Warming up, stretching and conditioning during the off-season can help you prevent sports injuries. Unfortunately, even the best conditioned athlete can experience chronic or acute injuries. Common sports injuries include tendonitis, sprains and strains, tennis elbow, runner’s knee and back and neck pain. Thankfully, our chiropractor can diagnose the severity of your injury and provide a treatment program to reduce your pain and heal your injury.
Sports injury symptoms can vary, depending on the severity and how long you have had the injury. If your injury is acute, you will experience pain, inflammation, swelling and bruising right away. In this instance, you should stop participating in the activity and rest and ice the injury while calling our chiropractor for an appointment.
Chronic sports injuries occur over time. To classify as a chronic injury your pain and loss of range of motion or muscle weakness must have occurred for more than three months. Chronic injuries typically get worse with activity or while performing certain tasks.
Our chiropractic clinic, serving the Webster and Rochester – Henrietta and Brighton areas, offers several different types of treatments and diagnostic tests in order to diagnose and heal your chronic or acute sports injuries.
Chiropractic therapy includes numerous techniques that are designed to ensure your spinal and extremity joints are in their proper positions. When the joints in the body are misaligned through sudden injuries or repetitive motion injuries, they move incorrectly, leading to an increase in pain and further injury. By correcting these misalignments, we are helping your joints heal and lowering your pain.
Spinal decompression can help heal your back and neck pain. Soft tissues that are inflamed and bulging discs can put pressure on your nerve roots. By decompressing the spine, we are helping to unpinch your nerves, manage your pain and improve your recovery time.
X-rays are beneficial for diagnosing the extent of your sports injury. The digital images allow us to see your bones and joints as well as some soft tissues so that we can determine the extent of your injuries.
Injuries to your joints and soft tissues often result in a loss of range of motion and muscle weakness. Rehabilitation helps rebuild your strength and flexibility by having you perform specific exercises on a regular basis.
Chiropractic therapy combined with our other treatment options can provide you with natural pain management, which will reduce your need for powerful pain medications and anti-inflammatories. Once your pain is reduced, you should experience an increase in mobility and quality of life.
To schedule an appointment for your sports injury, call our chiropractor, serving the Webster and Rochester – Henrietta and Brighton areas, at 585-671-9210.