Treating and Preventing Sports Injury in Chicago, IL
Millions of people become injured during sports and physical activities every year. Don't let your own game get sidelined by a sports injury! At West Loop Spine & Stability, our chiropractors and our physical therapist provide personalized, drug-free, and non-invasive solutions to help you and your loved ones enjoy healthy, active and high-performing athletic endeavors.
Types of Sports Injury (Plus Common Causes and Symptoms)
Sports injuries affect beginners and experienced athletes alike. Common injuries we diagnose and treat at our clinic include:
- Sprains and strains
- Tendonitis and bursitis
- Golfer's elbow and tennis elbow
- Joint dislocations
- Impingement syndrome
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shin splints
Depending on the type and severity of your sports injury, you might notice issues like pain, swelling, bruising, tenderness, and stiffness. It's true that these symptoms may go away on their own after a couple of days or weeks, especially if you use the RICE method (rest, ice, elevation, compression) to manage acute inflammation.
However, untreated sports injuries often turn into chronic nagging issues that continue to bother you and hold you back from the activities you love, especially if you don't address the underlying causes of your injury. Some of the most common causes of sports injury we help our patients become more aware of include:
- Improper training
- Poor sleep and nutrition
- Poor body mechanics
- Underlying postural imbalances caused by muscle imbalances, inflexibility, or scar tissue
- Terrain and equipment
- In-action accidents, e.g., slips or collisions
Just because your sport is low-impact or a solo activity doesn't mean an injury can't ever happen. We've worked with all sorts of athletes, from swimmers and runners to golfers and CrossFitters. The bottom line is: being sports safe matters no matter what sport you love to play.
How Our Team Treats and Prevents Sports Injuries
Sports injuries of all types respond well to chiropractic care and physical therapy. We help our active patients through treatments like:
- Spinal adjustments
- Physical therapy, including therapeutic exercises and non-invasive pain-relieving modalities
- Massage therapy
These services are applied in unique combinations to address your goals and needs. Even if you don't have a sports injury, our physical therapist and chiropractors can help you elevate your game by preventing injuries and maximizing your motor control, range of motion, coordination, balance, strength, and stamina.
Are You a Competitive Athlete or Simply Love Staying Active?
Chiropractic care and physical therapy are both very effective at reducing pain and encouraging the recovery process. If you're struggling with a sports injury and live near West Loop, River North, South Loop, Streeterville, Gold Coast, Ukrainian Village, the and greater Chicago area, contact West Loop Spine and Stability at (312) 928-9282 to schedule a consultation.