Sports Injury FAQs
Treatment for sports injuries varies depending on the type of injury you have. Chiropractic treatment is widely available for those that have suffered from a sports injury. We can help you here at Anderson Chiropractic in McMurray if you seek non-surgical treatment for a sports injury.
What Are the Most Common Types of Sports Injuries?
Sports injuries typically fall into two different categories, with repetitive motion injuries being the most common. Other sports injuries may fall into acute motion. Repetitive injuries include runner's knee, shoulder injuries, golfer's and tennis elbow, and shin splints. Lower back pain may appear and can either be sudden or occur over time.
Is There a Way to Avoid Sports Injuries?
You need to be sure to train for whatever sport you are playing before the start of your season to avoid any sports injuries. Training should consist of cardio exercises and weight lifting. Players are more prone to injury if they are not in shape when they begin playing sports. Be sure to also warm up your muscles and stretch before you start playing sports. Warm-up exercises may include brisk walking for about five minutes. Stretching exercises are also beneficial for warming up.
What Are the Symptoms of Sports Injuries?
Symptoms of sports injuries usually include loss of range of motion, sudden pain in a muscle or joint, or even swelling. These signs typically indicate a sports injury. If you experience pain when using a joint or muscle that worsens, you should not continue participating in the activity and instead schedule an appointment to see our chiropractor. Continuing to exercise and participate in sports with a possible injury will only make it worse.
Is It Necessary to See a Chiropractor for a Sports Injury?
Schedule an appointment to see our chiropractor if you have or think you may have a sports injury. Our chiropractor offers treatment options that are holistic and can treat your injuries without medications or surgical procedures. Chiropractic care is also beneficial because it can help with healing much faster than traditional treatment.
How Long Will It Take for My Injury to Heal?
Depending on the severity of your injury, healing time will vary significantly. If your injury has gone untreated for some time, the time it takes to heal will also be longer. Following your first chiropractic adjustment, you can expect to experience a reduction in pain right after.
Contact Us for Treatment in McMurray
It doesn't matter if you recently injured yourself or are still dealing with a sports injury from years ago. At Anderson Chiropractic in McMurray, we will help restore you to your pre-injury self. Our chiropractor is committed to providing patients with top-quality care. Contact our office to find out how we can help with our chiropractic care.