Sport Injury FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Sports Injuries

Injuries are a part of sports. Whether you are playing a sport for recreation or professionally, there is always a risk of injury. While some injuries may be minor and heal on their own, others can be more serious and require medical attention. At Mitchell L. Kaplan, DC in Melbourne, FL, our chiropractor provides a wide range of treatments for sports injuries. When you visit us with a sports injury, you will get a comprehensive assessment and a customized treatment plan to get you back on the field as fast as possible. Let’s take a look at some of the questions we run into regarding sports injuries.

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What are the most common types of sports injuries?

The most common sports injuries affect the muscles, ligaments, joints, and tendons. Sprains, strains, and bruises are common acute injuries that occur when a force is directed against your body. A sprain occurs when you damage or tear a ligament by twisting or overextending it. A strain is caused by a pulled or torn muscle or tendon. A bruise occurs when the blood vessels are damaged and blood leaks into the surrounding tissues.

What causes sports injuries?

Sports injuries can be caused by a single traumatic event such as spraining your ankle while stepping off a curb, but most sports injuries result from overuse. If you perform the same movement over and over, your muscles, joints, and tendons can become overloaded.

What are the signs and symptoms of a sports injury?

A wide variety of injuries may occur depending on where you are injured and how badly you are hurt. Sports injuries can cause pain, tenderness, and swelling in the tissues directly or near the site of the injury. Some injuries may be more serious and cause muscle weakness.

What should I do to relieve a sports injury at home?

If you have an acute injury, such as a sprain or strain, you should try to reduce the swelling and pain by using ice packs. Wrap the ice pack in a towel and place it on the injured area for 15 minutes. Repeat this every two to four hours for the first day or two after the injury. You should also rest and elevate the injured area.

What treatments does a chiropractor provide for sports injuries?

Our chiropractor provides a variety of treatments including manual adjustments to improve joint mobility, soft tissue mobilization for scar tissue adhesions or spasms, therapeutic exercises, massage therapy, and lifestyle advice to reduce your risk of future injuries.

Contact Mitchell L. Kaplan, DC in Melbourne, FL

We provide quality chiropractic care services for patients with sports injuries. When you visit Mitchell L. Kaplan, DC, we will perform an examination to determine the cause of your pain and create an individualized treatment plan. Call our team today at (321) 255-3003 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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