While physical activity has many health benefits, it can also put you at risk for injury. If you have a sports injury, it's essential that you allow your injury to properly heal. Located in Ft. Lauderdale, Dr. Raby at Dynamic Chiropractic can help you rehabilitate from your injury.
Common Sports Injuries We Treat
If you're dealing with pain, limited movement, or other symptoms of injury, don't try to push through the pain. Seeking fast treatment can prevent additional damage and speed up your recovery. We treat a wide range of injuries, but some of the injuries we see more frequently include:
- Sprains and strains: When muscles or ligaments are overstretched or torn, it can cause sprains or strains. These injuries typically occur in the knee, ankle, or wrist.
- Achilles tendon injuries: The Achilles tendon stretches from your heel to your calf muscle. It can be torn during many physical activities, leaving you with a painful injury. Other forms of tendonitis, such as tennis elbow, are also common.
- Plantar fasciitis: When you put a lot of stress on your feet, the band of tissue on the bottom of the foot can become inflamed. This injury is especially common in runners.
- Sciatica: Sports injuries can push joints out of alignment, putting pressure on nerves. The sciatic nerve, which is the longest nerve in your body, is most likely to be affected. Compressed nerves can leave you with pain, numbness, and tingling.
How Chiropractic Care Helps
Since chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries, chiropractic care is a highly effective treatment for most sports injuries. Gentle adjustments can restore alignment to the musculoskeletal system, reducing inflammation and easing pain. In addition to adjustments, treatment typically includes soft tissue therapy, like massage and myofascial release. This can increase blood flow to the injured area, which helps the body to heal more quickly. These treatments can also restore the range of motion in injured muscles and joints.
Not only can a chiropractor help you rehabilitate from an injury, but they can also help you avoid future injuries. Chiropractors can identify imbalances in the body and can work with you to strengthen weak muscles. They can also recommend stretches and exercises that increase flexibility. When your body is properly aligned, you're far less likely to hurt yourself while playing sports.
Get Sports Injury Treatment in Ft. Lauderdale
Sports injuries can be painful and frustrating, but with proper treatment, you'll be able to resume your normal activities in no time. Visit Dynamic Chiropractic in Ft. Lauderdale if you're recovering from an injury. We'll provide you with care throughout the healing process. Call our team today at (954) 938-4321 to learn more or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Raby.