Sports Injuries in Madison, OH
Sports injuries commonly involve damage to soft tissues and stress on joints and bones. French Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Madison offers treatments for sports injuries to the residents of Painesville, Mentor and surrounding towns in Ohio to enhance healing and help men, women, adolescents and children return to their favorite sports.
There’s no doubt that playing sports, on either an amateur or professional level, is one of the great joys of life for many people. However, all that running, jumping, passing, tackling, intercepting and falling can take its toll on the human body. When an injury does occur, important chemicals within the body rush to protect vital organs and tissues against infection – a process observed from the outside of the body as swelling and often experienced by athletes as some type of pain or discomfort.
Unlike acute injuries, chronic injuries are caused by repeated use of certain muscles, joints and tendons, often from a specific repetitious action such as using a particular gym machine on a regular basis. It’s not unusual for the affected region to be tender or weakened to the point where further injury is possible through normal movements. Pain and swelling from a chronic injury, often duller in nature than pain from an acute injury, can also be a reaction to a fracture or break. Chronic injuries can be just as serious and painful as acute sports-related injuries.
The physical demands associated with contact sports require a knowledge of proper physical biomechanics in order to avoid sprains and strains. Additional culprits when it comes to sports-related injuries may include poor training techniques, using improper gear, not wearing equipment properly and ending up in an unnatural position, all of which can make certain muscles, tendons and joints more susceptible to injuries from the added pressure.
How We Treat Sports Injuries
Our goal when it comes to treating both chronic and acute injuries is to help patients heal by reducing their swelling and pain. We also provide helpful advice on how to play sports or carry out specific movements in ways likely to reduce susceptibility to similar injuries in the future. Rather than relying on drugs to mask the pain, our chiropractors review a patient’s medical history, consider the presenting symptoms, perform a comprehensive physical examination and continue with diagnostic tests such as x-rays when necessary to put together a treatment plan that’s most likely to be effective.
During our treatment sessions, swelling around a joint can usually be reduced through methods such as ice massages, electrical stimulation. Mobilization, the application of heat, getting some rest, immobilization of the affected area, elevation, stretching and a technique known as passive range of motion may also restore the integrity of damaged tissues and muscles, reduce swelling and promote healing. At a later point, our treatment process includes specific exercises designed to increase muscle strength without causing further injury to the affected area and a dietary plan to help build healthy muscle mass.
If You Suffer from Sports Injuries, French Chiropractic And Wellness Center Can Help
Any type of sports injury can make it difficult to enjoy activities such as a daily jog, a vigorous workout or a favorite sport. Our chiropractors apply a general understanding of the neuromusculoskeletal system to develop customized treatments to promote natural healing in seasoned athletes, weekend warriors and anybody falling anywhere in between. We treat patients with modern chiropractic technology that’s combined with extensive healthcare expertise designed to help athletes get back in the game without pain.
Isn’t it time you tried chiropractic care for you and your family? If you are experiencing any of the common symptoms of sports injuries, please contact our office now to schedule an appointment.