Sports injuries are common, whether you’re a professional athlete, a weekend sports jockey, or someone new to exercise, trying to work off some weight. Anytime a person is out there getting physical, there’s a chance for a sports injury to occur. Ideally, the more accustomed that your body is to exercise and playing sports, the fewer injuries you’d get.
Unfortunately, this isn’t really the case. A seasoned runner is more prone to knee injuries than a weekend “fast walking” enthusiast. And that same “fast walker” is more prone to spinal issues than the seasoned runner. So you see, it’s not a matter of getting a sports injury, but a matter of what kind of sports injuries you get.
Chiropractors Treat Sports Injuries
The good news is Dr. Rick Dunlap treats sports injuries. Many people feel that it’s better to consult with a chiropractor over a sports injury because of the nature of the human body. A regular physician may try to treat the exact site of the injury, while a Dr. Dunlap will understand that the injury may affect other parts of the body, may have originated elsewhere and may have hidden issues. In other words, your sports injury is best attended to by us.
What Kinds of Sports Injuries Do We Treat?
Dr. Dunlap treats almost any kind of sports injury, but not every single kind. For example, if you chip or lose a tooth playing sports, you should see a dentist. If you don’t wear protective goggles and incur an eye injury playing sports, you should see your eye doctor or visit the emergency room. But for most other sports injuries, the Dr. Dunlap is your best choice.
We treat injuries such as:
- Pinched nerves
- Compressed spine
- Herniated disc
- Cervicogenic pain
- “Locked” joints
- Swollen muscles
- Bruised bones
- Runner’s knee
- Shortened hamstring
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Shin splints
How a Chiropractor Can Help With Sports Injuries
Dr. Dunlap has a variety of treatment options to offer, depending upon the nature of your sports injury. You may even be able to get immediate relief from pain in one visit, although follow up visits will likely be needed for long-term healing. Talk to us about your treatment options.
Whenever you incur a sports injury, contact InSight Health & Wellness for assistance. They can advise you as to the best course of action for your individual circumstances at (215) 564-6680. After that, you'll be ready to get back in the game!