Sports injuries can happen to anyone, regardless of age or experience. Injuries can range from strains and sprains to overuse injuries. It's important to be able to identify the different types of sports injuries so that you can seek the appropriate treatment. We would like to discuss the most common types of sports injuries and how Dr. Langschied at Dixie Injury & Rehab in Louisville can help you recover.
Sprains and Strains
Sprains and strains are the most common type of sports injury, accounting for nearly half of all sports injuries. A sprain is a stretching or tearing of ligaments, which connect two bones together. A strain is a stretching or tearing of muscles or tendons, which connect muscle to bone. Both types of injuries can occur when a joint is suddenly forced beyond its normal range of motion. Symptoms include:
- Difficulty moving the affected joint
If you think you have suffered a sprain or strain, it's important to seek medical attention quickly.
Overuse injuries are caused by repetitive motions that put stress on the muscles, tendons, or bones. They are common in sports that require repetitive motions, such as running, baseball, and tennis. Overuse injuries can also occur in children who play sports that require them to use the same muscle group over and over again without giving the muscles time to rest and recover. Symptoms of overuse injuries include:
- Pain that gets worse with activity
- Tenderness or burning sensation in the affected area
- Muscle weakness
- Joint stiffness
How Chiropractic Care Helps With Sports Injuries
Whether you're suffering from a musculoskeletal injury or an overuse injury, chiropractic care can help. Dr. Langschied is trained to diagnose and treat sports injuries. We can provide you with the necessary treatments to help you recover from your injury and prevent future injuries. Some of the techniques we use include chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, and physical therapy.
Contact Us for Sports Injury Diagnosis and Treatment
At Dixie Injury & Rehab, Dr. Langschied will help you recover from your sports injury. We offer a variety of treatments to provide natural and effective pain relief while supporting the healing process. If you live in Louisville, Dixie, Shively, or the surrounding areas, call our team today at (502)-447-9554 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.