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Sports Injury Treatment FAQs with Our Lithonia Chiropractor

At the Full Body Rejuvenation Center, serving Lithonia and the greater Atlanta, GA area, we mean it when we say that we treat the full body! Our focus goes beyond resolving symptoms but also helping each patient optimize their entire well-being. This approach to natural healing is especially important for athletes. We're happy to answer your questions about sports injury and how we can help you and your family members stay active year long. 

man suffering from a sports injury talks to his chiropractor

What Are The Most Common Types of Sports Injury? 

The kinds of sports injury we see most often at our Lithonia chiropractic clinic are classified as either acute or chronic. Importantly, many acute sports injuries can turn into chronic issues if left unaddressed and chronic injuries can increase your risk for an acute sports injury in the future!

These sports injuries include:

  • Muscle strains, often in the rotator cuff, biceps, and quadriceps
  • Ligament sprains, often in the shoulder and knee
  • Tendonitis and bursitis 
  • Joint dislocations, often in the spine, shoulder, elbow, or knee
  • Golfer's elbow or tennis elbow (tissue inflammation on the inside or outside of the elbow)
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Whiplash and post-concussive syndrome

Depending on the nature and place of your sports injury, symptoms may include swelling, redness, pain, and instability. Chronic injuries might not be as intensely painful but can give rise to impaired range of motion, weakness, and improper movement mechanics. 

How Can I Prevent a Sports Injury?

Preventing a sports injury begins with understanding and avoiding known risk factors. Training too much or beyond your current ability level without allowing yourself enough rest and recovery is a major risk factor for injury. Additional factors include:

  • Poor technique
  • Weak core and/or areas of flexibility limitations
  • Ill-fitting or improper equipment
  • Poor nutrition, hydration, and sleep
  • Activities that involve high impact, full contact, and/or challenging movements (e.g., jumping, pivoting, repetitive movements, heavy lifting)

In addition to understanding and avoiding known risk factors, being proactive with your health will also reduce your risk of sports injury. For many active people, this includes regular chiropractic care!

How Does Chiropractic Care Benefit Athletes? 

Chiropractic services like spinal adjustments, corrective exercises, and non-invasive modalities like ultrasound and electrical stimulation reduce symptoms of injury and promote healing. 

But chiropractic care goes beyond sports injury treatment. It can boost athletic potential by teaching you better movement mechanics, improving breath and core stability, and resolving old areas of scarring or movement limitations.

Has a Sports Injury Put You On the Bench?

Contact the Full Body Rejuvenation Center at (770) 733-1381 to schedule an appointment with a Lithonia chiropractor. Our services are ideal for people looking to heal the natural way!