Sports Injury Treatment
As much fun as sports are, they also come with many risks in terms of injuries. If you've recently suffered a sports injury, we can help. At Anderson Chiropractic in McMurray, PA, we can diagnose and treat sports injuries.
What Is a Sports Injury?
In simple terms, a sports injury is any injury you sustain as a result of playing sports. However, there are specific injuries you're likely to deal with as an athlete. What makes this difficult is the fact that sports injuries vary so much based on the sport. While you might have serious elbow and shoulder problems as a result of throwing a baseball, football is going to cause more contact-related injuries
If something isn't feeling quite right after playing sports with friends, you should seek treatment as soon as possible. Many sports injuries get worse with time, so the best thing you can do is get a professional diagnosis, so you can figure out what you need to do to recover.
Common Sports Injuries
As previously mentioned, there are several common sports injuries that athletes should know about. However, whether you're likely to suffer one of these injuries or not depends on the sport you're playing. Here are some of the most common sports injuries:
- Ankle sprains
- Groin pulls
- Knee injuries, such as ACL tears
- Shin splints
- Hamstring strains
- Tennis elbow
- Shoulder injuries
If you notice you're experiencing the symptoms of one of these injuries after a day of competing, you should visit our chiropractor right away. If you do have a serious sports injury such as an ACL tear, seeking proper treatment and rehabilitation is an important early step.
Sports Injury Treatment
You never know when you're going to suffer a sports injury, but knowing about the treatment process is always helpful. While there are some sports injuries that require surgery, it's best to avoid optional surgeries if you can help it. If you don't want to rely on painkillers either, visit our chiropractor for relief. Chiropractic adjustments help relieve pressure in your body to reduce pain and restore your range of motion, which can help with several sports injuries. Chiropractic care is one of the best ways to get natural pain relief after a sports injury. We might also suggest hot and cold therapy, rehabilitation exercises, or electrotherapy.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Living with the pain of a sports injury is difficult, especially if it's interfering with work. Luckily, Anderson Chiropractic in McMurray, PA is here to help. If you're dealing with a nagging sports injury, our chiropractor can treat you. To schedule an appointment, call us today.