If you play sports, an injury can occur at any moment, however, you can immensely reduce your risk by warming up properly and knowing the techniques of the sport. Sometimes, rather than a sudden injury, you may sustain an overuse injury, which happens when repeatedly use the same body part. At The Vitality Center in Hauppauge, NY, we provide treatments for various injuries to alleviate your discomfort and help you return to the sport you love.

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Understanding Sports Injuries

You may develop a sports injury, such as a sprain, when you push your body beyond its natural limits. The injury occurs since the tissue can’t handle the force and is not able to accommodate to your movements. Along with that, your injury may develop due to overworking the muscles or other soft tissues when you’re on the court or field. If you experience pain due to overextending your muscles or soft tissues, our sports chiropractor can provide treatment that will offer relief.

In addition to a sprain, you may also encounter a strain or tendonitis. These injuries occur over time due to repetitive motions. Tendinitis is common and happens when you repeatedly move the tendon, which causes it to swell. You can also experience bursitis. This injury is often chronic and occurs from repeated stressed that is placed on a bursa. The bursa is a fluid-filled sac that helps provide a cushion between the soft tissue and bones.

Diagnosis and Treatment for Sport Injuries

When you visit us, we will first perform a thorough evaluation, which will help us learn more about your injury and determine the appropriate treatment. If you hurt your neck or back, we can provide chiropractic adjustments to alleviate the discomfort and help you heal. During an adjustment, you will lie on a table and our chiropractor will use gentle force to move the vertebrae in the spine into their proper position.

Sometimes, exercise therapy can be beneficial and consists of our sport chiropractor guiding you through exercises that can strengthen the affected region. These exercises gradually increase in difficulty to help you heal and increase function and flexion. We will also provide lifestyle advice to help you recover and reduce injuries from reoccurring.

Contact us for an Appointment Today

If you are experiencing pain due to a sports injury, our team at The Vitality Center in Hauppauge, NY, is happy to help. To learn about the treatments that we offer and to schedule your first appointment, contact our office at (631) 864-2784 today.