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Posts for tag: Sports Injuries

By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
November 23, 2022
Category: Sport's Injuries
Tags: Sports Injuries  

The risk of injury increases when you ride a bike, run, jog, or participate in any activity that requires twisting, turning, lifting, or sprinting. Sprains, strains, fractures, or tears may occur if you don't stretch beforehand and take proper precautions to avoid injury. For example, if you play a contact sport like football or soccer, you should dress appropriately to prevent head trauma or shoulder and knee injuries. If you've suffered any sports injuries in Chula Vista, CA, don't wait until the pain becomes disruptive to your daily life. Consult with Dr. Steven Wachs at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center for a diagnosis and to discuss treatment options.

Treating Long-Term Sports Injuries

According to research, contact and collision sports cause the most injuries. Treatment for sports injuries in Chula Vista, CA, depends on what happens. Acute injuries, such as sprains and dislocations, may necessitate the resting, icing, compression, and elevation (RICE) method. Stress fractures, a more chronic type of injury, may require splints, medication, and physical therapy. Sports injuries can happen to recreational or elite athletes. Chiropractic care can also help prevent overstretching, overuse, and overexertion of the feet, ankles, lower back, shoulders, and neck. Having a chiropractor like Dr. Wachs in your corner can benefit your long-term health if you've sustained a sports injury.

Chiropractic care can do wonders for back and neck injuries, cervical damage, insomnia, irritability, and dizziness. The sooner you begin treatment for your sports injuries in Chula Vista, CA, the faster you can heal and be less likely to delay your recovery. You can't maximize your potential with a sports injury, and delaying treatment might cause further damage down the road. Call Wachs Chiropractic Health Center at (619) 427-4747 to discuss treatment for sports injuries in Chula Vista, CA, for more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Steven Wachs.

By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
May 12, 2022
Category: Sport's Injuries
Tags: Sports Injuries  

If you are dealing with aches, pains, and strains from sports injuries, find out how chiropractic care could help.

While our bodies are designed to do amazing things, you may find that athletic wear and tear may be taking its toll on your physical health. Perhaps certain exercises now hurt more than usual, or your pain and discomfort have you sitting on the sidelines. This is where turning to our Chula Vista, CA, chiropractor Dr. Steven Wachs offers some advantages for faster and more comprehensive healing.

How can a chiropractor help me?

If you aren’t sure what a chiropractor does, it can be difficult to understand when you should turn to one for care. Our chiropractic doctor in Chula Vista, CA, specializes in treating and preventing musculoskeletal injuries, including sports injuries. Through various therapies, our goal is to improve how the body functions while also addressing specific issues you are experiencing.

What problems may be treated by chiropractic therapy?

One of the most common types of chiropractic treatments is spinal manipulation. We want everything to be correctly aligned and balanced, and when something is off within the spine’s alignment, this can lead to back and neck pain and weakness or numbness in the arms, wrists, and hands.

By applying controlled and specific pressure to certain areas of and around the spine, we can help realign the body to alleviate tension and make sure the body works properly. Spinal manipulation is a great way to improve joint function and reduce pain and inflammation.

How is chiropractic care preventive?

As you may tell, the treatments we offer are designed to improve how the body works. Athletes put their bodies through a lot of stress and abuse. So much so that it can often be challenging to know when the pain you are experiencing is because of a potential injury. Through the many chiropractic services we offer here in Chula Vista, CA, we can help the body heal faster and help improve your performance. Getting regular chiropractic care is a great way to maintain an active body to prevent tendon, ligament, spinal or muscular injuries.

Don’t let sports-related injuries keep you from doing what you love. The Chula Vista, CA, chiropractic team at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center can help. Call us today at (619) 427-4747 to schedule a consultation.

By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
December 24, 2020
Category: Injuries
Tags: Sports Injuries  

Athletics provide an outlet for fitness and for fun, but sports injuries can leave you sidelined. A wide range of chiropractic methods is available for helping you prevent injuries, as well as heal from them when they do occur. Dr. Steven Wachs, the experienced chiropractor at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, can help with sports injury prevention and treatment.

Common Sports Injuries

It is not uncommon for recreational or competitive athletes to sustain an injury while participating in sports or other athletic endeavors. Some types of injuries are common in specific activities. For example, bicycling is associated with an increased risk for developing back injuries, while muscle sprains and strains are typical in golf. Foot, ankle, or leg injuries can result from running, but back injuries are also possible. Running puts a lot of stress on the back, which can result in injuries to the joints, discs, and vertebrae.

Weight lifting or bodybuilding can increase your risk of sustaining an injury to the back, shoulders, neck, or knees. Lower back injuries are common among swimmers, while skiers can be at risk of spraining or straining various muscles. Minor spinal fractures are also a possibility while skiing. Finally, tennis elbow, which involves a torn or ruptured tendon, is a common sports injury among tennis players. In general, anyone participating in sports or athletics could sustain an injury to the back of one of the joints, such as the elbows, knees, shoulders, ankles, or elbows.

Sports Injury Prevention

It is possible to prevent sports injuries or at least reduce your risk of sustaining one by taking certain preventive measures. One way to prevent injuries is to increase flexibility through stretching exercises. Performing strength-building exercises, such as movements to strengthen the back, can also prevent certain types of injuries. Wearing protective gear, such as padding or helmets, is another way to reduce the risk of injury.

