Sports Injury Treatment and Prevention at Cleveland Chiropractic & Massage
Chiropractic care provides drug-free services for athletes of all ages and abilities. Discover how our Cleveland chiropractic staff can help if you want to heal or prevent a sports injury.
Why Athletes Get Injured: Sports Injury Risk Factors and Causes
While minor aches are common in active individuals, joint pain and other issues lasting longer than two weeks usually indicate an underlying sports injury that needs to be addressed. Otherwise, acute injuries can progress into chronic problems that impair a person’s function and quality of life.
A key component of healing sports injuries is figuring out why an injury developed in the first place. Some of the most common factors underlying sports injury in our patients include:
- Underlying postural imbalances, scar tissue from old injuries, or areas of limited joint range of motion or weakness
- Inadequate rest between training sessions
- Poor sleep
- Poor nutrition
- Environmental factors like running surfaces, sports equipment, footwear, and weather
- Nature of sport activities (e.g., repetitive movements, high impact movements, contact sports)
- Sports-related accidents (e.g., falls, awkward landings/pivots, collisions, etc.)
Sports Injury Symptoms and Types
Acute sports injuries often present with classic signs of inflammation, including acute swelling, redness, warmth, and pain, while chronic sports injuries can come with muscle weakness, muscle guarding/spasms, reduced range of motion, and abnormal sensations like popping or clicking, in addition to pain. Symptom type and duration vary considerably between individuals.
Common sports injuries our chiropractors treat include:
- Muscle strains
- Ligament sprains
- Whiplash and concussions
- Joint pain and back pain
- Nerve compression (e.g., sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome)
Chiropractic Care for Sports Injuries: How Our Cleveland Chiropractors Can Help
Ironically, staying active is one of the best ways to stay healthy and avoid long-term mobility issues. So, if you have a sports injury, our Cleveland chiropractic team can help you heal it as quickly as possible so you can get back to the physical activities you love!
Enjoy services like chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, and corrective exercises that will help your body heal itself.
We won’t tell you to stop moving altogether as you receive treatment. Instead, we’ll help you figure out safe and efficient ways to move and modify your favorite activities as you recover.
Call Now to Start Your Journey with Sports Injury Chiropractic Care in Garner, NC
Cleveland Chiropractic & Massage proudly serves Garner (40/42) area of NC, including the Cleveland and Clayton communities. If you’re looking for a sports injury chiropractor you can trust with your recovery, call us at (919) 772-7996 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nicholas Ferez or Dr. Michelle Elliott.