Whatever your sport is, you probably push yourself to your limits to develop as an athlete and be the best you can. Sports injuries are unfortunately very common. When you get hurt, you need time to heal, which takes you away from your game and can set you back in your training. You need the most effective care possible to relieve your pain and get you on the fastest road to recovery.
At Paragon Integrated Medical in Lake Elsinore, California, we have the experience and tools to get you healed and back to your game. Highly skilled chiropractor, Patrick Connolly, DC, has provided hundreds of athletes with accurate diagnoses and effective treatments they need to heal from their injuries.
Our team provides a wide variety of complementary treatments, including chiropractic care, pain management, physiotherapy, regenerative therapy, medical care, and we will soon be adding acupuncture and massage services.
Common types of sports injuries
Sports injuries are very common, with about 8.6 million episodes per year in the US. Though these can include any type of injury sustained while participating in a sport, these are the most common types:
- Muscle injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Joint injuries
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Shin splints
There are good habits that can help prevent many of these common sports injuries, including warming up, stretching, taking breaks, and listening to your body when you start to feel something is wrong. While some injuries are mild and can be treated effectively with rest, elevation, and heat or ice, others need medical attention and treatment.
What do chiropractors do?
A common misconception is that chiropractors only treat back pain. However, chiropractors provide diagnoses and treatment for all types of musculoskeletal conditions, meaning bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. They provide effective treatment options to address pain and mobility issues without the need for surgery or medications.
The importance of chiropractic care for your sports injuries
Sports injuries can be very painful, and impact your daily activities while you are healing. In addition, they take you off the court or field, derailing your training. You want to heal as soon as possible so you can get back to your sport and support your team.
Dr. Connolly is a highly skilled chiropractor who provides the care you need to heal from your sports injury and get back in the game as soon as possible. He reviews your medical history and completes a physical exam of your injuries. He then discusses with you the treatment options that he recommends for relieving your pain, healing from your injuries, and regaining your freedom of movement.
Drawing from a variety of therapies, Dr. Connolly provides a care plan to support your healing and getting you back on the field or court. Many sports injuries can be treated with chiropractic adjustments that realign the joints to allow them to function optimally. Dr. Connolly and his staff can also provide pain management as you heal, along with physiotherapy and regenerative therapies to support your body’s natural repair processes.