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Sports Injury Treatment
For professional athletes and weekend warriors alike, a sports injury can be a major setback. It can affect not only your physical abilities but also your mental and emotional well-being. Whether you're dealing with an acute injury or a chronic condition, finding the right treatment is crucial for a speedy recovery.
At Elevated Health NYC, we offer high-quality physical therapy and chiropractic care specifically tailored for sports injuries. Our team of experienced practitioners understands the unique needs of athletes and is dedicated to helping you get back to your best self.
If you're ready to get back in the game, reach out to the experts at Elevated Health NYC. Request your free consultation today and take the first step towards a full recovery.
Elevated Health NYC’s Sports Injury Treatments
Common Sports Injuries & Treatments
Sports injuries can happen to anyone active in physical activities, and it's important to understand what you might be facing. Here's a brief look at some you might encounter:
- Sprains & Strains: These injuries occur when ligaments or muscles are stretched beyond their normal range of motion, causing pain and inflammation.
- ACL Tear: This injury involves tearing the anterior cruciate ligament, one of the key ligaments that help stabilize your knee joint.
- Meniscus Tears: The meniscus is a rubbery, C-shaped disc that cushions your knee, and its tear is a prevalent injury in contact sports.
- Tennis Elbow: Also called lateral epicondylitis, this injury involves the inflammation of the tendons connecting your forearm muscles to your elbow.
- Rotator Cuff Tears: These injuries affect the group of muscles and tendons that surround and support your shoulder joint, causing pain and reduced range of motion.
and are valuable treatment approaches for these and other sports injuries. Physical therapy commonly uses manual therapy, where the therapist uses hands-on techniques to alleviate pain and restore movement; supervised exercises to strengthen and stabilize the musculature around the injured site; and modalities like heat, ice, or electrical stimulation to reduce pain and swelling.
Chiropractic care can further enhance recovery by adjusting misaligned joints, which may not only alleviate discomfort but also improve the body's natural healing processes. This care can also encompass guidance on proper sports techniques and body mechanics to prevent future injuries.
At Elevated Health NYC, we prioritize a personalized approach to treatment because we understand that each person’s body and recovery needs are unique. Our goal is not just to alleviate your symptoms but to address the root cause of your injury and provide thorough care that helps prevent injuries in the future.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I prevent sports injuries?
The best way to prevent sports injuries is by maintaining proper form and technique during physical activities, using appropriate protective gear, and implementing proper warm-up and cool-down routines. It's also crucial to listen to your body, not push yourself too hard, and incorporate rest days into your training schedule.
Our team at Elevated Health NYC can also provide guidance on exercises and stretches that can help strengthen and protect your body, as well as tips on proper form and technique.
Is physical therapy or chiropractic care better for sports injuries?
Both physical therapy and chiropractic care are valuable in treating sports injuries. Depending on the specific injury, a combination of both may be the most effective approach. Our Elevated Health NYC team will assess your individual needs and create a personalized treatment plan that may include meeting with a physical therapist, chiropractor, medical doctor, or a combination thereof.
How does physical therapy for an ACL tear help?
If you have an ACL tear, signs and symptoms may include pain, swelling, and instability in the knee. Physical therapy can help reduce these symptoms and restore range of motion and strength in the affected area. It can also help you regain balance, coordination, and stability to prevent future injuries.
How can I get started with the team at Elevated Health NYC?
At Elevated Health NYC, we make it easy to get the natural, minimally invasive care you need. To schedule your free consultation with a sports injury chiropractor or physical therapist, simply fill out our short appointment request form online or give us a call at . We look forward to helping you find relief!