Over 3.5 million teens and children suffer from debilitating sports injuries each year. This doesn't include the number of adults also suffering from injuries. Sports injuries are very common and often happen suddenly. At La Ruffa Chiropractic & Sports Rehab, Dr. August La Ruffa and his team are dedicated to helping residents of Jupiter, FL, recover fast and get back to training and on the field. Sports rehabilitation and chiropractic care can help a sports injury heal without invasive surgery and medications that have harmful side effects.
What Are Sports Injuries?
Anyone can suffer from a sports injury in virtually every sport, including running, swimming, hiking, and contact team sports. Sports injuries are incredibly common, but that doesn't make them any less excruciating and debilitating. Some sports injuries occur due to overuse of muscles, while others can occur suddenly, causing acute and even chronic pain.
Common sports injuries include:
- Shin splints
- Muscle strains
- Muscle sprains
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Runner's knee
- Tennis elbow
- Shoulder injuries
- Ligament tears
When an injury occurs, it's important to seek medical help right away. This is especially important if someone suffers a debilitating traumatic injury, such as a fracture, or even loses consciousness. After seeking medical help, athletes still might have a long road to recovery ahead of them.
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
Chiropractors like Dr. La Ruffa are trained at recognizing issues with the musculoskeletal system. They understand how injuries occur and what treatments are available to help them heal.
Treatments that a chiropractor can perform for a sports injury include:
- Muscle exercises to strengthen injured muscles and gain mobility
- Soft tissue massages to encourage blood flow and natural healing
- Muscle stretches to alleviate spasms and inflammation
- Physical therapy
- Massage therapy
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Manual adjustments
- Trigger point therapy to target specific areas of injury
- Spinal decompression
Our chiropractor will conduct a comprehensive physical exam along with imaging tests, such as x-rays, to determine the severity of your injury and what treatment will work for you. Not seeking chiropractor treatment can put you at risk of re-injury and carries the risk of acute pain turning chronic.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor for Sports Injury Treatment in Jupiter, FL
At La Ruffa Chiropractic & Sports Rehab, Dr. La Ruffa has dedicated his career to helping residents of Jupiter, FL, recover fast from sports injuries and get them feeling their best again. You don't have to suffer from the long-term effects of a sports injury. Call us today to get started on the road to healing at (561) 745-1002.