Brad Gorski, D.C.
Chiropractor located in Charleston, SC
Patients suffering from sports injuries in Charleston, SC can now find comprehensive care with Elite Family Chiropractic: Brad Gorski, DC. Minor injuries heal within a week or two, while others can face injuries with pain that can persist for decades. Dr. Gorski has cared for Olympic athletes and helped athletes of all levels to recover from sports injuries. Whether your a weekend warrior, collegiate athlete or professional see how our approach can help you perform and feel better.
What is a Sports Injury?
A sports injury is a type of injury that is experienced as a result of participating in almost any type of sport. Whether you enjoy tennis, basketball, soccer, football, or swimming, nearly every kind of activity can result in a painful injury.
Who Can Experience a Sports Injury?
You do not have to be an athlete, or someone who participates in sports regularly, to experience a sports injury. Anyone who plays a sport for any amount of time can face one more types of trauma to the body. While athletes experience sports injuries in higher numbers simply because they play more often, the occasional participant is not immune from injury. In fact, those who are not physically active run a higher risk of injury when playing sports due to improper form, weak muscles, and related factors.
What Are Some of the Most Common Sports Injuries?
Sports injuries can vary greatly in what part of the body they occur, severity, and duration of pain. Some will sustain minor injuries that heal within a week or two, while others can face serious injuries with pain that can persist for decades.
Below is a sample of some of the most common types of sports injuries:
- Sprained ankles
- Tear to the ACL
- Strained muscles
- Shin splints
- Pulled groin
- Torn ligaments
- Tennis elbow
Can You Prevent Sports Injuries?
In some cases, yes. Adequate stretching, proper technique, wearing safety equipment, and the like can prevent some of the most avoidable kinds of sports injuries. However, it is not possible to prevent injuries 100% of the time. Even the most experienced professional athletes run the risk of minor to severe injuries every time they play. When you do face an injury, it is crucial to seek out the most effective forms of short and long-term treatments.
Why is Chiropractic Care Effective for Treating Sports Injuries?
In addition to receiving immediate medical care for the initial injury, it is important to takes steps to prevent long-term problems. This is where chiropractic care can help. Adjustments can correct misalignments that were caused by the injury, improve blood flow to the injured areas, and promote rapid healing the lasts. Elite Family Chiropractic also has a Hyperbaric Chamber and provides hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to those who are looking for a cutting edge recovery tool.
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