Sports Injury FAQ
Sports injuries can be devastating and lead to permanent disabilities. In the United States, over 3.5 million children and teens suffer from a sports injury every year, with that number not even counting the number of adults that need treatment for a sports injury. Fortunately, Dr. Chau and his staff at Convergent Therapies, PLLC, are dedicated to helping you or a loved one recover from sports injuries at their office near Tacoma WA. If you live in Gig Harbor and need relief from sports injury-related ailments and pain, Dr. Chau can help.
What Are Sports Injuries?
Sports injuries can occur for a variety of reasons. The most common sports injuries are related to trauma and overuse of the muscles.
Some common sports injuries include:
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Achilles Tendon Injuries
- Knee Injuries
- Shin Splints
- Tennis Elbow
- Back Injuries
- Back Pain
- ACL Injuries
All sports injuries need immediate treatment by a medical professional. Failing to do so can lead to permanent disability and an increased risk of reinjury.
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
If you're in the healing process of an injury, you might notice it takes time for the body to fully recover. Muscles tend to stiffen up, lose mobility, and become inflamed and painful after an injury. A sports chiropractor can help speed up the recovery process by using several, non-invasive methods that don't require the use of pain medications or surgery.
Treatment options your sports chiropractor might use include:
- Massage therapy
- Muscle exercises to encourage blood flow and natural healing
- Stretches to reduce inflammation
- Physical exercises to increase mobility
- Chiropractic adjustments for pain and injuries related to the spine
What if I Don't Visit a Chiropractor?
Sports injuries can take an incredibly long time to heal. This is especially true if you don't allow yourself to rest and fully recover from injuries. Not getting help for a sports injury has serious consequences, such as immobility, misalignments, clicking and popping noises, and instability.
Other injuries, such as knee injuries and soft-tissue damage, can lead to weakness and loss of muscle strength if left untreated. It's important to visit a chiropractor to prevent medical complications arising from your injury as well for getting some much-needed pain relief.
Get Help From our Gig Harbor Sports Chiropractor Today
At Convergent Therapies, Dr. Chau and his team know just how difficult it can be to live with chronic and acute pain due to sports injuries. Call our clinic in Gig Harbor near Tacoma WA today to book an appointment and get started on your path to recovery at (253) 254-5653.