Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine Costa Mesa

You don’t have to be a professional athlete to seek help from a sports medicine practitioner. Soloway Chiropractic specializes in sports medicine for chiropractic care foreveryone. Even if you are a patient who enjoys working out at the gym or someone who play sports during their leisure time, Soloway Chiropractic is here to help.

What causes injuries that result in the need for sports medicine?

  • Poor training practices
  • Not stretching or warming up properly before physical activity
  • Increasing activity too quickly
  • Using wrong or ill-fitting workout gear
  • Unexpected, accidental injuries, most often from contact sports participation

Common sports injuries you may experience:

Sports Medicine Costa Mesa

  • ACL tears
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Fractures
  • Weight lifters shoulder
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Meniscal injuries and tears
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendinitis
  • Concussions
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Labral tears
  • Minor injuries like bruises

Acute Pain and Sports Medicine

Acute injuries, such as sprains, strains and fractures, typically occur suddenly during physical activity. For athletes, acute injuries are typically brought on by a blow or force — like getting tackled or hit during a rugby game. Signs of an acute injury include:

  • Sudden, severe pain
  • Swelling
  • Loss of ability to place weight on the injured joint
  • Tender joints and bones
  • Loss of ability to move the injured joint
  • Extreme leg or arm weakness
  • A joint or bone that is visibly out of place

Chronic Pain and Sports Medicine

Chronic, or overuse injuries typically develop slowly over time, usually from repetitive training like running, swimming, throwing, or doing the same set of exercises too often. Signs of a chronic injury include:

  • Pain during exercise
  • Dull aches during periods of rest
  • Swelling

When to visit Soloway Chiropractic?

It’s never a smart idea to “work through” the pain of a sports injury. If you are experiencing discomfort, stop exercising immediately. Being active while you’re in pain will only cause additional harm. Minor sports injuries like bruises and muscle cramps can often be treated at home, while more serious injuries like sprains and fractures should be assessed by a doctor right away. Call a sports medicine practitioner like Dr. David Soloway when:

  • You are in severe pain
  • A new or recurring injury causes swelling or numbness
  • You are unable to put weight on the injured joint or bone
  • The injured areas feel unstable