Being active is a necessity if we want to stay healthy, but sometimes a healthy lifestyle comes with a price. With physical activity comes the risk of sports injuries, the most common being: sprains and strains, swollen muscles, fractures, and/or dislocations. Some sports injuries could result from accidents, while others are due to poor training practices, improper equipment, or lack of conditioning. Whatever the case, Dr. Nicholas Stamoulos at Personal Care Chiropractic & Massage can develop an individualized treatment plan to get you back on track and back on the field.
Whether an injury is acute or chronic, you should never “play through the pain.” If you get hurt, you should always practice the RICE method first. RICE stands for “rest, ice, compression, and elevation.” This method has the ability to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and speed up the healing process, but remember that it may be a temporary solution to a deeper problem. If you develop a symptom that hinders your athletic performance, you should visit us immediately for an evaluation. Treatment will depend on the severity of the injury and may include a combination of physical therapy, strengthening exercises, and bracing.
If you’ve recently suffered a sports injury and think you may benefit from chiropractic care, please give us a call. To learn more about the services we provide at our office, visit www.painlessbody.com for more information. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Nicholas Stamoulos at Personal Care Chiropractic & Massage. in Arlington, MA, call 781-641-4482.