Why Sports Injury Care Is Different from Normal Recovery
Many people look at regular injuries and sports injuries and assume they are both the same. Any licensed doctor should be able to treat the matter, or so the thinking goes. However, in reality, treatment for a sports injury tends to follow a very different path, with a far greater emphasis on correct recovery than for a typical general injury, especially for the extremities.
Understanding the Context of Sports Personal Injury
A sports injury automatically assumes by default that the patient is an athlete of some type or trying to become one. As a result, unlike a general injury, the approach to treatment and recovery has the added focus of helping the patient get back to a performance capability versus just healing an injury alone. That involves correct initial treatment, enhanced approaches for optimum healing, early recovery intervention to avoid scarring, and then focused rehabilitation. Most general injury treatment doesn’t even come close to the full gamut of a sports injury regimen.
Incorrect Healing Problems and Pain Management
Scarring is probably the biggest problem that occurs with sports injuries. When the body heals, it immediately begins flooding the damaged area with resources to rebuild and stop the injury from getting worse. However, the body isn’t the best reconstruction engineer, and many times, when left to its own devices, it will clump up material around the damaged area. That can turn into scar tissue that creates long-lasting joint pain, shoulder pain, feet pain, back pain, and more. This is evident in lumping around broken bone areas as well in muscle, ligament, and tendon areas. Unfortunately, especially with soft tissue, scar tissue creates tight spots that limit movement, flexibility, and creates areas prone to more injury in the future. Even extremities like the hands and fingers can be affected.
Chiropractor-Provided Proper Injury Treatment and Chiropractic Care
A personal injury physician with an eye for sports healing will immediately put an emphasis on both healing and stretching, forcing the soft tissue to have reduced scarring. This allows greater function of the healed muscle or tendon as well as reducing the chances of a future tear right next to the scarring. It also helps avoid secondary injuries like feet pain. For bones, proper setting is key, ensuring the bone heals correctly in the right position and length and avoiding long-term bone issues like knee pain, joint pain and arthritis.
Don’t Leave Your Healing in the Hands of Your Body Alone
At Kaizen Chiropractic Solutions in Orlando, FL, we provide enhanced sports injury rehabilitation and chiropractic care with a highly-trained chiropractic team focused on high-performance recovery versus just solving a basic injury with pain management alone. Athletes and fitness-oriented patients will realize some of the best care available in Orlando, FL at Kaizen. Give us a call or email to set up your first appointment for back pain, knee pain, and shoulder pain. You’ll be glad you did.