If you have recently sustained a sports injury, seeking chiropractic treatment in St. Petersburg may be the best treatment option. We all know exercise is good for us; from strengthening our bones and muscles, to warding off heart and cardiovascular disease, the many benefits of physical activity are infinite. Unfortunately, sometimes we can push ourselves a little too far.
Some of the most common types of sports injuries happen in the knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows, and spine. These injuries can range from fractures and breaks to sprains and strains. But because most injuries athletes experience deal with the muscles, tendons, joints, and ligaments in our body—namely within the musculoskeletal system, seeking treatment from a St. Petersburg chiropractor is often the most effective way to heal.
Types of Injuries
Strains occur when tendons/ligaments tear due to over extension, whereas sprains happen when they are torn all the way through. If an in vertebral disc is torn, it can cause a disc bulge, or herniation. Also common among sports injuries are tendinitis (caused by joints being overused and inflammation of tendons—usually in shoulder or elbow), stress fractures (also referred to as fatigue fractures, caused by excessive stress on bones) and chondromalacia patella (caused by eroding of knee cartilage).
Problems with joints usually involve biomechanical dysfunctions and muscle imbalances, which adjustments, massages, and manipulations can correct.
Most sports injuries are diagnosed through a physical examination, MRI, diagnostic ultrasounds, and/or x-rays. Chiropractors in St. Petersburg offer targeted treatments which physical therapists can compliment. Their specialty in the neuromuscoskeletal system is great for improving joint mobility and repairing damage in the soft tissues.
It is important, especially for athletes, to avoid invasive surgeries. People who are active every day have a different body build than most people living sedimentary lifestyles, so it is possible for a primary physician to misdiagnose or recommend a surgery that is not necessary. Chiropractic treatments use holistic techniques, which are helpful, as they offer quick recovery and seamless healing.
Chiropractic treatments don’t just treat and heal sports injuries—they also prevent them. It is possible for athletes to have old injuries that were not treated properly realize they are coming back to haunt—and hurt—them. At Bond Thomas of St. Petersburg, we offer our patients suffering from sports injuries a personalized treatment plan. We offer nutritional counseling, lifestyle advice, and corrective exercises.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call us today at 727-522-1900.