Frequently Asked Questions About Sports Injury Treatment
A sports injury can take some time to heal, and that's frustrating. If you return to your sport too early, you risk injuring yourself again. That's likely to make matters even worse. That's why quality chiropractic care is so important. A physical examination should be performed right after you're injured, and a treatment plan should be developed. For sports injury treatment here in Omaha, come visit us at Godfrey Chiropractic.
How Do Sports Injuries Happen?
Most sports injuries are caused by traumatic and instantaneous hyperextension and hyperflexion of a joint muscle, tendon or a ligament. Such injuries can be painful and temporarily debilitating.
How Can Chiropractic Care Aid Sports Injury Treatment?
Chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat sports injuries. With a thorough examination, the cause of a sports injury victim's pain and dysfunction can be isolated and diagnosed. Then, a conservative treatment plan without medications or surgery can be formulated. That plan might include any of the following:
- Ice and heat to reduce nerve inflammation.
- Ultrasound to relax stretched, knotted or inflamed muscles.
- Electronic muscle stimulation that sends signals to specific muscles to block pain receptors.
- Chiropractic adjustments or manipulation to align dysfunctional joints.
- Home exercises to strengthen the muscles around a joint that has been realigned and help keep it in place.
How Can I Prevent Sports Injuries?
Appropriate protective gear is for everybody and it works great as long as you remember to wear it. Always warm up before getting started. Warming up is critical to injury prevention. Don't participate in a sport if you're tired or in pain. Exhaustion raises the likelihood of becoming injured, and if you're in pain, there's a high probability that you've already suffered an injury. As tempting as it may be to struggle through it, you don't want to aggravate the injury by continuing the activity.
Chiropractic Care in Omaha
If you have recently suffered a sports injury and you are considering your treatment options, call Godfrey Chiropractic at (402) 331-0392 to see if we can help. Our chiropractic care can help a wide variety of injuries and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have prior to your visit. Don’t let a sports injury slow you down, call us today and we’ll have you back in the game in no time at all.