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Sports injuries can happen to anyone who exercises or engages in sports. Some people are more likely to get a sports injury, especially “weekend warriors” and older adults who are not as agile as they use to be.
Sports injuries primarily affect the musculoskeletal system, especially the muscles, joints, and tendons that hold your muscles onto your bones. These sports injuries can cause pain and disability that may prevent you from going to work, attending school, or exercising.
Fortunately, chiropractic care can help you overcome the pain and disability associated with sports injuries. Chiropractic care is a drug-free holistic approach that relieves pain, reduces your need for surgery, and improves the healing time associated with a sports injury.
A sports injury may be acute or chronic. An acute sports injury occurs suddenly during exercise or sports play. Sprained ankles, strained backs, and whiplash are types of acute sports injuries. Left untreated or undertreated, acute sports injuries can turn into chronic sports injuries.
A chronic sports injury happens after you have played or exercised for a long time. Repetitive movements and overuse can cause chronic sports injuries, including tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow.
Dr. Samantha Stuart sees patients with these acute and chronic sports injuries and more, including frozen shoulder, runner’s knee, shin splints, and plantar fasciitis.
Chiropractic care can ease symptoms of sports injuries, including back, neck, shoulder, knee pain, strains, sprains, and tendonitis. We offer several approaches to sports injury care, including chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, physical therapy and nutrition counseling.
Many sports injuries are the result of minor joint misalignments in the bones of your spine or in your extremities. Misalignments can cause the joints to move incorrectly. Joints that move incorrectly are vulnerable to tendonitis, repetitive motion injuries, sprains and strains. Correcting minor alignments helps to restore proper joint movement while reducing pain and inflammation.
Physical therapy rehabilitates and strengthens weak muscles to restore full range of motion to stiff and sore joints. Our nutrition services help you get the right balance of meat, fruit, vegetables, and grains to promote the healing of your sports injury.
Chiropractic care for sports injuries can ease your pain, and it can reduce or eliminate your need for surgery. The chiropractic approach is conservative, meaning it does not require surgery. Chiropractic care is a safe and effective alternative treatment because it is drug-free and requires no anesthesia or overnight hospital stay. Many sports injury patients seek out chiropractic treatment as a way to reduce the number of pain pills they take each day. Our holistic treatments can help our patients from Portland, Gresham, Camas, Happy Valley, Fairview, Troutdale, as well as Vancouver, WA avoid pain, expensive surgery, and long recovery times.
If you suffer from pain or disability from a sports injury, make an appointment with Dr. Samantha Stuart today and call (503) 252-3560. You will be back on your feet and back in the game tomorrow.