If you've suffered a sports injury, you may wonder what treatment options are available to you. One option that you may not have considered is chiropractic care. Our chiropractor at Spine Pain Center, serving Myrtle Beach, North Charleston, Summerville, Surfside, Mount Pleasant, SC, and Irmo, Columbia, is trained in treating sports injuries. Here are some frequently asked questions about sports injuries and how chiropractic care can help.
Which Are The Common Sports Injuries Athletes Suffer?
Athletes' most common sports injuries are sprains, strains, and fractures. A sprain is an injury to a ligament, which is the tissue that connects two bones. A strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon, the tissue that attaches muscle to bone. A fracture is a break in a bone.
What Are The The Signs And Symptoms Of A Sports Injury?
Signs and symptoms of a sports injury vary depending on the type and severity of the injury. However, some common signs and symptoms include pain, swelling, bruising, difficulty moving the affected body part, and feeling weak or unsteady. You are more likely to suffer a sports injury if you participate in high-impact activities like football or running. However, any physical activity increases your risk.
How Is A Sports Injury Diagnosed?
Your chiropractor will take a thorough medical history and perform a physical examination to determine the cause of your pain. They may also order imaging tests, such as x-rays or MRI, to further evaluate your injury.
During your initial consultation, be sure to tell your chiropractor about your symptoms and any sporting or other physical activities you participate in regularly. These factors will help them make an accurate diagnosis and create a treatment plan specifically tailored to your needs.
How Does Chiropractic Care Treat Sports Injuries?
Your chiropractor will develop a treatment plan based on the specific type and severity of your injury. Treatment may include:
Injuries such as strains and sprains often cause your joints to become misaligned. Chiropractic adjustments can help restore proper alignment and range of motion, decreasing pain and promoting healing.
Soft Tissue Therapy
This therapy uses techniques like massage and stretching to release tension in the muscles and connective tissues surrounding the injury. This can help relieve pain and promote healing.
Depending on the extent of your injury, your chiropractor may recommend specific exercises to help you regain strength and range of motion. These exercises will be tailored to your needs and may be performed in the chiropractor's office or at home.
Contact Our North Charleston Chiropractor For Sports Injury Treatment
If you've suffered a sports injury, chiropractic care can help. Contact Spine Pain Center at Mt. Pleasant office (843) 884-8444, North Charleston office (843) 606-2412, Surfside Beach office (843) 238-5900, Summerville office (843) 879-9259, North Myrtle Beach office (843) 280-7000, or Irmo, Columbia office (803) 781-4092 to schedule an appointment.