Your Guide to Sports Injuries in Springfield, OR
We understand how important and vital exercise is for the body. Exercise promotes healthy blood flow, oxygen to the brain and heart, and is a part of a healthy lifestyle. What we also know is that anytime you play a sport or fail to properly warm-up and stretch, an injury can occur. Don't let a sports injury sideline you for the season; allow our chiropractor at Centennial Chiropractic Clinic provide all the necessary preventative health protocol to keep you in the game.
The most common types of sports injuries
- Knee injuries
- Swollen muscles
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Pain along the lower leg of the shin bone
- Achilles tendonitis
For every instance you experience a sports injury, our chiropractor in Springfield has the rehabilitation treatments to help you restore your body back to positive shape and well-being. Oftentimes, an injury occurs when the lesser-known signs are more difficult to pinpoint. For instance, being out of shape or overweight has a negative bearing on your propensity to suffer from a sports injury.
We provide nutritional counseling, massage therapy, and all chiropractic care services for your journey back to wellness. Because there's no speed healing for a sports injury, we recommend R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) until you're able to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor and professional healing team. The RICE treatment at home will alleviate the inflammation until your condition is seen by our clinic.
All sports have some risk of injury. It is up to proper education, knowledge, and a desire to remain healthy and competitive that allows you to follow our guidelines. To aid in prevention, we suggest the following:
- Take time off
- Wear the proper gear for your sport
- Strengthen specific muscles designed for your sport
- Enhance flexibility through a high-quality program
- Use proper techniques when playing
- Avoid playing through pain
- Take breaks when fatigued
- Play it safe on the field or court
However, the benefits of sports participation outweigh the risks. Our Centennial Chiropractic Clinic merely wants to help you be your best on and off the field. As a competitor, it's all too common to want to excel and perhaps overstrain your muscles to the point of exhaustion and overuse. Dr. Kevin Muzzana, our in-house chiropractor, has been trained for excellence in providing optimal care, therefore the prevention of a sports injury can be increased through his knowledge of the human body. Our chiropractor goes the extra mile.
Schedule an appointment today!
The main goal of any sport is to have fun and learn lifelong activity skills. Call us at 541-726-6521 for further questions and for all-around treatment.