You do not need to be a professional athlete to suffer a legitimate sports injury.
In fact, many individuals, adult and children, suffer from sports related injuries, whether if be from their little league teams, intramural teams, or even recreational games.
These injuries can be caused by an acute trauma or repetitive stress. The area injured can differ depending on how you hurt it, and of course, what sport was being played at the time of injury.
Below is a explanation of the potential ways a sports injuries can occur, the most common injuries our local Greensboro, NC chiropractors have treated, and how a chiropractic doctor is the best choice after a sports injury.
How Can Sports Injuries Occur?
There are typically two types of sports injuries, caused by two very different stressors.
The first type of injury is an acute trauma.
An acute trauma is a one-time event that causes an injury. This single incident is responsible for causing an immediate injury that was not previously there, even in a less severe form, prior to the accident occurring.
An example of an acute sports injury would be a concussion , fracture, or torn ligament. Some impact, fall, or extreme stress was placed on a part of the body that caused this injury to occur instantaneously, requiring immediate medical attention.
The second example of a sports injury, which is very common, is repetitive stress.
This is the type of injury that results from athletes repeating the same movement very often, causing damage to a specific area.
This is seen in tennis or pitchers elbow, runners knee, or tendonitis.
All of these injuries are caused by athletes repeatedly performing the same motion to the point that they cause damage to their body.
Most Common Sports Injuries a Chiropractor Will Treat?
Chiropractors specialize in treating injuries to the soft-tissues and spinal column.
Below is a list of the most common sports injuries our Greensboro Chiropractor will treat.
- Sprains or Strains
- Tennis, Golf, or Pitchers Elbow
- Groin Pulls
- Shin Splints
- Knee and Hip Injuries
- Back Pain or Soreness
- Neck Pain or Whiplash
These injuries can happen to young athletes, high-performance professionals, or adults playing in recreational leagues.
No matter your skill level, any athlete runs the risk of suffering from a sports injury.
Being injured is not only damaging your performance and limiting your ability to continue playing the sport you love, but it could also cause serious health problems and damage long-term.
Your injury will eventually not only affect you on the court, field, or course, but also in your personal life as well.
That is why it is not only essential to see a chiropractor after you have become injured. Chiropractic care can be the best treatment available to you after a sports injury and can also help with prevention.
How Can a Chiropractor Help With Sports Injuries?
Our Greensboro, North Carolina chiropractors have been helping with prevention and treatment of sports injuries for more than 40 years.
Our level of experience makes our care center the premier treatment facility in the triad.
The doctors at Cobb Chiropractic have been helping athletes recover by treating their pain symptoms at the source without the use of harmful medications and dangerous surgeries.
We work with you to design a treatment plan that is tailored to athletes of all ages and skill levels.
Our experienced chiropractors specialize in treating musculoskeletal injuries, thus making them the best choice when you are in need of treatment caused by an acute trauma or repetitive stress injury.
Our doctors utilize state of the art equipment and practices to accurately diagnose your condition. We will work with you to not only treat your injury, but then work on prevention techniques to prevent any such injury from recurring in the future.
You do not have to live with your sports injury, put your health and well-being first and call Cobb Chiropractic Clinic today for a Free Consultation with our chiropractor.
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