S.M.A.R.T. Spine Institute and Surgery Center in Arcadia, CA offers treatment for all types of sports injuries from sprains and strains to tendonitis. Playing sports in Arcadia and participating in various physical activities are great ways to burn calories, increase strength and stay active. Unfortunately, those same activities can also lead to sports injuries.
Common Sports Injuries We Treat
Symptoms of a sports injury can include bruising, inflammation, loss of range of motion, pain, swelling and more. Some of the most common injuries we treat here in at our Arcadia sports injury clinic include:
- ACL Tear
- Ankle Sprain
- Hamstring Strain
- Shoulder Injuries
- Plantar Fasciitis (Foot Pain)
- Tennis Elbow
- Golf Elbow
- Ankle/Knee Injuries
- Groin Pull
- Back Injuries
- and more
Sprains and Strains
Our Arcadia, CA sports injury chiropractor can diagnose and treat your musculoskeletal sports injuries. We are familiar with treating all types of injuries from back pain to tendonitis. The goal of our treatment options is to heal your injuries so that you can quickly return to playing the sports you love.
If you are an athlete or an avid exerciser, you have probably experienced a sprain or a strain. A sprain occurs when a ligament has been stretched outside of its useful range of motion and/or torn. A strain refers to the overextension injury of a muscle or tendon.
Tendonitis is a repetitive motion injury of one or more tendons. It causes inflammation, pain and loss of range of motion. In severe cases, the tendon may even have tiny tears in it. Tendonitis injuries include runner's knee, tennis, golfer's and little leaguer elbow, Achilles tendonitis and frozen shoulder.
Massage therapy helps relax the muscles while improving flexibility and range of motion. It also helps lower feelings of stress and anxiety while improving circulation. When it is combined with chiropractic adjustments, individuals typically experience a dramatic reduction in pain and improved recovery times.
To help get you back on the field faster, we may recommend physical therapy, which involves performing targeted exercises in order to restore strength, mobility and flexibility. It also helps keep you active while you are in recovery.
Chiropractic adjustments can be used on the vertebrae in the back and on the extremity joints. An injury of the back or joints can cause misalignments, which can lead to further injury due to improper joint movement. By pushing the joints back into their proper positions, our chiropractor is helping to reduce your pain, lower inflammation and restore proper joint function.
R.I.C.E. stands for rest, ice, compression and elevation. For the first 24 to 48 hours after your injury or after your diagnosis, it may be beneficial to elevate the injured area and apply alternating heat and ice to reduce the inflammation, swelling and pain. However, if the pain persists or the injury does not appear to be getting better, it is important to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.
To schedule an appointment with our chiropractor for your sports injury or to learn more, call our office at 626-513-0840.