Sports Injury FAQs

Answers To Sports Injury FAQs In McMurray

Whether you're a dedicated athlete with professional aspirations or someone who loves to dominate the courts recreationally in McMurray, sustaining a sports injury can be debilitating. The experts at Anderson Chiropractic offer multiple types of treatments and therapies designed to help you recover and do what you do best. Let's look at a few of the top sports injury FAQs and answers. 


What Causes an Athlete to Have a Sports Injury? 

Unfortunately, there are several types of sports injuries. However, most of them include over-training, repetitive motions, forceful impacts, and failure to properly warm up. Our chiropractic team regularly assists athletes by providing pain relief and expediting the healing process following a sports injury. 

Which Injuries Are the Most Common? 

Although the type of injury an athlete sustains typically will vary based on the activity and their physical condition, some of the most common sports injuries we treat include:

  • Tennis Elbow
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Swollen muscles
  • Knee injuries
  • Muscle sprains and strains
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Rotator Cuff injuries
  • Shinbone pain 
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Shin splints
  • Dislocated joints 
  • And more

What's the Difference Between Chronic and Acute Sports Injuries?  

In general, there are two types of sport injuries you can sustain: acute injuries and chronic injuries. An acute sports injury happens occasionally, like twisted joints, sprained ankles, and muscles that have been overextended. While some acute injuries can be mild, they can also be very severe. In contrast, chronic injuries last more than six months and are the result of consistent overuse of joints and muscles, especially previously injured joints and muscles that were never treated. 

Should Athletes Visit a Chiropractor Regularly? 

If you're looking to reduce the likelihood of developing an injury, visiting a chiropractor regularly at Anderson Chiropractic is an excellent preventative solution. By visiting us routinely before an injury, we can use specific treatments to help:

  • Promote faster recovery time after training and games 
  • Improve balance
  • Enhance overall performance

How Can a Chiropractor Help Prevent Sports Injuries? 

In addition to providing treatment and care for existing sports injuries, our chiropractor can help prevent injuries associated with the ankle, shoulder, knee, back, and neck. By manually adjusting the spine, our chiropractor can help ensure your bones are balanced and lined up, which helps reduce tension on your body. Reduced tension means you'll be less likely to sustain an injury and even function better. 

Improve Your Performance with Our Help

Don't let an acute or chronic sports injury prevent you from engaging in the activity you love. Contact Anderson Chiropractic in McMurray today for pain relief. Call us today at 724-941-5805.


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