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Sports Injuries Causes, Symptoms, and Chiropractic Treatment Options

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What Are Causes of Sports Injuries?

The number one cause for adult sports injuries and non-sports 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. If you are working out, lifting weights, training for a marathon, etc., while experiencing pain, your brain will protect your body by decreasing performance.

Other sports injuries may be caused by overuse or direct impact. Overusing a certain muscle group can cause the pain to worsen over time. The best way to avoid an injury caused by overuse is to ensure quality rest/recovery in between each physical activity. That said, the direct impact can also cause a sports injury because muscles are forced into an unnatural state due to another individual coming into contact with you. One of the best ways to avoid a sports injury caused by direct impact is to wear appropriate protective gear like shin guards, shoulder pads, and helmets. However, there are many other tactics that help prevent sports injuries as well including proper stretching, being cautious about over-exercising, and reducing the intensity or stopping a workout if a small injury is noted.

Sports injuries can be caused by many different reasons, but it is important to know, once you are experiencing pain or discomfort, reach out to a chiropractor as soon as you can. Prolonging the recovery phase can cause serious consequences, so it is imperative to be proactive and find the right chiropractic treatment option for you.

What are Symptoms of Sports Injuries?

Symptoms of a sports injury can vary drastically depending on the severity of the damaged tissue. Remember, pain is an expression of your brain, created by damaged tissue. If you believe you are feeling symptoms of a sports injury, the brain can decrease your performance, even if there is little to no pain felt.

Since 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. That said, if you are experiencing any discomfort or pain, after any physical activity, you should contact our sports chiropractic doctors at your earliest convenience to understand and investigate the severity of your sports injury.

Common Symptoms of Sports Injuries

A few of the most common symptoms of sports injuries include pain, swelling, stiffness, weakness, numbness, and redness. If you are experiencing any of the common symptoms listed below, please do not hesitate to contact our sports injury clinic in Bellevue, NE. Our professional chiropractic doctors can help treat any of the symptoms listed below and more through our sports chiropractic treatment options:

  • Repetitive injuries

  • Pain or discomfort for greater than one month

  • Repetitive pain

  • Sprains and strains

  • Knee injuries

  • Swollen muscles

  • Achilles tendon injuries

  • Pain along the shin bone

  • Rotator cuff injuries

Sports Injury Chiropractic Treatment in Omaha, NE

At Behm Muscle & Joint Clinic, our chiropractors focus on not only treating your symptoms, but also finding the root cause of your pain which ensures the best chiropractic treatment for your specific sports injury. Whether you suffer from repetitive ankle sprains or shoulder pain, our chiropractic doctors can ensure the most high-quality chiropractic treatment at our chiropractic clinic located in Bellevue, NE

Each of our chiropractors are educated and experienced, and ready to treat your sports injury through a combination of chiropractic, soft tissue therapy, and rehabilitation. Contact our sports injury clinic or give us a call today at 402-292-1450 to schedule an appointment with our chiropractic doctors.

Content written by Dr. Adam Behm, DC, CCSP®

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