Ponte Vedra Wellness Center: Sports Injury
With autumn upon us, it is time for another year full of sports. Sports are a great way for people to stay in shape, hang out with their friends, and experience a little bit of teamwork. Of course, sports always come with their fair share of risks. There is always a risk of injury when someone enters the competitive arena. Everyone needs to know that a well-rounded treatment plan can not only fix acute injuries but can also prevent them from happening in the first place. The dedicated team at the Ponte Vedra Wellness Center is here to make sure that everyone in the Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, area has access to a trained chiropractor.
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.
Numerous Examples of Sports Injury Issues
When someone is playing sports, numerous issues might arise. Some of the most common sports injuries that we see in our clinic involve:
Overuse Injuries: These are very common and affect the shoulders, knees, hips, and more. When someone participates in multiple practices and games on end, their muscles start to feel sore and tired. This makes people prone to developing injuries.
Sprains and Strains: Whether it is a knee sprain, a hamstring strain, a shoulder sprain, we have seen it all. These are acute injuries that arise when the muscles, ligaments, or tendons are stretched too far.
Back Injuries: We see back injuries all the time. This might be due to an issue with paraspinal muscles or even a pinched nerve. Regardless, these injuries always deserve the attention of a chiropractor.
Treatment Options from the Ponte Vedra Wellness Center
We have a variety of treatment options for these injuries. Our treatment team has a lot of experience in dealing with sports injuries. We perform manipulations and alignments that will get that back feeling better quickly and safely. We can design a group of corrective exercises that can strengthen the joints and prevent these injuries from returning. Your Ponte Vedra Beach chiropractor will take a well-rounded approach to your sports injury, identify the root cause, and prevent it from returning in the future.
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
- 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.
Call Us Today to Learn More
At the Ponte Vedra Wellness Center, we have served the great citizens of the Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, area from the first day that we opened our doors. We have the team to get you ready for another season of competitive sports. We can handle all of your injury treatment and prevention concerns, so please call us today to make an appointment. Call our main office at 904-242-6517.