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Sports Injury FAQ Answered by a Sioux City Chiropractor

A Sioux City chiropractor like one of the ones from the Multicare Health Clinic, serving Sioux City IA and the surrounding area, offers those who suffer from a sports injury the care they need. Our clinic supplies you with the option of natural healing methods that promote a healthy recovery without using invasive methods. We'll not only get you in the game, but we'll strive to get your performing more optimally.

What's the Difference Between a Sprain and a Strain?

Although the terms sound similar, a sprain is when you stretch or tear a band of the fibrous tissue that connects two bones together at the joint, which is known as your ligaments. On the other hand, a strain is when you tear a muscle or tendon. The tendon's responsibility is to connect the muscle to the bone.

How Can I Prevent Sports Injuries?

It's possible to prevent sports injuries by taking regular breaks when you're exercising. Always warm up before you start any type of physical activity. If you feel pain, you should stop whatever exercise you're doing. Pain is your body's way of telling you something is wrong.

What Are the Most Common Sports Injuries?

Injuries to your knees, feet and ankles are the most common types of injuries. It's possible to hurt your back. You might even damage one of the areas of your spinal cord. Some people even develop whiplash as the result of a sports-related injury.

Can a Spinal Alignment Help with a Sports Injury?

This depends on the type of injury you have. If you're having any type of back pain including sciatica or pain associated with a slipped disc, you might benefit from a spinal alignment. The chiropractor may realign the spine to promote healing, enhance blood flow and take pressure off of any nerves.

Besides a Spinal Alignment, What Other Treatments Are Used for Sports Injuries?

Our chiropractor may use hot and cold therapy to relieve inflammation. We might also use certain guided exercises to enhance the healing process.

To see how a chiropractor can assist with your sports injury, contact our Sioux IA facility, the Multicare Health Clinic by calling 712-276-4325.

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Phone Number: (712) 276-4325

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