Sports injuries can happen to athletes of all ages, from little children to seniors and everyone in between. It is inevitable that if you are a dedicated sports lover, you will get injured and need the help of someone who can give you relief. Dr. Kristian Mendyk and Dr. Derick Lajom at Mendyk Chiropractic in Perris, CA, and Moreno Valley have what you need to get back to your favorite sport as quickly as possible.
Sports injuries can cause a lot of pain, and they need to be treated asap so that the athletes can get back to business quickly.
Cryotherapy is the use of cold to help reduce swelling and to slow down circulation in the affected area. It is the same type of pain relief most people use at home when they have a sprained ankle, but this is used to reduce swelling and pain anywhere it's needed. It can give immediate relief for a stretched or pulled muscle or other soft tissue.
Electrical muscle stimulation
For muscle spasms or stiffness, electric currents help to relax the muscles and to release endorphins, which is nature's way of reducing pain. Stimulation also reduces swelling and releases trigger points that may be causing a reduction in your range of motion.
Massage therapy has many benefits for athletes. With a warm-up massage before exercise, the muscles can be prepared so that you are less likely to be injured while you are participating. After a workout, it can help to relax the muscles and work out any kinks you might have, as well as treat painful muscles and trigger points.
If you are participating in contact sports, the chances of having one of your vertebrae misaligned are pretty good. It can be in your neck or in your back. Other joints like knees, hips, shoulders, elbows, wrists, and ankles can also benefit from realignment. When vertebrae are misaligned, messages can't get through and the entire body suffers.
Therapeutic exercise is an important addition to chiropractic care. When you have sports injuries, you will be able to do these exercises at home to continue your healing. The treatment plan will be designed for you.
When you are suffering from sports injuries, Dr. Mendyk and Dr. Lajom at Mendyk Chiropractic in Perris and Moreno Valley, CA have the expertise that you need to evaluate and design a treatment plan to get you back to your favorite activities. Call (951) 943-1722 (Perris office) or (951) 697-0246 (Moreno Valley) to make an appointment. We proudly serve Perris, Moreno Valley, Riverside, Sun City, and Menifee, CA.