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Sports Injury FAQs

With warmer weather around the corner, we are all anxious to get back outside and enjoy our favorite sports and activities. Sports are a great way to stay healthy and in shape, but unfortunately, they pose a significant risk of injuries. Coming out of the winter months and diving back into sport puts us at even higher risk of injury because we have not been moving our bodies the same way for a few months. Injuries can be devastating, causing you to miss out on the sports or activities you enjoy most. Whether playing for fun or as a professional, no one wants to spend time recuperating from an injury on the bench. It’s important for you to know as much information as possible so that you are prepared.  

Getting answers to some frequently asked questions about sports injuries can help you avoid injuries and get treatment. At MCR Chiropractic, with 20 locations in Massachusetts, we treat many patients who have sustained sports injuries, and we often encounter the following questions.

How Do Sports Injuries Occur?

Failing to warm up properly, wearing inappropriate sports gear, and pushing yourself too hard are some causes of sports injuries.

What Are the Common Types of Sports Injuries?

When you have a sports injury you will experience pain, limited mobility, and inflammation. These common injuries include tennis elbow, muscle strains, neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, soft tissue injuries, and whiplash.

What Should I Do After an Injury?

Pushing through an injury is common for an athlete during performance. However, pushing through an injury could make your injury much worse. Leaving an injury untreated can create other health complications and hinder your recovery. Be sure to seek chiropractic treatment immediately after the injury to smoothen and accelerate your healing.

How Can a Chiropractor Treat Your Sports Injury?

After a comprehensive examination, a chiropractor will determine the severity and type of injury. They will recommend the use of natural remedies to treat the root cause of your pain. Some sports injury treatments include:

How Can I Prevent Sports Injuries?

While a chiropractor can treat sports injuries once they occur, it’s important to prevent them from happening in the first place. Consistent visits with your chiropractor will help prevent future injuries from occurring, as well as prevent old aches and pains from coming back. Using the techniques mentioned such as spinal manipulation and stretching and strengthening techniques, your chiropractor will work with you to help prevent future injuries from occurring. Other preventative measures include adequate warm-up and wearing proper sports gear.

Sports Injury Treatment in Massachusetts

A sports injury should not slow you down. Our team of chiropractors can ensure an optimal recovery and get you back in the game sooner than you think. Contact your closest MCR Chiropractic clinic today or submit an appointment request form below for a pain-free life.