Sports Injuries and How to Deal with Serious Cases
The older you get, the longer it takes sport-related injuries to heal. Without proper attention, these injuries will linger and cause all kinds of problems later in life. You might have a shoulder that has been acting up for years. Or maybe you have a knee that causes fits from time to time. These usually stem from injuries sustained at an earlier time in life, but you don’t have to accept these injuries as part of your life. All you need to do is have it addressed now. By addressing the injury early on, you will avoid those long-term problems. We can help you with whatever kind of sports-related injury you may be experiencing. Our team of experts at Chiro-Med Health and Wellness Centers are here to help get you back on your feet.
Treating Sports Injuries
Most sports injuries are not broken bones or twisted ankles. Instead, most injuries are internal and may not have any pain or discomfort at first. However, leaving your sports injury untreated can lead to major complications later in life. Over time, the injury will compound itself, and before you know it, that small discomfort will turn into something that will prevent your body from performing at its optimal level. Our team is here to help restore your full functionality and correct these injuries.
Often, the injury is due to a bone that has slightly shifted out of position, or it is rubbing up against a nerve. These are issues your primary healthcare provider is likely not able to see, and even if they can, they might tell you to consider surgery. Surgery for these kinds of injuries should be a last-ditch effort. Thankfully, you likely won't need to consider anything of that nature. All you need to do is see our team and we can get to the bottom of your knee, back, neck, or whatever other bodily pain you are dealing with.
Here are some of the more common sports-related injures we see at our office.
- Shin Splints: These are often found in runners, tennis, soccer, and basketball players due to frequent start and stop motions. Those with chronic pain usually receive treatment on their ankle, calf, and foot.
- Knee Injuries: Runner's knee causes pain and tenderness by the kneecap or around the sides of the knee. It is often caused by misalignments of the hip and spine. Our team will make adjustments to properly align the affected area to ease the stress on joints, decrease inflammation, and help with healing.
- Sprains and Strains: Strains and sprains happen when a tendon, ligament, or muscle is torn. Often massage is used to increase proper blood flow to help reduce inflammation.
- Dislocations: These are seen in high-impact sports like football or hockey. To treat dislocations, they use a combination of ultrasound, laser therapy, hot/cold compresses, electrotherapy, and a slow increase of exercise to strengthen the shoulder.
Schedule Your Consultation Today in Orland Park
It doesn't matter if you recently injured yourself or if you are still dealing with a sports injury from years ago, our team will help restore you to your pre-injury self. Here at Chiro-Med Health and Wellness Centers, we are proud to serve you with the best quality of chiropractic care in the Orland Park area. Contact our office to schedule a visit with our team. Find out how we can help you or your child with a sports-related injury.