Sports Injury Treatment Nashville
Sports injuries occur during sports or exercise every day in Nashville. While it is possible to injure any part of the body when playing sports, the term sports injuries is commonly used to refer to injuries of the musculoskeletal system.
Some of the most common sports injuries include:
- Ankle sprain
- Hamstring strain
- Shin splints
- Knee injury - ACL tear
- Knee injury - Patellofemoral syndrome — injury resulting from the repetitive movement of your kneecap against your thigh bone
- Tennis elbow (epicondylitis)
- Golfer's elbow
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shoulder Strain
Acute injuries usually occur suddenly while participating in sports or exercise. They may result in sudden and severe pain, the inability to bear weight on a limb, or inability to move the affected part of the body. Chronic injuries usually result from overuse of one area of the body over a period of time. Symptoms of chronic injuries include soreness, dull aching pain, and pain during participation in physical activity.
Sports Injury Treatment Nashville
The treatment of sports injuries typically consists of several different therapies - depending upon the location and severity of the injury. By using a multi-faceted approach, the doctors at Art of Health Chiropractic are able to help your body heal as quickly as possible.
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy plays an important part of the healing process and is used by professional athletes worldwide.
Laser therapy accomplishes several key tasks:
- increases blood flow by vasodilating local blood vessels to an area with low blood flow compared to areas of the body that are surrounded by major muscle groups. This increased blood flow brings in the nutrients necessary to repair damaged tissues and removed the damaged tissue fibers
- increasing lymphatic flow which helps to reduce local swelling
- decreases prostagladin formation which reduces pain levels
- increases endorphin production
- expedites the body's natural healing processes, which allows for quicker introduction into rehabilitation
- mild sprains can see drastic improvement in 3-5 visits
- Kineosiotape is a latex-free athletic tape that has been used for years. Taping allows for support of the injured area while ensuring proper function.
- Kinesiotaping can provide support and compression post injury and later in the rehabilitation process can give support when returning to full training.
- Taping can also be helpful if the ligaments have suffered permanent stretching - resulting in instability of the injured joint.
- Myofascial therapy is a soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain. This therapy aims to relax contracted muscles, improve blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulate the stretch reflex in muscles.
- Myofascial release, Gua Sha, and Trigger Point Therapy are some of the techniques used at our office.
Chiropractic adjustments can be an important factor in recovering from a sports injury. Drs. Buczynski and Gant have both taken extensive supplementary training in adjusting the joints in the extremities.
- Restoration of normal joint range of motion and function
- Restoration of normal movement patterns
- Normalization of your upper and lower limb neurodynamics
Rehabilitating an injured joint or muscle is imperative - as it allows for a return to as close to normal function as possible.
After the initial acute stage which is usually 24 to 48 hours - it could be longer with a bad sprain - rehabilitation exercises may begin if your pain level allows.
The therapeutic exercises your doctor will use to rehab your injury is based around three phases:
- beginning proper scar tissue alignment along the muscle and joint lines of stress
- restoring normal range of motion and building endurance
- strengthening exercises for the injured area
Feel free to call the office at (615) 953-7544 or fill out the form below.