Whether you're a weekend warrior or a professional athlete, sports injuries can sideline you from your favorite activities. Fortunately, Ries Wellness in Chicago has a sports rehabilitation specialist who can treat most sports injuries. Let’s look at some of the frequently asked questions about sports injuries and their treatment.
What is Sports Rehabilitation?
Sports rehabilitation is the process of helping athletes recover from sports-related injuries. Our chiropractor in Bucktown often combines several modalities, such as chiropractic care, acupuncture, and massage therapy, to help our patients heal.
What are the Most Common Sports Injuries?
The most common sports injuries include:
- Achilles tendonitis
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
- Patellar tendinitis
- Rotator cuff tears
- Shin splints
Sports rehabilitation specialists can also help with more severe injuries, such as concussions and fractures.
What Can I Expect During My First Appointment?
During your first sports rehabilitation appointment, our chiropractor will take a thorough medical history and ask about your symptoms. We will then perform a physical examination and may order x-rays or other imaging tests. We will develop a treatment plan based on our findings to help you heal.
What is the Recovery Time for a Sports Injury?
The recovery time for a sports injury varies depending on the type and severity of the injury. For example, a minor ankle sprain may take a few weeks to heal, while a more severe ACL tear may require several months of rehabilitation.
How Can I Prevent Sports Injuries?
There are several things you can do to prevent sports injuries, including:
- Wearing the proper shoes and equipment for your sport
- Warming up before you play to loosen your muscles
- Cooling down after you play to prevent stiffness
- Stretching regularly to increase flexibility
When Should I See a Sports Rehabilitation Specialist?
You should see a sports rehabilitation specialist if you have any pain or discomfort during or after playing your sport. Early diagnosis and treatment can help you heal quickly to get back to your favorite sport.
Are You Looking for a Sports Rehabilitation Specialist for Your Injury?
If you're looking for sports rehabilitation care in Chicago, contact Ries Wellness to schedule an appointment. Our sports chiropractor can help with your injury rehabilitation and get you back to your favorite activities as soon as possible. Call us today at (312) 636-3786 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.