Sports Injury Frequently Asked Questions
As an athlete, you understand that you need to be on top of your game at all times. Sustaining a sports injury can leave with aches and pains that might leave you out of the field for a while. Here at Meek Chiropractic in Springfield, MO, we want you to be at your best, so we offer sports injury treatment to help reduce your pain and prevent injury reoccurrence.
How Can I Tell The Difference Between An Injury and Normal Sports Soreness?
It's normal to have aches and pains after a tough workout, especially if you're diving into a new routine. This type of soreness typically wears off after a few days. Sports injuries are different than normal soreness. When you're injured, you'll find that the pain is making it difficult or impossible to go about your daily activities. A sports injury isn't likely to go away after a few days like standard post-workout ache. You may experience swelling, bruising, redness, or a limited range of motion at the site of your sports injury.
Can I Treat a Sports Injury At Home?
The RICE method, which is rest, ice, compression, and elevation, is a good sports injury treatment you can do at home if you have a minor injury. However, for best results, it's important to have your injury treated by our health care professionals.
Do Most Sports Injuries Get Better On Their Own?
Some sports injuries will get better on their own, but others will not. Often, sports injuries heal in a way that makes the injured site susceptible to reinjury. While the injury may feel better, it's hard to know whether it's fully healed without the help of an experienced medical professional.
How Can A Chiropractor Help Heal A Sports Injury?
When you come in for your appointment, we'll talk with you about how your injury occurred, and we'll examine your injury to learn more. Your chiropractor will develop a sports injury treatment plan to help your body heal on its own. Most of our patients find success using a few different modalities of chiropractic treatment, including spinal adjustment, massage, cold laser therapy, corrective exercise, and ultrasound. We'll revisit your treatment plan at each visit and adjust as necessary to ensure you continue healing.
Alleviate Your Pain with Natural Therapies
If you suffered from a sports injury, Meek Chiropractic is here to help you get back to the top of your game. Call our chiropractors in Springfield, MO, at 417-887-0340 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you make a full recovery.