Sports Injury Pain Treatment in Westfield, Clark and Cranford, NJ.
No matter your sport of choice – whether gymnastics, hockey, basketball, football, baseball or track – your body is prone to a sports injury.
Constructed of muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments, your body’s framework has two important functions. Because tendons and ligaments connect muscles and bones, they act like a sturdy scaffolding to protect your internal organs. Your musculoskeletal system also generates movement. Many sports injuries are the result of damage to these muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments.
Here are brief definitions of some of the most common sports injuries we see at Advanced Wellness of Westfield:
- Ligaments are the connective tissue that connect bones to form joints (such as knees, elbows, fingers and ankles). A sprain is a stretched or torn ligament.
- Tendons are the connective tissue that attach muscles to bones, and without muscles, your bones would not move. A strain refers to a stretched or torn muscle or tendon.
- Knees are complicated joints composed of bones, cartilage, ligaments and tendons. The most common knee injuries include sprains, strains, ligament and tendon tears, bone fractures and dislocation.
Achilles tendon injuries
- The Achilles tendon attaches your heel bone to your calf muscle. As with other muscle and tendon injuries, Achilles tendon damage is common among athletes, especially due to abrupt or sudden movements.
Rotator cuff injuries
The rotator cuff is a group of tendons that attach your largest arm bone (the humerus) to your shoulder blade, allowing you to lift and rotate your arm. Overuse, wear and tear, sudden jerking movements and lifting heavy objects may cause the tendon to tear away from the humerus.
- Dislocations can occur in any of your body’s joints, including knees, hips, ankles or shoulders. When dislocated, your bones are no longer in place properly, and continued misplacement may cause damage to surrounding tendons, ligaments or nerves.
- Tennis elbow refers to injured muscles and tendons that attach to the elbow. Not just for tennis players, tennis elbow results from repetitive use of the forearm and wrist.
Advanced Wellness of Westfield provides comprehensive care for common sports injuries and more. Our team works together to reduce your pain and restore normal functioning.
With your initial symptoms, Dr. John Pinto and our care team work together to discover the root cause of your pain and develop a corresponding plan of care. Our first goal is to reduce your pain.
With a care plan in place, you’ll next receive adjustments to improve the condition. We’ll coach you toward wellness by sharing corrective exercises, stretching and other therapies (such as heat or ice packs) that will heal your injury and strengthen your body.
Along with gentle spinal manipulations, Advanced Wellness of Westfield also offers treatments such as Cold Laser Therapy for help with repetitive stress injuries (such as tennis elbow). This non-invasive procedure (meaning no scarring and a shorter recovery time) delivers a pulse of light energy to damaged cells, breaks them down and allows your body to create new, healthy tissue.
To help protect your body from common sports injuries, protect your muscles, tendons and ligaments. Warm up and stretch before, then allow yourself to cool down and stretch afterward. Stay fit and stay hydrated. Wear protective equipment.
Advanced Wellness of Westfield will be here when you need us.
We provide Sports Injury Treatment services to Clark, Scotch Plains, Cranford, Summit, Springfield, Mountainside, Berkeley Heights, and New Providence NJ. Contact us online or call 908-378-8966 today to find out how we can help you.
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