Not only will a sports injury derail your training, but it can cause worry and confusion. You’ll likely have questions.

We here at Young Chiropractic can help. Serving Canandaigua, NY, and Victor, NY, a chiropractor from our practice can help get you back into the game. Our clinic also wants to grant you some peace of mind by answering these five common questions about sports injuries.

What causes sports injuries?

There could be a variety of factors that contribute to a sports injury. And these can develop suddenly or over time in ligaments, muscles, joints, or bones. Acute injuries occur because of a single, abrupt incident. Sprains and hyperextension of a joint are specific examples. Chronic injuries, like stress fractures and some knee injuries, are caused by repetitive overuse or improper form.

What can I do to care for my sports injury at home?

There are plenty of ways to treat injuries at home. For minor issues use rest, ice, compression, and elevation to reduce swelling and alleviate pain within the first 48 hours. If symptoms do not improve using this approach, consult a chiropractor from our team.

What types of treatment can a chiropractor offer?

After an assessment, we at Young Chiropractic will create a personalized treatment plan based on your unique injury. However, a chiropractic adjustment is the most common. Chiropractic adjustments help speed up recovery and help increase flexibility by realigning the body’s structure. Deep tissue massages can also help. For severe knee injuries, physical therapy may be recommended.

Can a chiropractor help with an old injury?

We can help address lingering health issues in many cases. Wear and tear on the body can be brutal, especially for athletes who started at a young age. Some injuries, like sprains, can get progressively worse over time as the ligaments weaken. Our chiropractors can help break down scar tissue and help repair the damage.

How can I prevent a sports injury?

It’s hard to predict an acute injury but there are steps you can take to limit the threat of damage. Start by always warming up and stretching before any exercise. Start a short time before any exercise and build up the intensity gradually. This reduces the risk of pulls, hyperextension, tears, and strains. During contact sports, make sure to properly wear your protective gear.

Contact one of Our Chiropractors serving Canandaigua, NY, & Victor, NY

We at Young Chiropractic serving Canandaigua, NY, & Victor, NY, can help you heal through a chiropractic adjustment or other treatments. Our staff can also take proactive measures to help keep you off the sideline altogether. Schedule an appointment by calling us at (585) 398-2420