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Understanding Sports Injuries ​

Causes, Treatment, and Prevention ​

Sports injuries usually happen when we use a part of our body too much, get hit hard, or use more force than our body can handle.
Overuse injuries can happen when we do the same thing over and over, like running a long race or jumping a lot.


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Enhanced Recovery Plan

At Seaside Spine, we offer a comprehensive suite of treatments specifically tailored to the type and severity of your sports injury. Our experienced practitioners use an array of effective methods designed to ease pain, speed recovery, and restore function.

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The Importance of Immediate Chiropractic Attention

Early diagnosis and treatment is crucial to prevent permanent damage. ​

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What to Expect During Visit.

Initial Consultation

During your first appointment, you'll have a detailed conversation with your chiropractor about your health history, the nature of your sports injury, and your symptoms. The chiropractor may ask about the onset of the injury, any pain or discomfort you're experiencing, your sports routine, and any past injuries or treatments.

Physical Exam

After the consultation, the chiropractor will perform a thorough physical examination. This may involve checking your posture, testing your muscle strength and range of motion, and observing how you move. In some cases, they may order diagnostic imaging, like X-rays, to get a clearer picture of the affected area.

Personalized Treatment Plan

Following the examination, your chiropractor will discuss their findings with you and outline a tailored treatment plan. This plan will be designed to alleviate your pain, promote optimal healing, and prevent further injuries. It may include a combination of chiropractic adjustments, physical therapies, and advice on home exercises or lifestyle changes.

Common Questions

At our chiropractic clinic, we utilize a variety of methods to address and alleviate your pain. We start with a thorough assessment of your condition, followed by a tailored treatment plan. Depending on the nature of your injury or condition, we may use spinal adjustments, soft tissue therapies, exercise rehabilitation, or other chiropractic techniques to reduce inflammation, enhance mobility, and promote natural healing.

Our treatment approach is holistic and personalized to each patient. We offer a variety of services including chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression, Graston technique, laser light therapy, rapid release, and more. The exact treatment plan will depend on your specific injury, symptoms, and overall health condition.

The duration it takes to relieve pain varies greatly from person to person as it depends on the severity of the injury, your overall health, and how well your body responds to treatment. Some patients may experience relief after a few sessions, while others with more serious or chronic conditions may require a longer course of treatment. We will discuss your individual treatment plan and expected timeline during your initial consultation.

The cost of treatment can vary depending on the nature and severity of your condition, as well as the specific treatments provided. During your initial consultation, we will discuss the projected costs of your personalized treatment plan. We strive to make our services affordable and accessible to all.

Yes, we accept most major health insurance plans. However, coverage can vary widely, so it’s best to contact your insurance provider to understand your chiropractic benefits. We can also assist you with this during your initial visit to ensure you understand your coverage. If you do not have insurance or your insurance doesn’t cover chiropractic care, we offer affordable self-pay options.

The Importance of Immediate Chiropractic Attention

Early diagnosis and treatment is crucial to prevent permanent damage. ​

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Understanding Sports Injuries – Causes, Treatment, and Prevention



Sports and physical activities are integral to a healthy lifestyle. They help maintain our body’s physical fitness, contribute to mental well-being, and even serve as an enjoyable pastime.

However, these activities are not without risks, one of which is the occurrence of sports injuries. Understanding sports injuries, their causes, treatment options, and prevention strategies are crucial to maintaining an active lifestyle while minimizing risks.


Detailed Causes of Sports Injuries

Sports injuries usually occur due to overuse, direct impact, or a force that exceeds what a body part can structurally withstand. Let’s delve into these causes:


Overuse injuries result from repetitive trauma to a specific part of the body over time. These injuries are quite common in sports that involve continuous, repetitive motion. For example:

  • Running: Long-distance runners are prone to shin splints, stress fractures, and runner’s knee due to continuous pounding on hard surfaces.
  • Swimming: Swimmers often suffer from shoulder injuries due to the repetitive nature of stroke mechanics.
  • Baseball: Baseball players, particularly pitchers, are prone to elbow injuries from repeatedly throwing the ball with force.

Direct Impact

Direct impact injuries are common in contact sports or those involving high-speed collisions. These injuries often result in bruises, sprains, fractures, or even concussions. Sports associated with direct impact injuries include:

  • Football: Football players often suffer from sprains, strains, and fractures due to the physical nature of the sport.
  • Hockey: Aside from the danger posed by fast-moving pucks, hockey players often collide with each other or the boards, leading to various injuries.
  • Rugby: This sport involves a lot of physical contact, resulting in a wide range of injuries from bruises and sprains to more severe injuries like fractures or dislocations.


Force Exceeding Structural Limit

Sometimes, an athlete may apply more force than a body part can structurally withstand. This usually results in severe injuries, such as fractures or dislocations.

For example, a gymnast landing awkwardly from a high bar routine might fracture a leg, or a basketball player might dislocate a shoulder when colliding with another player.