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Sports Injuries Specialist

Casa Grande Chiropractic

Tim Hoyt, DC

Chiropractor located in Casa Grande, AZ

After suffering a sports injury, you have one goal: to recover and get back in the game as quickly as possible. At Casa Grande Chiropractic, Tim Hoyt, DC, shares the same goal, but he also wants you to return to play at the same strength or better. To do that, Dr. Hoyt creates an individualized treatment plan that accelerates healing, provides sport-specific rehabilitation, and lowers your risk of a repeat injury. Don’t wait to get exceptional care for a sports injury. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Casa Grande, Arizona, or book online today.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are the most common sports injuries?

Sports injuries occur in everyone who leads an active life, whether they’re competitive athletes, weekend warriors, follow a strict exercise regimen, or like to take daily walks.

The most common sports injuries include:

  • Sprained ankle
  • ACL tear
  • Meniscus tear
  • Joint dislocation
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Herniated discs
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Stress fractures
  • Concussion
  • Back strain
  • Neck stingers
  • Ligament and tendon tears

A direct force or blow, like getting tackled, and sudden movements such as quickly pivoting account for many acute (sudden) sports injuries. However, overuse injuries are more common than acute injuries.

Overuse injuries occur when you frequently repeat the same movements and don’t give your muscle, ligaments, and tendons enough time to heal. 

What symptoms develop following a sports injury?

After a sports injury, you may experience one or more of these symptoms:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Difficulty moving
  • Joint instability
  • Muscle weakness
  • Tingling or electric-shock pain
  • Numbness or loss of feeling
  • Inability to bear weight on or use the affected limb

Concussions cause symptoms such as confusion, headaches, memory loss, and dizziness. In some cases, concussion symptoms won’t appear for several hours or days.

How do chiropractors treat sports injuries? 

During your first appointment, Dr. Hoyt reviews your medical history and symptoms and completes a comprehensive physical exam. If your injury needs X-rays, they’re done in the office so Dr. Hoyt can quickly review the images and diagnose your injury.

As soon as Dr. Hoyt diagnoses your injury, he develops a treatment plan and begins your first session so you can start to get relief from your pain.

This list gives you an idea of some of the treatments typically included in a sports injury treatment plan. However, the specific therapies you receive depend on the location and severity of your injury:

  • Heat and ice therapy
  • Joint mobilization
  • Spinal manipulation
  • Spinal decompression
  • Physical therapy
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Electrical muscle stimulation
  • Balance training
  • Myofascial release
  • Activator Method®
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Sport-specific rehabilitation
  • Nutritional counseling

The stress placed on your body after a sports injury, and the increased metabolic demand of healing, quickly deplete certain nutrients. Nutritional counseling fills the gap by determining the extra nutrients you need to support healing and your ongoing athletic activities. 

As you recover from your sports injuries, Dr. Hoyt incorporates sport-specific rehabilitation into your treatment, so you’re prepared to return to play.

If you need expert care for a sports injury, call Casa Grande Chiropractic or book an appointment online today.