Visiting the chiropractor regularly can also help with injury prevention. A properly aligned spine helps the muscles relax and promotes more flexible joints, which can make you less prone to being injured during athletic activities. The skilled chiropractic team at our facility in Chula Vista can assist with the prevention of sports injuries by teaching you exercises for increasing strength and flexibility.

Chiropractic Treatments for Sports Injuries

Sports injuries can still occur even when you take steps to prevent them. Fortunately, there are many effective chiropractic services for helping you heal and recover from an injury. A wide range of methods is available for providing relief from pain, reducing inflammation and swelling, improving mobility, and promoting healing. Some chiropractic techniques can help minimize the risk of subsequent injuries by strengthening the affected area so it is less susceptible to injury down the road.

Playing sports, whether competitively or for fun, is an excellent way to have fun while staying fit. Unfortunately, injuries can happen, but we are here to help.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Wachs for help with your sports injuries by calling Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista at (619) 427-4747. We also have satellite offices in Oceanside and Escondido that can be reached at the same phone number.

By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
April 11, 2019
Category: Injuries
Tags: Sports Injuries  

Are you a regular athlete or "a weekend warrior?" Either way, the constant motion, pressure, and tension of athletic pursuits strain joints, sports injuryligaments, muscles, and bones. At Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, CA, sports injuries are a particular interest of Dr. Steven Wachs. Specially trained in chronic and acute sports injuries, he uses chiropractic techniques to increase both performance and wellness.

Chiropractic care gives you an advantage

The American Chiropractic Association says that 90 percent of professional and other world-renowned athletes use chiropractic care to increase their levels of performance and to avoid both acute and long term sports injuries in Chula Vista, CA. Whatever the sport, participation almost guarantees some sort of injury to joints, connective tissue, and more. The back--the cervical, thoracic and lower spine--is particularly prone.

However, a complete chiropractic evaluation at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, CA, can diagnose current problems and identify areas of weakness. A hands on examination of the spine, along with X-rays and MRIs as needed, help your chiropractor craft a care and training plan to heal, protect and strengthen your spine and other areas of the body, too.

Chiropractic manipulations, often part of a care plan, increase mobility, reduce inflammation, help circulation and loosen areas of muscular tightness. This hands-on therapy, sometimes preceded by massage, puts the spine back into proper alignment, keeping your vertebrae and associated nerves in proper balance.

Examples of sports injuries

Dr. Wachs sees a variety of sports injuries at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center. They include:

  • Sprains
  • Sore muscles
  • Stress fractures
  • Herniated discs
  • Pinched nerves
  • Whiplash

Other chiropractic techniques

Here are some treatments your chiropractor may recommend when you present with an acute sports injury or repetitive injury:

  • Rest
  • Ice or heat depending on the specific problem
  • Compression (with an elastic bandage)
  • Elevation above heart level
  • Massage
  • Physical therapy
  • TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
  • Spinal adjustments
  • Nutritional planning and supplementation
  • Adequate hydration

How can we help you?

If you suffer an acute sports injury, or if you anticipate beginning a sport or a vigorous program of exercise, come to Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, CA. Walk-ins are definitely welcome as Dr. Wachs and his team want to put you on the path to optimal spinal wellness and function--no matter what level of athlete you are. Call us at (619) 427-4747!

By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
July 19, 2018
Category: Injuries
Tags: Sports Injuries  

Sport InjuryYour favorite sport can be hard on your body, causing aches, pains, and injuries that keep you off the court, field, or track. Dr. Steven Wachs of Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, Oceanside, and Escondido, CA, provides a variety of treatments that can help you return to the game.

What types of injuries are caused by sports participation?

Injuries often occur due to poor technique, failure to warm up, overuse injuries, discrepancies in leg length, and muscle or tendon weakness, in addition to other causes. Common types of injuries reported by athletes include:

  • Head and Neck Trauma: Football is probably the sport that comes to mind when you think about sports-related head trauma, but the head and neck injuries can occur in other sports too. Gymnasts, soccer players, boxers, and hockey and lacrosse players may experience blows or falls that cause concussions, cervical spine or neck injuries, headaches, dizziness, and neck and back pain.
  • Back Injuries: Swimmers, weightlifters (even those who only use resistance bands), tennis players, runners, golfers, and others may be prone to developing back injuries. Back pain is particularly common in sports that involve twisting, flexing, lifting, or sudden jarring movements. Your Chula Vista, Oceanside, or Escondido chiropractor can offer treatments that will help relieve your symptoms, including manual manipulations that realign your spinal column, massage, ice/heat therapy, ultrasound, and other therapies.
  • Sprains and Strains: Sprains and strains can happen in nearly any sport, even low-impact sports like swimming. You may be more likely to experience a sprain if you participate in sports that involve jumping or forceful landings, such as basketball or gymnastics.
  • Tennis Elbow: Tennis elbow occurs due to a tear or rupture in the tendon that connects the muscles of the forearm to the outer part of the elbow. It's particularly common in tennis players, but can occur in any sport that involves repetitive arm movements, such as weightlifting.

Chiropractic care can help relieve pain and improve range of motion and other issues that often accompany sports injuries. Call Dr. Wachs of Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, Oceanside, and Escondido, CA, at (619) 427-4747 to schedule an appointment.