Playing sports is an exciting way to stay fit. However, if an athlete does not take the proper precautions, they can become injured on game day. Sports injuries can range from muscle sprains and strains to painful joint subluxations or tears. Athletes of all levels know the importance of preventing injuries and effective recovery, so seeking treatment for these injuries is essential if you want to get back in the game. At Island Chiropractic & Next Step Physical Therapy of Hicksville, we offer exceptional rehabilitative care for sports injuries to help you achieve the fastest and most effective results.
What Are Sports Injuries?
Sports injuries can occur when engaging in sports or vigorous exercise. These injuries can result from overtraining, poor conditioning, and improper form. Some of the sports injuries we see at Island Chiropractic & Next Step Physical Therapy of Hicksville include:
- Ankle sprains and strains.
- Tennis elbow.
- Knee injuries.
- Shoulder injuries.
- Back and neck injuries.
- Disc Injuries
- Muscle sprains and strains.
These injuries can leave your body feeling stiff and sore, limiting your range of motion. As a result, it can become more challenging to run, jump, hit, or kick as well as you usually would. Many athletes tend to push through discomfort and pain for fear they’ll disappoint their teammates or coaches. However, being a team player when your body is misaligned increases your risk of injury. Our team at Island Chiropractic & Next Step Physical Therapy of Hicksville provides compassionate chiropractic care to help you stay safe on the field, whether you’re running bases or shooting hoops.
Treating Sports Injuries
As an athlete, it’s crucial for you to stay in peak form and understand your body. Most people associate chiropractic care with neck or back treatment, but athletes seek chiropractic care when injured or for preventative maintenance. At Island Chiropractic & Next Step Physical Therapy of Hicksville, we implement a variety of chiropractic tactics to help relieve pain and treat sports injuries. Some components of our sports injury care include manual spinal manipulation, massage therapy, heat and cold therapy, and exercise. We will perform a thorough examination of your injury to determine the best course of action to get you back on the field. Here are some of the ways that chiropractic care can benefit sports injuries:
- Restores proper spinal alignment.
- Enhances your range of motion through therapeutic exercises and adjustments.
- Reduces pain.
- Boosts your energy and reduces fatigue.
- It helps you heal quickly after an injury.
A sports injury can put you on the bench for the rest of the season, so it’s crucial to seek treatment immediately to get back to the sport you love. Your body works hard both on and off of the field. Give your body the care it deserves by scheduling an appointment with our team at Island Chiropractic & Next Step Physical Therapy of Hicksville.