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Sports Injuries

Each one of the providers at Summit Spine and Wellness serves the Philadelphia, PA area as chiropractors treating a variety of conditions. Their education and experience allow them to perform treats for sports injuries. In fact, they even address all the chiropractic needs of the Temple Football team.

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What Are Sports Injuries?

Sports injuries are any injuries that arise as a result of playing sports or participating in a physical activity. The injury may stem from a fall or overexerting the muscle. It may be a one-time only accident that resulted in the injury. On the other hand, the patient may acquire the injury as a result of repeatedly working out the area. In other words, sports injuries may be acute or chronic.

What Are Some Conditions That Result in an Injury?

One example is tennis elbow, which is an issue that arises as a result of repeatedly swinging at a tennis ball or another similar activity. The patient may also develop tendonitis.

What Symptoms Does a Sports Injury Cause?

The symptoms a sports injury causes vary based on the injury. The most common signs of a sports-related injury are pain, swelling, weakness, and a decreased range of motion. In injuries where the bone moves out of place, the patient may notice the bones or joint moved out of place.

What Does a Chiropractor Do for a Sports Injury?

Obviously, the chiropractor's course of action depends upon the injury itself. The doctor will begin by performing a physical examination of the area to determine how much visible swelling and irritation is present in the area. The doctor will discuss with the patient how the injury arose as well as the person's level of fitness in addition to his or her goals for recovery. Next, the chiropractor will customize a care plan that may consist of therapy and rehabilitation. The doctor may also recommend at-home treatments such as elevating the injured area or applying ice and heat.

How Long is the Treatment?

This depends on factors like the severity and the type of the condition. It may take a few weeks to several months or longer for the patient to regain full function of the area, even longer to get the patient to the point where he or she can return to playing sports.