Sports Injuries Westchester
Sports injuries are common among both professional athletes and those who enjoy recreational sports. You can get chiropractic care or sports medicine treatment at Advanced Spine and Sports Medicine to effectively treat your injuries and get back in the game. We offer a range of sports injury treatment Westchester which could include chiropractic adjustment, massage therapy, physical therapy, and PRP injections to relieve pain and accelerate healing. Our licensed chiropractor Westchester will design a treatment plan to meet your needs.
Sports Injuries Treated by a Chiropractor Westchester
Almost any part of the body can get injured during sports. Sports injuries can be acute or chronic but
they can both cause pain or discomfort, reduce range of motion, or cause loss of mobility. Head, back, neck, leg, joint, musculoskeletal, and soft tissue injuries such as those mentioned below are commonly treated by a chiropractor in Westchester:
Concussions and contusions: Also known as a traumatic brain injury (TBI), a concussion is an injury due to a severe blow to the head. It is typically seen in high-impact sports such as soccer. A concussion is different from a bruise on the head called a contusion. The spinal joints in the neck may also get injured from a concussion or the nerves may get pinched. A chiropractor can help to relieve pain caused by contusions, concussions, and concussion-related neck injuries.
Ligament sprains: Ligaments are the tough but flexible connective tissue that connects and holds two bones, joints, or cartilages together. A sprain occurs when the tissue over-stretches or tears. Ankle and wrist sprains are common ligament sprains that affect athletes. Typical sprain symptoms are pain, swelling, bruising, and trouble moving the joint.
Muscle or tendon strains: Tendons are soft tissues that connect muscles to the bone. When the muscle or tendon stretches too far or tears, this is called a strain. The most common strains occur in the hamstring or the back. Swelling, pain, spasms, and muscle weakness are common symptoms of a strain.
Tendonitis: Tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, achilles tendonitis, and rotator cuff tendonitis are common sports injuries. They happen when the tendon, for example in the elbow or back of the lower leg, becomes irritated or inflamed leading to pain, muscle weakness, or loss of mobility.
Knee injury: Injuries to the knee occur more frequently in runners, hence the name "runner's knee.” Pain and tenderness around the kneecap or the back or sides of the knee is common. More severe injuries are ligament and cartilage damage which may occur due to a blow to the knee, failure to warm up, or twisting the knee.
Shin splints: Overuse or failing to warm up or stretch the muscles before running is a common cause of shin splints. As the name suggests, this painful injury affects the shin bone or tibia in the front lower section of the leg. Shin splints may also occur from running, overtraining, or jumping on hard surfaces and is common in runners, dancers, and gymnasts. The pain is due to inflammation of the muscle, tendon, or bone around the shin.
Fractures: A break in the bone due to a one-time injury is called a fracture (acute fracture). Bones can fracture from a fall or severe blow or from repeated stress, such as repetitive hits to the same location of the bone (stress fracture). Stress fractures in the feet or leg typically occur from jumping or running. Pain is a common symptom usually felt when bearing down on the affected leg or foot.
Dislocations: Two joints can separate or dislocate, particularly during high-impact sports such as football or sports that involve repeated falling or stretching. Joint dislocation is more common in the shoulders and can be quite painful and debilitating.
Sports Injury Treatment Westchester
Sports injury relief in Westchester targets pain and other symptoms such as swelling or inflammation to promote healing and restore mobility. Treatment could include the following:
Our chiropractor Westchester is experienced in performing spinal adjustment using the Gonstead Method. Precise force is applied to the neck and back to realign the spine and relieve pain by taking the pressure off the nerves and spinal joints. Doing this also promotes proper form and posture to prevent future injuries during sports.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are an innovative sports medicine treatment that offers effective sports injury relief Westchester. PRP injections provide natural healing by using concentrated platelets from your blood to accelerate healing. We use PRP therapy to treat common sports injuries such as:
- Muscle strains
- Ligament sprains
- Joint pain, such as wrist, ankle, or knee pain
- Other sports injury relief treatments
The following other treatments are useful in reducing pain, swelling, and inflammation and aid healing:
- Heat or Cold Therapy
- Kinesio Taping
- Physical Therapy
- Stretch Exercises
- Massage Therapy
- Electric Stimulation
- Active Release Technique (ART)
- Getting sports injury relief Westchester
Sports injuries should be treated right away to prevent chronic pain or loss of mobility. Sports injury treatment Westchester does not only relieve pain naturally, but it also promotes total-body wellness and strengthening to prevent recurring sports injuries. Give us a call today to book an appointment.
8810 South Sepulveda Blvd Los Angeles,
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8810 South Sepulveda Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90045