Sports are a big part of many people’s lives, and injuries resulting from sports can be devastating and take you out of the game. In his Issaquah, Washington, office, Dr. Terry Cottrell assists patients suffering from the aftermath of a variety of sports injuries. Offering a range of treatment methods for symptoms such as pain and inflammation. Call or book your appointment with Dr. Cottrell online, and let the team at Cottrell Chiropractic get you back in the game.

Sports Injury Q & A

What are the symptoms of a sports injury?

If you have a sports injury, you’re likely to experience any of the following:

  • Swelling
  • Muscle spasms
  • Redness of the area
  • Weakness and instability of the affected area
  • Pain that can be sharp, and/or a dull, burning sensation
  • Fatigue and headaches as a result of any excessive inflammation from the injury

There are many types of sports injuries from tears and strains to sprains and breaks. The intricate meandering compilation of tissues, bones, ligaments, and tendons in your body allow plenty of room for damage to occur if you experience an injury, particularly from high-impact sports or activity.

It’s vital to monitor your symptoms and seek the advice of a medical professional, especially if your symptoms are getting progressively worse.

What are the chiropractic treatment options for a sports injury?

Dr. Cottrell can provide you with a number of treatment options. Chiropractic adjustments can release the pressure on the nervous system and even manage chronic pain. Lifestyle counseling can also be an additional complement to other treatments.

Dr. Cottrell may decide that rehabilitative exercises are a good course of action for you. The right treatment depends on the severity and type of your injury. Many rehabilitative exercises used in chiropractic care are focused on core and strength training to provide a more general, well-rounded improvement in endurance.

Dr. Cottrell will assist you in making the right decision and even develop an ongoing maintenance plan to keep your health in good shape.

What are the different types of sports injuries?

There are many different sports injuries that can result from a variety of training and activities. Some more common types are:

  • Tendonitis
  • Knee injuries
  • Muscle strains
  • Spinal misalignments
  • Tennis elbow: the pain on the outside of the arm, often from repetitive motion and overuse

Some sports injuries can develop into arthritis, involving chronic inflammation of particular joints and an over-reaction of your immune system.

If you have a sports injury and are experiencing troublesome symptoms, Dr. Cottrell and his team can help to get you back in the game. Call or book your appointment online.