Recovering from sports injuries quickly and without suffering a loss of ability is the aim of all active people. If you injure yourself playing sports or exercising, expert Brian Yodice, DC, of Collaborative Chiropractic in White Plains, New York, can help. Dr. Yodice is an experienced sports medicine practitioner, and he uses a range of treatments such as chiropractic, physiotherapy, therapeutic ultrasound, and massage therapy to restore function without the need for surgery. Call Collaborative Chiropractic to find out more or book an appointment online today.
Sports injuries don't just occur when you're playing sports. They can happen during training or while you're performing any physical activity. They also affect active people of any age and ability level, not just professional athletes.
There are two main categories of sports injuries:
These occur suddenly when a part of your body gives way due to being under excessive stress. Examples include rupturing a ligament or fracturing a bone.
These develop over time, with symptoms often beginning as mild discomfort and worsening to become a source of chronic pain. The overuse could be due to repeated movements particular to your sport, such as serving a tennis ball or swinging a golf club.
You could potentially damage any of the muscles, bones, cartilage, connective tissues, or nerves that make up your musculoskeletal system. However, some of the more common sports injuries include:
Receiving prompt, expert treatment for sports injuries gives you a greater chance of recovering fully, and you're able to return to the sport you love far more quickly.
If you have any musculoskeletal misalignments due to your injury, or if an alignment problem is the underlying cause of your injury, Dr. Yodice can use a range of advanced chiropractic techniques to realign the structures in your body.
Other treatments that you might benefit from include:
During ART treatment, Dr. Yodice asks you to move in certain ways as he performs various manipulations.
Knotted, sore muscles are often due to inflamed fascia — the tissue that covers your muscles. Massaging these pain points can relieve the soreness.
An exercise program designed to suit your specific needs is critical to your recovery. Other physiotherapy techniques such as therapeutic ultrasound and laser therapy can also be beneficial in treating sports injuries.
As an expert in sports medicine, Dr. Yodice can help your rehabilitation in additional ways, sports nutrition, for example. He offers specialist supplementation as well, including Herbalife24® comprehensive performance nutrition.
To find out more about optimal recovery from sports injuries, call Collaborative Chiropractic or book an appointment online today