How we treat our patients with a sports injury
First, we ask you about your health, your injury, and your pain and perform an exam that will offer more in-depth and detailed information on your injury. We will fully analyze your back, extremities, tendons, ligaments, and joints.
Once we’ve determined the cause of the pain, we will make an educated treatment plan to aid in effective recovery.
The two most common techniques we perform are:
Using spinal manipulation, Dr. Sikorsky will place you in several positions and perform manual impulses to the affected joints to release pressure and properly align the muscles and joints to get them in working, pain-free order.
These impulses may cause an audible sound, like cracking, called cavitation. The sound happens when gas is released from the joint and motion is reestablished.
Spinal mobilization is used when patients are experiencing more pain and require a gentler approach. It utilizes tools and stretching techniques to release joint pressure.
If needed, we will incorporate adjustments, heat and ice, electric stimulation, massage, and physical therapy to ensure the patient gets the best care for their particular discomfort and ailment.
If sports injuries go untreated
Most patients who practice sports or athletics will do themselves a great service by using a chiropractor for their preventive care, as well as post-event care.
Chiropractic care can contribute to the success of a healthy, balanced, and aligned body and mind while keeping the athlete on track to accomplishing their goal.
An untreated sports injury can lead to:
- Failure to get to your race / goal / event
- No longer being able to participate in the events you enjoy
- Chronic pain and stiffness
- Inability to perform daily activities or routines
- Nerve damage
- Psychological complications (sleep issues, depression)
If a sports injury goes untreated the athlete can pay the ultimate price- not performing well, not performing at all, even not performing ever again.
When time, money, effort, and pain have been put into achieving a goal and you’re unable to complete it due to lack of self-care and preservation, the disappointment can cause mental anguish and depression, as the physical pain takes on more serious attributes.
Solutions for sports injury pain
Because Dr. Sikorsky is an athlete and has dedicated his life to healing those who suffer from sports injuries, he understands how to properly manage the athlete’s body and discomfort.
Whether you suffer from advanced pain, chronic injuries, or need some balance, finding a chiropractor who has a strong focus on treating the vulnerabilities found in an athlete and identifying the origin of the pain is a safe and reliable bet.
You will receive specific techniques geared toward athletes and advice on how to avoid re-injury and new injuries. We provide each patient with a video of their visit, allowing them to learn how to properly take care of themselves at home through exercise and stretching.
If you are training for an event, have completed an event, or in pain caused by a strenuous athletic routine, come in and see us for a comprehensive exam and a working plan that will allow for your goal to be met.
“Dr. Steve is highly recommended. He is very knowledgeable about what he does and makes you feel comfortable during adjustments. In addition to providing chiropractic care, Dr. Steve is excellent with fitness and sports injuries and is the first person I turn to when I have a fitness related injury.” – C. Cross, Elgin, IL