We love sports for the exhilaration of self-improvement and the displays of athleticism put on show. But whether it’s an ankle-twisting side step, joint-dislocating tackle, or a knee-jarring dunk, all of that running, jumping, and pounding on the body takes a toll. And sometimes, that toll results in injury. At Fort Lee Chiropractors, Dr. Lawrence Altman is ready to help athletes recover from a sports injury, in Fort Lee, NJ. Whether you’ve recently hurt yourself playing sports, or you’re just an athlete who wants to stay in top condition, learn more about your options here.
Common Types of Sports Injury
While the inherent risks of any sport come with a wide variety of injuries, there are two main types to consider: acute and overuse sports injuries. Acute injuries happen in an instant - a wrong step or a blow to the shoulder that causes immediate pain and dysfunction. Overuse injuries, in contrast, happen over time due to repetitive strain on a specific area that isn’t prepared for the amount of load being placed on it.
Common sports injuries
When most people think of injuries, the ones they probably think of are acute. Acute sports injuries are classified as a sudden incident that causes pain or dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system. A lot of these injuries result from an unexpected force placed upon an unprepared tissue - whether that’s a muscle weakness, a strange joint angle, or just sheer force. While you can prepare for these injuries by intelligent training, they’re not totally preventable.
Types of injuries a chiropractor can help with include:
- Herniated discs
- Ligament sprains (ankle, knee, shoulder, etc)
- Muscles strains
- Cartilage damage
- Stress fractures
- Neck pain
- Low back pain
- …and more.
Of course, while it’s impossible to completely avoid the injury risk that comes with sport, the best time to treat any of the above is to prevent a sports injury before it starts. Regular maintenance with a strong training regimen, a good diet, and consistent chiropractic tune-ups can make all the difference.
Dealing with a sports injury? Make an appointment today!
Whatever your issue, Dr. Altman and the rest of the team at Fort Lee Chiropractors are here to help. We’d be happy to welcome new patients and help diagnose, treat, and overcome your sports injury today. Call us at our offices in Fort Lee, NJ at 201-886-8600 to set up an appointment today.