Here at Mt. Orab Chiropractic in Mt. Orab, OH, our resident chiropractor, Dr. Steve Pendell, has extensive experience treating athletes and active individuals with sports injuries. Physical activities such as sports put a lot of pressure on the body. When sports participation combines with overexertion or misuse, potentially severe injuries can be the result. Fortunately, we offer holistic chiropractic to effectively rehabilitate various types of sports injuries.
Types of Sports Injuries
Sports injuries can generally be categorized as either chronic or acute. A chronic injury is one that occurs and persists over time. It isn't caused by one specific incident, but an acute injury can cause a chronic condition. Chronic types of injuries are often caused by repetitive movements with improper techniques that strain the body part, such as what is seen in cases of tendonitis or runner's knee. In contrast, acute injuries are those caused by a particular event, such as a fall. Examples of acute injuries include broken bones and sprains. In some cases, chronic conditions weaken the body, making it more prone to acute injuries.
An individual is more at risk of a sports injury if any of the following factors are present:
- Training too often or intensely
- Improper form or technique during exercise
- Not using proper protective gear
- Weakness in the body from prior injuries
Talk with your healthcare provider to discuss any potential risk factors prior to participating in sports.
The appropriate treatment option for a sports injury depends on the type of injury. Treatments Dr. Pendell provides here at Mt. Orab Chiropractic in Mt. Orab, OH, include:
- Spinal adjustments, which help with joint alignment
- Massage therapy, which relieves muscle tension that leads to injury
- Muscle traction and stimulation, which helps with muscle tension and function
When a patient comes in for their initial visit, the doctor will ask questions to get an understanding of the patient's history, lifestyle, and injury type. Next, a treatment plan will be made with the goal of optimizing the patient's health and recovery speed. Our number one goal is to see our patients living radiantly with optimal health!
If you have recently sustained a sports injury or feel at risk of doing so, Dr. Pendell is here to assist with all your healthcare needs. To book an appointment, simply give us a call at (937) 444-1166 or submit a request online here. We here at Mt. Orab Chiropractic in Mt. Orab, OH, look forward to helping you achieve your health goals!