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Heal Sports Injuries Faster with These Treatments

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Heal Sports Injuries Faster with These Treatments

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Sports injuries are more common than you might think. About 8.6 million people ages 5 to 24 are injured playing sports every year. Sprains and strains are the most common injuries, followed by knee injuries, dislocations, fractures, and head injuries.  Sports injuries are common in both children and young adults.  If you were recently hurt playing sports, follow these tips to help you heal from sports injuries more quickly.

Joint Injections

Anti-inflammatory joint injections can reduce pain while improving joint mobility following injury.  Injections offer quick targeted relief.

Anesthetic shots can relieve nerves that keep sending out signals of pain due to nerve compression or joint injury. Since these chemicals relieve inflammation in general, they reduce swelling and heat in addition to pain. The needle is used to penetrate into the joint or area around the nerve so the medications are delivered right where they are needed. Soft tissue injuries respond successfully with this type of therapy.

Active Release Technique

Active Release Technique is an innovative tissue-focused massage method that is directed towards affected muscles, nerves, tendons, and ligaments.

Injuries an accumulation of micro-damage to tissues can cause a variety of painful symptoms. Dense scar tissue can form follwing this accumulation of damage, which can negatively affect the surrounding healthy tissue. As a result, muscles become weaker and shorter, tendons become irritated, and nerves may get pinched or trapped.

Active Release Technique can successfully address these overuse injuries including those listed below:

  • chronic back, neck, shoulder, and leg pain
  • muscle and ligament tears
  • damaged or compressed nerves
  • shin splints
  • plantar fasciitis
  • tennis or golf elbow

Regenerative Therapy

Minor and moderate cartilage tears can translate to pain that lasts just a few weeks. But, for traumatic injuries or lifelong joint conditions, pain becomes a constant part of life.  ACL or PCL injuries, meniscus tears, chondromalacia, knee degeneration, and more are common conditions that many suffer from…but there is another way.

Current treatments for the painful and debilitating effects of sport injuries involve the power of regenerative medicine and regenerative therapy.

According to the National Institute of Health, Regenerative Medicine utilizing regenerative therapy provides a promising alternative to surgery by promoting safe and natural healing. This less invasive approach attracts thousands each year. Stem Cell treatments are now available at Colorado Regenerative Health , one of the few clinics in the country to offer regenerative cellular therapy utilizing an tissue matrix.

Physical Therapy

Sports injuries are common for participants in organized sports, competitions, training exercises, or fitness activities–especially if they don’t have adequate training plans, improper warm-up or a simple lack of conditioning.

Physical therapy is a vital step to getting active people back to their former activity levels and beyond.  Properly treating sports injuries often relies on physical rehabilitation. Physical therapy rebuilds strength and movement while managing pain and preventing permanent damage or chronic issues.

Other Treatment Options

Our therapeutic programs combine multiple treatment methods to ensure your irritation, inflammation, and lack of flexibility is resolved as quickly as possible. These therapies include:

  • Myotherapy, which can involve deep tissue massage or a tapping pressure
  • Vibration exercises to relax tensed muscles all at once
  • Electrostimulation through a safe TENS unit
  • Massage therapy to work out the knots
  • Assisted and home stretching to improve muscle tone
  • Injections to help break down the scar tissue and heal the affected muscle

Since our Colorado Regenerative Health team includes a medical doctor, chiropractor, and experienced massage therapists, we can provide a full range of services without sending you out of the office. If you have been struggling with inflammation and tenderness that doesn’t have a clear cause, we may be able to pinpoint the muscles involved and relax the tension.

Preventing Future Sports Injuries

The good news is, most injuries can be prevented with some simple steps before, during and after. Consider the following: 

  • Warm-up! They are an essential part of your injury-free plan. Muscles should be warm before stretching and exercise. Cold muscles are much more apt to strain and tear. Dynamic stretching, where you are moving the muscle to stretch it is better than static where you just sit and reach.
  • Learn the proper technique/posture/form for each exercise you do. 
  • Be honest with your current limitations. Age and wellness impact your exercise abilities. Consult with your doctor BEFORE you begin exercise so you don’t overdo it.
  • Listen to your body. If a part of your body is sore, hurting, or starting to feel “weird”, then stop what you are doing or switch to another activity. If a muscle group or body part keeps bothering you, get a health evaluation.
  • Pay attention to how you are fueling yourself and hydrate. Your body needs good nutrition and lots of water for preventing injuries, dehydration and more.

While preventing injuries is paramount, most of us don’t even know our repetitive actions are leading to an injury. 

Colorado Regenerative Health professionals offer chiropractic and physical therapy services to keep muscles strong as they heal. Improve recovery times with our targeted therapy services. Physical and chiropractic therapies find the source of an injury and customize methods of healing to that specific area of the body. 

By treating an injury without surgery or narcotics you can avoid many dangerous, lingering side effects and get back to what you love to do in a more natural way.

Call us today at (303) 872-7161 to learn more and schedule a visit with the friendly team of professionals at Colorado Regenerative Health.

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