Sports Injury FAQs
How do I know if I have a sports injury?
Sports injuries generally fall into two categories; acute and chronic. Acute injuries happen suddenly. Pain and swelling are usually instant. In this instance, you should immediately cease the activity and seek medical attention or schedule an appointment with our sports chiropractor for holistic treatment options. A chronic sports injury occurs over time and can include back pain, tennis elbow, runner’s knee and shin splints. These are also known as repetitive motion injuries, and chiropractic care can help reduce the associated pain and heal the injury.
What types of sports injuries do you treat?
Our chiropractor can successfully treat back pain, herniated and slipped disks, carpel tunnel, runner’s knee and tennis and golfer’s elbow with chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy.
Can chiropractic care actually heal my injury and reduce pain?
Receiving care from our Boca Raton chiropractor can successfully reduce your pain and heal your sports injuries. Chiropractic adjustments are effective at realigning the vertebrae and extremity joints. This ensures your spine and joints are properly aligned and helps reduce pain and inflammation while promoting proper function of the joint and surrounding ligaments and tendons.
What types of treatments do you offer for sports injuries?
We offer chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy. Chiropractic adjustments ensure that your skeletal system is properly aligned and that there are no subluxations in your spine. Massage therapy helps release lactic acid, which causes soreness after a workout, and it helps relieve tense spots in your muscles. The long, smooth strokes improve circulation and muscle oxygenation, which improves the effectiveness of our chiropractic adjustments and promotes pain relief. When these therapies are combined, pain relief is realized sooner and recovery time is shortened.
My sports injury happened years ago. Can you still help?
We can heal your sports injury even if you have had it for years. Many individuals erroneously believe that their pain and symptoms will disappear on their own. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Back, knee and elbow pain can become chronic and become worse with physical activity. Not to mention, unhealed injuries can easily be reinjured. Our treatment options can help heal your injury and prevent future injuries and pain.
How long will it take for complete healing?
Healing times vary with the type of injury, severity and the length of time you’ve been injured. We offer a three-pronged approach to treatment. Our first goal is to provide pain relief so that you can perform your daily tasks with less pain. This can take a few weeks or a few months. The next step in the process is healing your injury so that it does not cause you pain in the future. This stage of treatment can take months or years, depending on the severity of your sports injury. The last stage is maintenance, and it is designed to keep your body healthy and properly aligned to prevent injuries in the future.