Sports Injuries in Downtown San Diego
Staying active is good for your health, but sometimes you may injure yourself when you’re working out or playing sports. For holistic care for sports injuries in Downtown San Diego, look no further. The team diagnoses and treats new and chronic injuries to get you back on the field or court again. Integrative treatments include rehabilitation, massage therapy, and acupuncture. For a personalized approach to wellness after a sports injury, call the Downtown Gaslamp Quarter office, or book a consultation online.
What are sports injuries in Downtown San Diego?
Sports injuries happen on the field or court and are considered acute or chronic. Acute injuries occur suddenly, while chronic injuries arise over a period of time playing a sport. A muscle strain is an example of an acute injury, while a tennis elbow is a chronic sports injury.
How do I know I have an acute or chronic sports injury?
You may experience some of the same symptoms with both types of sports injuries. Swelling, for example, can occur with both acute and chronic sports injuries.
However, your sports injury is probably acute if you experience:
- A sudden, severe pain
- Extreme tenderness
With an acute sports injury, you may not be able to place any weight on your injured body part. In contrast, with a chronic sports injury, you may experience:
- Dull ache at rest
- Pain while playing/exercising
Your exact symptoms typically vary depending on the nature of your sports injury.
What are some common sports injuries?
The most common sports injuries include:
- Muscle sprains and strains
- Knee injuries
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Pain along your shin bone
If you have a sports injury, contact Gaslamp Chiropractic for integrative, whole-person care to relieve your symptoms and prevent lasting damage.
How are sports injuries treated?
Your Gaslamp Chiropractic provider tailors your treatment to your sports injury, recommending chiropractic therapy and other modalities to promote your recovery. Rehabilitation is a key part of treatment. The practitioners at Gaslamp Chiropractic suggest targeted exercises to get your injured area back to normal.
Moving your injured area helps it to heal. The sooner this is done, the better. Gaslamp Chiropractic begins with exercises to gently move the injured area through a range of motions and stretch it.
As your sports injury heals, scar tissue forms, causing your tissue to contract. When this happens, the injured area becomes stiff or tight — putting you at risk of reinjury. Gaslamp Chiropractic encourages you to stretch your muscles every day, particularly before playing sports.
Your chiropractor also may recommend:
- Cold packs
- Heat packs
- Cold laser therapy
- Massage therapy
For effective treatment for your sports injury to help speed your recovery, call Gaslamp Chiropractic today or book a consultation online.