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Sports Injuries

Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness

Chiropractors & Bioidentical Hormone Specialists located in Collierville, TN & Memphis, TN

If you or your children participate in physical activities, you’re also at risk of suffering sports injuries. At Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness, with four offices in the Greater Memphis, Tennessee, area, the caring team regularly works with people of all ages to diagnose and treat sports injuries. Using safe, effective methods of care, they can ease pain and inflammation while allowing you to return to the court or playing field. To schedule your appointment, call the nearest office or book online today.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries occur as a result of exercise or playing sports. They affect people of all ages, but they’re especially common in children and adolescents. You also have a greater risk of suffering a sports injury if you play contact sports like football or hockey, you don’t warm up and stretch before exercise, or you aren’t usually active and try a new workout routine. 

What are some common types of sports injuries?

At Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness, the team has years of experience diagnosing and treating a wide range of common sports injuries, including:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Knee injuries
  • Neck pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Swollen muscles
  • Achilles tendon ruptures
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Hip pain
  • Joint pain
  • Back pain

The team also treats soft tissue injuries, including torn muscles and ligaments and rotator cuff injuries.

How are sports injuries diagnosed?

To diagnose a sports injury, your Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness provider reviews your medical history, asks you questions about your symptoms, and conducts a physical exam. Your provider also gently presses on the affected area of your body to detect swelling, warmth, or bruising. 

If these measures don’t provide enough information, your provider might also order X-rays, an MRI, or a CT scan. These diagnostic imaging tools allow your provider to take a closer look at your bones, joints, and soft tissues. 

How are sports injuries treated?

Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness uses holistic, integrative treatments to manage sports injuries. Depending on your symptoms and the severity of your injury, your provider might recommend rest, ice, compression, and elevation (the RICE protocol), losing weight, or warming up and stretching prior to activity.

You might also benefit from dry needling, massage therapy, physiotherapy, and spinal adjustments. Each of these treatments use different techniques, but they all have the same goals: to relieve pain and inflammation while restoring your mobility and range of motion.

Is there any way to prevent sports injuries?

There’s no way to prevent sports injuries entirely, but you can significantly lower your risk by wearing proper protective gear, practicing good posture, and warming up prior to exercise. If you’re trying out a new sport or physical activity, you should also ease into it. Take your time and don’t rush it. 

Whether your high school-aged child suffers an accident or your sprain your ankle jogging, make a sports injury appointment at Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness by calling or booking online today.