Many children, teens, and adults enjoy playing sports. Whether professionally, on an amateur team, or just for fun, sports are a great way to stay physically active and have fun with friends and family. Of course, all that physical movement can lead to injury. Overextending a joint, landing wrong, or colliding with another player are all possibilities.
Fortunately, you have an effective way to treat and prevent sports injuries—chiropractic care at Back and Neck Pain Center in Clearwater, FL. Our services are suitable for athletes and anyone else who has been injured from engaging in physical activity. Routine care can even boost athletic performance and prevent future injuries.
Please contact our chiropractor in Clearwater, Dr. Monte Venis, for more information or to schedule a sports injury consultation.
When you overexert yourself playing sports, your bones and muscles are susceptible to injury, especially as you lose flexibility, agility, and balance with age. Some of the most common ways people are injured playing sports include:
In minor cases, at-home treatments may be sufficient. These include taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication, compressing and icing the injured area, and resting until you recover.
However, in many cases, sports injuries take longer to heal if you attempt to treat them at home. Chiropractic care can make a tremendous difference, especially if your injury is causing back pain or neck pain.
If you visit our chiropractor in Clearwater, first you can expect a comprehensive analysis of your injury. X-rays and an MRI may be necessary to pinpoint the exact cause of your pain. Depending on your injury, Dr. Venis will develop a personalized treatment plan to help you recover as quickly as possible. Not only does this counteract your pain, but it lets you get back to playing the sport you love.
Here at Back and Neck Pain Center, we offer many non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical treatments for sports injuries, including:
You can greatly reduce the likelihood of being injured while playing sports if you keep your muscles and joints healthy. This involves stretching and warming up before engaging in physical activity, as well as making chiropractic visits a regular part of your routine.
Since chiropractic treatments aim to keep your spine, muscles, joints, and other parts of your body healthy and aligned, you’re more prepared to take on the challenges of your favorite sport when you see a chiropractor even if you aren’t injured. And preventative chiropractic care isn’t just for athletes—anyone who wants to move better at work, at home, or while practicing a hobby can benefit.
If you were recently injured playing sports, are struggling with the after-effects of an injury that healed improperly, or want to prevent sports injuries before they occur, please reach out to Back and Neck Pain Center. Dr. Venis will tap into his 30+ years of experience to offer a thorough physical exam and begin your customized treatment.
For more information about treating sports injuries in Clearwater, please schedule a consultation with us today.