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Sports Injuries Specialist
With nearly 30 million children and teens participating in sports programs, it’s not surprising that nearly 5 million kids suffer sports injuries each year. Families in the Columbus, Ohio, area turn to Dr. Peter Manz of Midwest Chiropractic Center LLC for his 29 years of experience treating sports injuries in patients of all ages. Dr. Manz designs a customized treatment and recovery program that helps heal the injury and restore function to injured muscles and joints. Call or go online to schedule an appointment to treat your injury or your child’s sports injury.
Sports Injuries Q & A
by Peter Manz, DC
What are the most common sport injuries?
Adults often end up with a sports injury after being sedentary at work all week, then overexerting themselves on the weekend during a round of golf or a football game at the park. Football, hockey, soccer, skiing, and volleyball are among the sports that cause highest risk of injury to both children and adults. These sports injuries can be painful at any age, and some of the most common ones include:
- Sprained ankles
- Hamstring strains
- Shin splints
- Knee injuries (ACL tears)
- Tennis elbow
What sports cause the most injuries for high school students?
Not surprisingly, football, the most popular high school sport in the United States, is one of the most dangerous sports with the most injuries each year. Young football players suffer concussions and other injuries, sometimes severe, as a result of collisions with other players. Lacrosse is another sport in which players commonly suffer concussions.
High school baseball pitchers often suffer arm injuries from overuse. This includes shoulder and elbow injuries as well as tendonitis. If left untreated, they can feel the effects of these injuries well into adulthood. Other high school sports that top the list of injuries include cheerleading, gymnastics, soccer, ice hockey, track and field, and swimming and diving.
How does a chiropractor treat sports injuries?
Since many common sports injuries involve strains and sprains, they cause damage to your muscles, tendons, and ligaments. You can damage a joint by dislocating your shoulder or twisting your knee the wrong way and tearing the ligaments. Dr. Manz examines the injured area of your body to determine the best course of action to help you recover from your injury as quickly and painlessly as possible without the use of medications.
Dr. Manz uses gentle chiropractic adjustments that are designed to reduce pain to the affected joint or muscle, such as a knee or dislocated shoulder. He and his team focus on correcting the injury at its place of origin to treat the injury itself, rather than masking the pain with medications. Dr. Manz’s sports injury treatment plan often includes specific corrective exercises meant to strengthen and rehabilitate the damaged muscles, tendons, ligament, or joints.
If you or your child need help healing a sports injury, call or make an appointment online with Dr. Manz and the knowledgeable, friendly team at Midwest Chiropractic Center LLC.