Sports Injury

Doctor examining knee Sports injuries encompass a range of injuries that occur during athletic activities or exercise. They can result from overuse, trauma, or improper technique, and they often affect muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones, or joints. These injuries can vary widely in severity, from minor sprains and strains to more serious fractures and dislocations. At Brittian Chiropractic Center, we specialize in providing prompt pain relief for a variety of common sports injuries. Our chiropractic team provides quick pain relief for most common types of sports injuries, including:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Tennis elbow
  • Injury to the knee
  • Pulled hamstring
  • Pulled groin muscle

Chiropractic care is often effective in treating sports injuries that don't involve fractures or bleeding. If you or someone you care about has experienced such an injury, schedule an appointment with one of our skilled chiropractors today.

Who might get a sports injury?

  1. Athletes and professional sports players.
  2. Recreational sports enthusiasts, including weekend warriors.
  3. Novices and beginners in sports or physical activities.
  4. Individuals who overtrain or engage in repetitive motions.
  5. Those who fail to warm up adequately before physical activity.
  6. People with poor physical conditioning or fitness levels.
  7. Older adults experience age-related declines in strength and flexibility.

What are the most common sports injuries?

  • Sprains and Strains: Sprains involve the stretching or tearing of ligaments, while strains involve the stretching or tearing of muscles or tendons. These often occur due to sudden movements or overexertion.
  • Fractures: Broken bones can result from impacts, falls, or overuse. Stress fractures, which are tiny cracks in bones, are common in sports that involve repetitive motions like running or jumping.
  • Tendonitis: This is inflammation of the tendons, often caused by repetitive overuse. It commonly affects the shoulders, elbows, knees, and heels.
  • Dislocations: Joints can be forced out of their normal positions, causing pain and immobility. Dislocations often occur in the shoulder, fingers, and knees.
  • Concussions: Head injuries can happen in contact sports or due to falls. Concussions result from impacts to the head, leading to symptoms such as headache, dizziness, and confusion.
  • Muscle Cramps: These sudden, involuntary contractions of muscles can occur during or after exercise, often due to dehydration or electrolyte imbalances.

Symptoms of a Sports Injury

The symptoms of a sports injury vary depending on the type and severity of the injury but may include:

  • Pain or tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Limited range of motion
  • Instability or weakness in the affected area
  • Difficulty bearing weight

Chiropractic Solutions for Common Sports Injuries

Chiropractic solutions offer a non-invasive approach to managing sports injuries, focusing on alleviating pain and promoting healing. Dr. Gerren Brittian leads our team, utilizing diagnostic tests such as X-rays to pinpoint the source of discomfort and develop personalized treatment plans for each patient. The type of treatment you may receive from your chiropractor includes:

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Spinal adjustment
  • Application of heat or ice
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Cold laser therapy

After just one session, you might experience pain relief, although certain injuries might necessitate multiple visits. Chiropractic treatment offers a safe, non-surgical option and can lead to an immediate improvement in your condition.

What to Expect at Your Chiropractic Appointment

When you visit Brittian Chiropractic Center, you can expect a warm and welcoming environment where your comfort and well-being are our top priorities. Our friendly and professional team strives to accommodate your needs and ensure a positive experience from start to finish.

Scheduling an appointment with us is simple and convenient. Just give our office a call at (336) 293-8931, and we'll work with you to find a time that fits your schedule. Whether you're seeking relief for yourself or a loved one, our dedicated chiropractic team is here to help you get back to feeling your best.

Don't let a sports injury sideline you any longer. Contact Brittian Chiropractic Center today and take the first step toward recovery and relief.