Dr. Brian DiRussa, DC • Sports Chiropractor
Sports Injuries Can Cause Pain And Limit Performance
Athletes understand the numerous demands of participating in a sport. Putting your body through activities such as running, jumping or tackling can result in painful tears, sprains and strains. Seeing a chiropractor can help athletes heal faster after suffering a sports injury and can prevent them.
The main reasons athletes suffer sports injuries include forceful impacts, repetitive motions, over-training and failure to warm up properly. This can happen in countless ways, depending on what activity you are doing or what sport you are playing in. It is important to take precautionary measures, but sometimes injuries can happen to the most physically active and experienced people. These conditions are often a result of injuries suffered years or even decades ago that did not heal properly.
Children and teens tend to ignore what seem to be small injuries when they are active. But if an injury is left untreated, this can lead to chronic pain in other areas that may not even be directly related to the focal point of the injury. These areas can be the knees, hips, back and neck. Many sports injuries are insufficiently treated and allowed to rest and heal, increasing the odds that they will cause chronic pain later in life. This can lead to pain, frustration and a decrease in athletic abilities.
Dr. DiRussa Treats Amateur And Professional Athletes With the Following Symptoms & Conditions
- Burning, dull pain
- Muscle Pains
- Muscle Spasms
If Left Untreated, Sports Injuries Can Lead To More Serious Conditions
Although many people think that chiropractic is solely limited to the spine, Dr. Brian DiRussa, DC treats and helps prevent injuries of the neck, back, shoulders, knees and ankles. When the spine is perfectly aligned, this can alleviate tension in the body, decreases inflammation and allows the nervous system to function optimally.
Vital nutrients, water and blood can travel throughout the body more easily when the spine is aligned. It can also increase the immune system, which is ideal for anyone with a busy and active lifestyle. This allows the body to function better and become less susceptible to injury.
Dr. Brian DiRussa, DC can help athletes by relieving their pain and helping them heal faster after an injury. Many athletes try to mask pain with medication, but this can lead to further risk and damage to the body. At our sports chiropractic clinic in Southampton, Dr. DiRussa will perform a full evaluation and construct a customized treatment plan to get you feeling your best and back to doing what you love.
Cold Laser Therapy For Sports Injuries
The application of cold laser therapy reduces short-term inflammation. Additionally, laser therapy significantly lowers the risk of arthritis frequently resulting from sports injuries. Laser therapy is used by professional sports teams and athletes to treat inflammation, provide deep-tissue therapy and accelerate pain relief to help athletes minimize downtime. For the past decade, deep tissue laser therapy has revolutionized treatment in the professional sports world including NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL and USA Cycling athletes as well as Ironman triathlon competitors, competitive runners, college athletes, former Olympic athletes and elite cross-fitters.