Sports Injuries

5th Avenue Chiropractic, PLLC

Chiropractors located in Midtown, New York, NY

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.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are sports injuries?

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:

  • Bone fractures
  • Bone dislocations
  • Muscle or tendon strains
  • Ligament sprains
  • Shin splints
  • Tendinitis
  • Ligament or tendon rupture
  • Pinched nerves
  • Neck injury

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.

What are symptoms of sports injuries?

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:

  • Unusual pain during activity or at rest
  • Burning or dull pain
  • Inflammation of specific areas
  • Immobility or change in mobility  
  • Tingling or numbness in extremities
  • Muscle spasms
  • Inability to bear weight

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.

What causes sports injuries?

Aside from high-impact collisions, sports injuries are usually caused by one or more of these contributing factors:

  • Poor body mechanics
  • Improper equipment
  • Lack of conditioning
  • Insufficient pre-workout stretching
  • Ineffective warm-up or cool down

Sports injury prevention focuses on resolving these potential risk factors and decreasing your risk of injury during your favorite activities.

How can chiropractic care treat sports injuries?

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:

  • Diagnostic X-ray
  • Spinal decompression
  • Spinal manipulation
  • Massage therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Stretches and warm-up recommendations

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.