Athletes spend a lot of time training. Whether you are a highly-trained athlete or a weekend warrior, you are at risk of injuring yourself while training or competing. If you have recently been injured while participating in a sport, our team at Klaes Clinic in Seymour, IN can help.
ACL Tears and Strains
These are both common sports injuries. This injury is caused by slowing down and quickly pivoting while trying to change direction. If you have a tear, you may need surgery. If you have strained your ACL, a chiropractor can help treat the pain.
Hip Flexor Strains
The hip flexor muscles are located on the upper front side of the thigh. These muscles are essential in lifting your knees toward your torso. This injury often occurs while sprinting, running inclines, and activities that require sudden starts and quick turns. In most cases, this injury can be treated with rest and ice. If the pain has not subsided after a few days, our chiropractors can provide some pain relief.
Concussions are common when participating in contact sports, such as football, hockey, and boxing. This injury occurs from a blow to the head and can cause symptoms which include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Slurred speech
- Sensitivity to light
- Delayed response to questions
You should see a doctor if you suspect you have a concussion. You should not return to your sport until you are cleared by a doctor. If the pain and other symptoms persist, a chiropractor can help. When a person is hit in the head, it is not uncommon for the cervical spine to become misaligned, which can be treated with chiropractic adjustments.
Sciatica is a common issue for cyclists, golfers, and tennis players. It occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed, which causes pain in the lower back, to the buttocks, and down one leg. The pain often begins after participating in the sport and not during. Many people compare the pain caused by sciatica to an electric shock. Our chiropractors can perform chiropractic adjustments to relieve the pressure from the sciatic nerve to reduce your pain.
Tennis and Golf Elbow
Tennis and golf elbow are exactly what their names describe. Tennis elbow causes a painful lump on the outside of the elbow, and golf elbow causes a painful lump on the inside of the elbow. Icing the area can help with the pain and a chiropractor can help using chiropractic adjustments, stretching techniques, and strengthening exercises.
Get Treatment for Your Sports Injury in Seymour, IN
If you have suffered a sports injury, schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors at Klaes Clinic. We will perform a full examination and create a treatment plan designed to provide pain relief and support the recovery process. Call us today at 812-522-2240 to schedule your appointment.