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Sports Injury FAQs

If you love sports, you’re willing to take the risk of injuries. If injuries occur, however, don’t wait to get treatment. Schedule an appointment with your Newcastle chiropractor for sports injury treatment. These FAQs from Chiropractic Wellness Center explain more about sports injury causes and treatments.

What causes sports injuries?

If you lack experience in the sport you are playing, you’re at greater risk of injury. Injuries can also occur due to improper warmup or not using safety equipment. Overtraining can also cause sports injuries.

How do RICE treatments help with sports injuries?

RICE stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. When applied within the first 48 hours of your injury, this treatment can help control pain and swelling. If pain persists after 48 hours, it’s time to seek alternate treatment.

How do chiropractors treat acute sports injuries?

Acute injuries are those that happen suddenly, such as from a collision on the sports field. These injuries can cause muscle sprains, herniated discs and misaligned vertebrae and joints in your spine, leaving you with neck, shoulder, or back pain. Chiropractic adjustments can bring your skeletal system back into alignment to reduce pain and stiffness and restore body function.

How do chiropractors treat chronic pain caused by repetitive motions?

Sports practice and games often call for repetitive motions that can put undue stress and pressure on muscles and joints. This can result in muscle strains, tissue tears, inflammation, and pain.

Chiropractic treatments are designed to relieve muscle tension, inflammation, and pain to give your body a chance to heal. We’ll also recommend physical therapy exercises that will strengthen muscles and joints and improve flexibility to reduce your risk of future injuries.

Can chiropractic treatments heal old sports injuries?

Old injuries often leave behind scar tissue that can limit your range of motion. Through massage and physical therapy, your Newcastle chiropractor can break down scar tissue to help you enjoy greater flexibility and range of motion.

See Your Newcastle Chiropractor for Sports Injury Treatment

Do not let sports injuries keep you sidelined indefinitely. Contact Chiropractic Wellness Center in Newcastle at 425-641-7470 to learn more about sports injury treatment. We look forward to meeting you!

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