While sporting activities are an excellent way to stay fit, they can also cause injuries. The earlier you seek treatment, the earlier you can return to your favorite sport, especially if you're a professional athlete. You can trust our chiropractor at Thorburn Chiropractic Center in Burbank, CA, to diagnose your sports injury and provide the right treatment. We aim to help you regain the strength you need to resume your daily activities.
What Are the Most Common Sports Injuries?
Sprains and strains: Sprains involve all ligaments in a joint, while strains are injuries to the tendons or muscles. The most common sprains and strains occur when an athlete suddenly changes direction, such as when a soccer player twists their ankle.
Tennis and golfer's elbow: Tennis elbow is an injury to the muscles that control the wrist and fingers. A golfer's elbow affects the forearm muscles involved in swinging a golf club.
Shin splints: These are caused by overuse injuries to the lower leg. They can be extremely painful and make it difficult for an athlete to walk or run.
Rotator cuff injuries: The rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles surrounding the shoulder joint. Rotator cuff tears are common among athletes who throw, such as in baseball.
Fractures: Athletes who engage in sports involving a risk of collisions and falls are most susceptible to fractures.
Concussions: Concussions are one of the most common sports injuries today. Symptoms include dizziness, nausea, confusion, loss of memory, and unconsciousness.
Back injuries: Back injuries, such as herniated disks, are common among athletes who participate in sports that require them to bend over.
How Do I Know If I Have a Sports Injury?
You might have a sports injury if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Difficulty running, walking, or performing other physical activities
- Prolonged pain in the affected area
- Swelling or bruising around a joint
- Arm or leg weakness
- An out-of-place bone or joint
- Joint immobility
- Tenderness in the affected area
Chiropractic Treatment for Sports Injuries
When you visit our chiropractor, she will conduct a thorough physical examination and ask questions about your medical history. This will help her determine the extent of your injury and how to treat it. Depending on the diagnosis, she may recommend spinal manipulation, joint mobilization, massage therapy, heat/cold therapy, and many others to treat your injury, provide pain relief, and improve your range of motion.
Visit Thorburn Chiropractic Center in Burbank, CA, for Sports Injury Treatment
At Thorburn Chiropractic Center in Burbank, CA, we provide sports injury diagnosis and chiropractic treatment. Our chiropractor will quickly diagnose your problem and provide the right treatment, whether you have a sprain, strain, concussion, back injury, tennis elbow, etc. Call us today to book an appointment at (818) 841-1313.