Sport Injuries Treatment Options

Football, tennis, swimming, and other competitive sports pose a certain level of risk for injury. There is also a risk of injury with athletic activities that involve a lot of repetitive movements, such as running and weightlifting. Whatever your sport, it is important to ensure proper healing if you sustain an athletic injury. Dr. Steven Wachs, the board certified chiropractor at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, CA, treats sports injuries using a variety of chiropractic techniques and therapies.

Common Sports Injuries

Athletes of all ages participating in any type of sport, whether competitively or recreationally, are likely to sustain an injury at some point. Each sport tends to be associated with certain types of injuries. Some of the injuries commonly associated with different sports include:

  • Football — Neck and spinal injuries, head trauma
  • Soccer — Neck and spinal injuries, head trauma
  • Tennis — Shoulder injuries, tennis elbow, and ankle sprains
  • Body Building/Weight Lifting — Back, neck, shoulder, and knee injuries
  • Running — Foot, ankle, and leg injuries, as well as the back
  • Bicycling — Upper and lower back injuries
  • Skiing — Muscle sprains and strains, as well as spinal fractures
  • Golf — Muscle sprains and strains to the lower back
  • Swimming — Lower back injuries

Chiropractic Treatments for Sports Injuries

Seeking treatment for sports injuries is critical for ensuring the injury heals correctly without long-term complications. There are numerous chiropractic options for treating sports injuries. Various therapies, techniques, and exercises exist for realigning the spine, reducing inflammation and swelling, alleviating pain and discomfort, and improving circulation, as well as increasing flexibility and range of motion.

The experienced chiropractor at our practice in Chula Vista, CA, understands sports injuries and will develop a custom treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Some chiropractic methods, therapies, and techniques that might be used to treat your sports injury include:

  • Adjustments
  • Massage therapy
  • Spinal manipulation
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Ice or heat therapy
  • Acupunture

Participating in sports is a great way to compete, get exercise, and have fun, but injuries do happen. Chiropractic care is an effective way to ensure an injury heals correctly so you can get back to playing your sport. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Wachs to learn more about chiropractic treatments for sports injuries by calling Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, CA, with additional locations in Escondido and Oceanside, at (619) 427-4747.


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