Adult Sports-Related Injuries and Chiropractic Treatment Options
Content reviewed by Dr. Tyler Panko, DC
What are Causes of Adult Sports-Related Injuries?
The number one cause for adult, sports-related injuries and non sports-related injuries is a prior injury. As simple as this may seem, many individuals will not seek care until extensive pain is felt, prolonging the recovery phase and potential symptomatic relief. The old adage, “No pain, no gain” can be held partly responsible for the U.S. spending more money on healthcare than half of the worlds’ countries combined and with limited results to show. If you are working out, lifting weights, training for a marathon, etc. while experiencing pain, your brain will protect your body by decreasing performance.
What are Symptoms of Adult Sports-Related Injuries?
Pain is an expression of your brain, created by damaged tissue. Symptoms can vary drastically depending on the damaged tissue. If symptoms are felt, the brain can drastically decrease performance, even if little damage or symptoms are experienced. Because our bodies have different pain receptors, different areas of the body will experience different levels of discomfort. The intensity of pain felt does not have to correlate with the severity of damage or the level of dysfunction.
Consult Our Doctors if the Following Occur:
- Repetitive Injuries
- Pain or discomfort for greater than 1 month
- Repetitive pain
- The willingness to improve your health and or performance
Our Treatment Approach Toward Adult Sports-Related Injuries:
At ICT Muscle & Joint Clinic, our chiropractic clinics focus on treating the symptoms and root cause of your pain. The body is a dynamic, mobile structure and must be assessed and treated as such to create successful long-term outcomes. We employ the best scientific, evidence-based, treatment procedures by a combination of chiropractic, soft tissue therapy, and rehabilitative exercises. Surrounding all joints, there must be a balance between tension and compression of the ligaments, muscles, tendons, and fascia. When pain is present, it is due to an imbalance of these structures requiring mobilization and release of tight structures, in addition to strengthening weak or inhibited structures of the painful joint(s) as well as the joint(s) above and the joint(s) below. Adult injuries are often the consequence of chronic conditions that appear as acute pain. Our doctors focus on a comprehensive approach, geared toward lasting results.