Sports Injuries Treatment

Sports Injuries Treatment

Common Types of Sports Injuries

Anyone who enjoys recreational sports and physical challenges knows that a sports-related injury is always a possibility. Some can be acute, like sprains and fractures. Other can be chronic and severe, such as those resulting from tendinitis and overuse. We effectively treat the following injuries:

  • Back Injury: Back pain or lower back pain can occur when a sudden, forceful movement injures a ligament which has become stiff or weak through poor conditioning or overuse.
  • Elbow Injury: Elbow injuries are common, particularly in racket sports like tennis and squash. Elbow pain resulting from tennis elbow or elbow tendinitis stems from excessive strain on the joint.
  • Hip Injury: The most common cause of hip injury is acute trauma. Certain actions such as breaking into a sprint or kicking a ball may pull your hip flexor, a group of muscles that allow you to flex your thigh. Tight muscles and poor flexibility will contribute to hip pain and injury.
  • Knee Injury: Suffering from knee injury and knee pain is common, and it’s a joint used in nearly every athletic sport. The most common knee injuries are a sprain whereby one or more ligaments is overstretched through twisting or pulling, resulting in the ligament being torn or ruptured.
  • Neck Injury: Neck injury occurs when there is a sprain of the muscles, ligaments, or tendons in the neck, causing neck pain. Gradual tightening of the muscles can also result in tearing from sudden sharp movements as experienced in sports activities.
  • Shoulder Injury: The muscles that help hold the upper arm in the shoulder joint (the rotator cuff muscles) can get pinched (shoulder impingement syndrome), become inflamed (tendinitis), or can tear partially or completely when participating in sports activities. Shoulder pain and the inability to move the shoulder may result, requiring medical attention.
  • Wrist Injury: Wrist sprains generally occur when the wrist is bent too far and stresses Buy Cialis the ligaments, causing damage. Wrist pain may radiate into the hand or forearm.

If you have suffered a sports injury, we encourage you to set up an appointment with a doctor. It is important to start treatment early.

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Sports Injury Treatment Methods at Global Pain & Spine Clinic

  • Physical Therapy Treatment for Sports Injuries – Physical therapy is an efficient way to facilitate speedy recovery from a sports-related injury.
    • Flexibility and Strengthening Exercise Programs – Our physical therapists are proficient in guiding you through a variety of exercises and techniques to strengthen muscles and assist your body’s natural healing.
    • Manual Therapy – In addition to relaxing muscles and joints, manual therapy can reduce pain and inflammation, while vastly improving your mobility and flexibility.
  • Medications, Injections and Vitamin Treatment for Sports Injuries – Items such as cortisone and steroids can be used to treat inflammation, combined with natural vitamins to naturally stimulate the body’s own healing process.
    • Anti-Inflammatory Medication – Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory pain medications, commonly referred to as NSAIDs, are some of the most commonly prescribed medications to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.
    • Vitamin Treatments – With natural interventional pain management, the patient is treated using vitamins such as B-12 to naturally stimulate the body’s own healing process.
  • Acupuncture Treatment for Sports Injuries – Acupuncture involves the placement of hair-thin needles into your skin at specific places on your body. Acupuncture, in combination with electrical stimulation or cold laser therapy, helps to increase healthy blood flow, reduce pain and inflammation and promote healing.
  • Chiropractic Care for Sports Injuries – Chiropractic care makes use of a hands-on approach to reduce pain and inflammation from sports injuries. Chiropractic treatments are effectively used to treat problems with the muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissues that may arise as a result of playing sports.

We work with our patients to reduce pain, increase mobility, and facilitate quick recovery from sports injuries!

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