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Sports Injury FAQ From Our Chiropractors

Sports Injury Treatment From Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine in Lubbock, TX.

When a sports injury strikes, you may be at a loss for answers -- but we can help. Here are some helpful answers to frequently asked sports injury questions from Dr. Kothmann at Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine in Lubbock, TX.

What Kinds of Sports Injuries Are Common Among Athletes?

Athletes may sustain either acute sports injuries or chronic sports injuries. An acute injury may involve a serious muscle or tendon strain, a sprained ligament, herniated discs, or even whiplash. Examples of chronic sports injuries include runner's knee, tennis elbow, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

How Do Sports Injuries Occur?

Acute sports injuries may occur when a joint or muscle is stretched beyond its limits, or as the result of a high-impact collision. Chronic sports injuries tend to occur after a period of overuse, which damages the tissues to produce pain, inflammation, stiffness, and neurological symptoms. A postural or alignment problem may predispose you to certain kinds of injuries.

What Should I Do if I Sustain an Acute Sports Injury?

A trip to the emergency room may be in order for a sudden, severe sports injury. For strains and sprains, you'll want to practice R.I.C.E., giving the afflicted tissue a combination of rest, ice, compression, and elevation. If your injury seems to be getting worse, a visit to our Lubbock chiropractor may be in order.

How Does Chiropractic Adjustment Help Sports Injuries?

If your sports injury involves a musculoskeletal imbalance or joint dislocation, chiropractic adjustment can help normalize joint position and weight distribution.

What Other Sports Injury Treatment Options Do You Provide?

Strained or sprained tissues may benefit from massage therapy, which can ease inflammation and pain. Neurological symptoms often stem from herniated discs, which can be treated with spinal decompression. We may also put you on a physical therapy plan to rehabilitate the injury.

Schedule an Appointment at Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine!

At Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine in Lubbock, TX, we don't just answer questions -- we resolve injuries. Call (806) 791-3399 to schedule sports injury treatment!

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