Chiropractic for Sports Injuries in Ponte Vedra Beach and Nocatee, FL
Most athletes are hardworking, motivated people who love to stay active. When symptoms of sports injury show up, it's often tempting for athletes to ignore the joint pain and just keep training or working out. The problem with doing that is untreated sports injuries can lead to long-lasting issues that can impact a person's health both on and off the playing field.
Heal your sports injury naturally, while avoiding recurring issues and staying fit throughout your recovery, with help from our team at Ponte Vedra Wellness Center, serving Ponte Vedra Beach and Nocatee, FL.
Chiropractors Treat These Common Sports Injuries
Common sports injuries that our chiropractic physicians diagnose, treat, and prevent include:
- Muscle strains
- Ligament sprains
- Tendonitis and bursitis (e.g., jumper's knee/patellar tendonitis, tennis elbow/lateral epicondylitis)
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shin splints/medial tibial stress syndrome
- Joint pain, neck pain, and back pain
- Pinched or compressed nerve syndromes (e.g., carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital fossa syndrome, peroneal nerve entrapment, and sciatica/radiculopathy)
Signs and symptoms of sports injuries, which vary from mild to severe and can come on gradually or suddenly, include joint pain and stiffness, swelling, weakness, and unusual sounds or sensations like popping, clicking, or grinding.
Risk Factors for Sports Injuries
Any tissue in your body that is exposed to repetitive overload, strain, stress, and movement can become injured. This type of overuse injury is common in people who train too far beyond their current physical ability or do not give themselves adequate rest and recovery between training sessions.
Other common risk factors for sports injury (and other types of personal injuries) include:
- Running surface
- High impact movements
- Contact sports
- Ill-fitting equipment
- Poor technique
- Underlying areas of weakness, old scar tissue, movement imbalances, etc.
- Poor sleep and nutrition
- High stress
It's important to understand that athletes of all ages and abilities experience sports injuries—, from beginners to professionals, in both low-impact and high-impact activities.
Chiropractic Sports Injury Treatment: What to Expect
Our Nocatee and Ponte Vedra Beach chiropractic team treats sports injuries using a variety of drug-free services that support the body's natural healing process, including:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Cold laser therapy
- Massage therapy
- Spinal decompression
At our chiropractic clinic, we don't help athletes by just masking their pain. We help them by identifying and addressing the underlying causes of their injuries to facilitate faster tissue healing, prevent future problems, and enhance their athletic potential!
Are You Struggling with a Sports Injury?
If you live near Nocatee or Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and are looking for help with an acute or chronic sports injury, call the Ponte Vedra Wellness Center to schedule an appointment with Dr. Erika Hamer or Dr. Chitra Rajendran.