Whether you’re a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or amateur fitness enthusiast, your increased level of activity could place you at higher risk for sports-related injuries. The team at 5th Avenue Chiropractic, located in the Midtown West area of New York City, is experienced and equipped to help prevent, diagnose, and treat your sports injuries. For an expert evaluation, call or book your appointment online.
As the term implies, sports injuries occur during periods of sports, high-intensity physical activity, training, or exercise. While any part of your body can be injured while participating in such activities, sports injuries typically refer to conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system.
Different types of common sports injuries include:
Knees, ankles, wrists, legs, and shoulders are most commonly affected by sports injuries. The neck and back also can be vulnerable to injury, especially during impact sports.
Symptoms of a sports injury are specific to your injury. However, if you have these symptoms, even if they’re mild at first, you should be evaluated, both to prevent further injury and to hasten healing.
Symptoms of injury may include:
Any of these symptoms could be a sign that you have overworked or injured your tissues and may need treatment to avoid chronic pain or ongoing problems.
Aside from high-impact collisions, sports injuries are usually caused by one or more of these contributing factors:
Sports injury prevention focuses on resolving these potential risk factors and decreasing your risk of injury during your favorite activities.
Professional chiropractic care can diagnose and treat your sports injuries, and support your best musculoskeletal health while you participate in healthy levels of increased activity.
If you have sports-related injuries, your treatment plan is personalized to your type of injury, and it may include:
You can trust the experts at 5th Avenue Chiropractic to be a valuable part of your team to help you prevent, diagnose, and treat sports injuries, no matter your favorite sport.
For an evaluation of your sports injury, call or book an appointment online with 5th Avenue Chiropractic today.