We all know how important it is to stay active in order to stay healthy. Participating in sports is a great way to accomplish this. However, the same sports which are keeping us so healthy can also lead to injuries. It is important that sports injuries are treated quickly so that you do not begin dealing with long-term physical problems. If you are dealing with sports injuries, East Lake Chiropractic and Medical Center, serving Saint Cloud, FL, can help.
Common Sports Injuries
Sports and physical activities put your body under extra strain. This ongoing strain can cause injuries. If you are playing a contact sport, you will also have the added risk of sustaining an injury. The most common type of sports injury is often strained muscles and overuse injuries, such as tendonitis. When muscles, tendons, and ligaments are pushed beyond their normal limits, they can become fatigued, sore, and in some cases even injured.
Other common sports injuries are knee and shoulder injuries. The knees and shoulders take on a lot of the work during any physical activity. When we ask more of our knees and shoulders than usual, we may start to notice pain and stiffness, or decreased movement. It is important that you pay close attention to your joint health. When joint pain or a joint injury is left untreated, it can cause a lifetime of physical problems.
Sprained ankles are also a common type of sports injury. Sprained ankles can result from moving the ankle in an unusual direction. When this happens, you will experience intense pain. It is important to have a sprained ankle evaluated quickly by a professional, because sometimes what appears to be a sprain is actually a broken ankle. An x-ray at your chiropractor's office will reveal if you dealing with a sprain or with a break.
How a Chiropractor Can Help
If you are suffering from any of the injuries mentioned above, or if you think you have received another type of sports injury, our chiropractor can help you find lasting, drug-free pain relief and healing. Our medical and rehab team is also available for conditions that require a little more attention. When you visit our chiropractor or medical team, you will be evaluated and will possibly receive x-rays. This will help our doctor pinpoint exactly where your pain is coming from and what type of injury you have.
Once your diagnosis has been established, our team will develop a personalized treatment plan for you. This treatment plan may include spinal manipulation, massage therapy, stretching exercises, medical treatments, and other types of therapy which will help you regain your range of motion and reduce pain.
To learn more about our services, contact our friendly office at East Lake Chiropractic and Medical Center, serving Saint Cloud, FL. We will be glad to answer your questions. Our number is (407) 957-9995.