Athletic injuries are those that are sustained during athletic activities like exercise and sports. Chronic injuries are those that are over six months old and caused by repetitive overuse of muscles and joints. Acute athletic injuries, on the other hand, happen suddenly and may include the following:
- Sprains and strains
- Dislocated joints
- Fractured bones
- “Shin splints”
- Tears to tendons, ligaments, and muscles
- Swollen muscles
Chiropractic care is especially helpful in helping you recover from acute injuries to soft tissue. Soft tissue injuries include bruises, sprains, strains, and swelling.
Sprains occur when there is a partial tear to a ligament. They are usually caused by a sudden twisting motion and often affect the wrists, ankles, or knees. Strains are muscle injuries caused by overuse or excessive force. In most cases, strains will heal with proper rest and the use of rest, ice, compression, and elevation (R.I.C.E.), however if the muscle tears it may need surgical repair.
Here at QC Core Chiropractic, we will use a dynamic range of services and techniques to get you back in the game as soon as possible. These may include x-rays, chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, massage, and corrective exercises. We understand that every body is different, and so is every injury. We will thoroughly examine the painful area to determine the best way to aid you.
If you are suffering from an acute athletic injury and would like to get back to feeling your best as soon as possible, please call us at (563) 332-2204. We are always proud to welcome new patients!