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Sports Injury

Sports Injury services offered in White Plains and Port Chester, NY

Sports Injury

Sports Injury services offered in White Plains and Port Chester, NY


Sports and exercise are vital for good health, and people of all ages can benefit enormously from participating in sports. If a sports injury does occur, Repair Recover Restore (R3) in White Plains and Port Chester, New York, can help any member of your family, from the youngest child to the oldest senior, using safe, nonpharmaceutical chiropractic care. Team members have spent 20 years working with athletes of all levels, getting them back on the court, field, or stadium and competing just as before their injury. Call the nearest office or schedule a sports injury consultation online today.

Sports Injury Q&A


What is a sports injury?

Sports injuries occur when you’re playing or training for sports or participating in any physically active pursuits. Whether you’re a keen cyclist, love weightlifting, or enjoy horseback riding, you could injure yourself during a fall or by overexertion.

Acute sports injuries happen suddenly and are often painful and disabling. You might sprain a tendon during a run, trip and fracture a bone, or overreach and tear a muscle. Acute sports injuries also happen when you collide with other players or get hit by a ball, racket, or other object.

In contrast to acute injuries, overuse conditions develop slowly due to the constant, repetitive use of specific tissues or joints. The affected tissues might develop tiny tears or microfractures, leading to inflammation, pain, and weakness that persists and often worsens.


What sports injuries could I get?

Sports injuries typically fall into six categories:


Muscle tears

Torn hamstrings in your thighs, torn calf muscles, and torn rotator cuff muscles in your shoulder are all common sports injuries.


Tendon strains

Typical tendon injuries include Achilles tendinitis in the heel, patellar tendinitis in the knee, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), and golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis). You can also develop tendon sheath inflammation (tenosynovitis).


Ligament sprains

Ligament sprains are frequent sports injuries, often affecting the knees. Sprained ankles and ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) or MCL (medial collateral ligament) sprains in the knees are also common.


Fractures

You can break an arm or leg bone falling over while running or if you have an accident and part company with your bike or board.


Dislocated joints

Dislocations happen when a joint’s bones come apart. Shoulders are particularly prone to dislocation, which can also tear the rotator cuff muscles and tendons.


Cartilage damage

The cartilage protecting your joints can sometimes tear, causing pain and instability. Meniscal tears in the knees and labral tears in the shoulders and hips are the most likely sports injuries.


How does chiropractic help with sports injuries?

Chiropractic can be invaluable in treating many sports injuries and assisting in rehabilitation. Treatments available at Repair Recover Restore include:

  • Manual chiropractic manipulation
  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization
  • Physical therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Acupuncture

The Repair Recover Restore team creates a treatment plan containing the therapies most appropriate for your injury.

Call Repair Recover Restore to schedule a sports injury consultation or book an appointment online today.