chiropractic care.
If you have sustained a sports injury, chiropractic care can help by relieving your pain, improving your range of motion, and enhancing your body’s natural ability to heal itself.
The signs and symptoms of a sports injury vary depending on whether it’s acute or chronic. Acute injuries occur suddenly, while chronic injuries develop over time due to overuse or degradation. Our chiropractor will evaluate your injury to determine whether it is acute or chronic and provide care accordingly.
Common sports injuries include strains, sprains, fractures, concussions, and rotator cuff injuries. Knee injuries are also common, especially in basketball, baseball, soccer, and football players. The severity of the injury depends on factors like the intensity of the impact. However, you should not take chances if you sustain one. Visit the chiropractor for the right diagnosis. They will offer immediate medical intervention to keep you healthy and strong.
Warming up before athletic activity will minimize your risk of sustaining a sports injury. You can also avoid sustaining an injury in the future by wearing appropriate protective gear. If the ball loses its way and hits your head, the equipment can protect you from concussion injuries and bruises. Additionally, you should maintain the right posture or form when playing to avoid injuring yourself.
Recovery times vary depending on the location and severity of your injury. When you visit our sports injury chiropractor, we will evaluate the damage to come up with a prognosis. We will then offer the appropriate treatment to help you get back to your everyday life.
Our chiropractor treats sports injuries such as sprains, strains, tendonitis, knee injury, stress fractures, plantar fasciitis, neck pain, tennis elbow, shin split, and rotator cuff injury. Chiropractic adjustments align your back and joints to reduce your pain, improve your range of motion, and enhance your body’s natural healing process. Massage therapy reduces the soreness and enhances blood flow supplying the afflicted spot with enough oxygen and nutrients, also promoting healing. Lifestyle and nutritional counseling will further strengthen your body and enhance the benefits of chiropractic care.