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Frequently Asked Sports Injury Questions at Tartak Chiropractic & Wellness Center

Sports injuries can be as frustrating as they are painful, especially when you're not exactly what's happening to you or what you ought to do about it. We understand your distress here at Tartak Chiropractic & Wellness Center, so here are the answers to some frequently asked sports injury questions at our clinic.

Baseball player with a hurt knee.

What's the Difference between an Acute Sports Injury and a Chronic Sports Injury?

An acute sports injury may occur in an otherwise-healthy body part as the result of a high-impact collision, unfortunate twisting of a joint or another sudden incident. As the damage to that body part heals, the pain and other symptoms resolve. By contrast, a chronic sports injury lingers far beyond the point that an acute injury would resolve. These injuries may also develop slowly in response to musculoskeletal imbalances.

What are some Examples of Acute Sports Injuries?

Examples of acute sports injuries would include a bruising fall or football tackle that leaves you with whiplash or herniated spinal discs, an impact to a planted knee that ruptures the ligaments, and a sprained ankle or Achilles tendon from sudden, extreme hyperextension.

What are some Examples of Chronic Sports Injuries?

Common chronic sports injuries include tennis and golfer's elbow (two different forms of tendon inflammation), plantar fasciitis (inflammation of the foot's connective tissues), shoulder bursitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome (particularly in athletes who hold rackets or clubs).

How might a Musculoskeletal Misalignment Contribute to Sports Injuries?

Sports injuries afflicting weight-bearing joints can easily stem from an untreated musculoskeletal misalignment. When your body is off-balance, the entire kinetic chain can be affected, making you more vulnerable to both acute and chronic injuries.

What can Chiropractic Care do for My Injury?

Chiropractic care is a smart way to correct joint alignment issues that interfere with your posture, balance, stance, and gait; they can also optimize the performance of extremity joints. Our Fort Lauderdale chiropractor, Dr. Tartak, can even administer adjustments under anesthesia for maximum correction without pain.

What Other Healing Methods does Your Fort Lauderdale Chiropractor Prescribe?

In addition to joint adjustments, our Fort Lauderdale chiropractor can treat soft tissue injuries with such varied technique as cold laser therapy, pelvic stabilizer orthotics (to ease plantar fasciitis pain and correct posture) and Kinesio tape.

What is Kinesio Tape?

Kinesio tape is special kind of tape designed, not only to support injured tissues but also to improve blood flow, enhance fluid drainage and relieve inflammation. 

Can You Help me Avoid Future Sports Injuries?

We will be happy to help you keep your musculoskeletal system in tip-top condition on a constant basis, thus reducing your vulnerability to future sports injuries. Check in with us periodically!

Bring Your Sports Injury Questions to Our Chiropractor in Fort Lauderdale

Our chiropractor in Fort Lauderdale can address any sports injury questions or problems, you may have. Contact us at 954-764-4042 today to schedule a consultation!

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