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Sports Medicine

Sports injuries can result from accidents, over-training, or insufficient stretching or warm-up before or after exercise.  The most common sports injuries are ligament sprains, muscle strains, and the “-itis” injuries (tendonitis, bursitis, and fasciitis).  At Springs Chiropractic & Sports Rehab, we treat a variety of common sports injuries by getting to the underlying cause of the dysfunction and correcting it.

To manage injuries and prevent future injuries, we will work to:    

  • Resolve limiting factors in connective tissue first to allow normal function
  • Demonstrate foam rolling and active stretching to loosen tight/guarded muscles, increase flexibility, and reduce soft tissue restriction
  • Design an exercise program to strengthen any under performing muscles
  • Gradually increase your functional exercise capacity to avoid new injury
  • Assist you in performing an appropriate warm-up and cool down before and after sports activity
  • Guide you on a healthy diet, which will nourish the muscles, joints, and connective tissues

   

The most common home treatment recommended for a mild injury is rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE).  This method consists of the following:

  • Rest:  While movement is important to speed healing and allow for full recovery, you should avoid activities that may cause further injury.
  • Ice:  Ice packs can be applied to the injured area, which will help to diminish swelling and pain. Ice should be applied over a towel to the affected area for 15-20 minutes four times a day for several days.  Never place ice directly over the skin.
  • Compression:  Compression of the injured area helps to reduce swelling.  Elastic wraps, air casts, and splints can accomplish this.
  • Elevation:  Elevate the injured part above heart level to reduce swelling and pain.

If this does not resolve pain and/or dysfunction within a few days, it is always advisable to come in to be evaluated for a more serious injury.

Conditions our sports medicine specialists treat include:

  • Arthritis pain
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendonitis and bursitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Shin splints
  • And more

 

If you’ve been sidelined due to a muscle, tendon, or ligament injury, Springs Chiropractic & Sports Rehab are to here to help. We can get your pain and inflammation under control and provide quick relief. Call (719) 531-7188 or (719) 527-6747 today to request an appointment with one of our professionals.

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