Sports Injury

43rd St. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Centers located in Midtown West, New York, NY

When you do it safely, regular physical activity can improve your physical health, mental health, and social well-being. Even if you follow all of the rules of your sport and take the proper precautions, sports injuries can happen. At 43rd St. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in the Theater District of Manhattan, the team provides attentive care and nonsurgical treatments for sports injuries. With regular chiropractic care, you can align your body and reduce your risk of additional sports injuries. For more information about sports injury treatments, call the New York City office or book an appointment online today.

Sports Injury

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries are injuries that you get while being physically active. No matter what level of athlete you are, you’re at risk of getting an injury while playing sports. 

You can get these injuries from avoiding warm-up exercises, training too much without enough rest, using repetitive motions, impact, or avoiding treatment for older injuries.

Of course, being physically active is good for you if you do it right. Even if you’re in the best shape of your life and great at your sport, you can still get a sports injury that affects your ability to play. 

Sports injuries can involve your bones, muscles, tendons, or ligaments. The team at 43rd St. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation evaluates your injury right away and might use X-rays and other imaging techniques to make an accurate diagnosis. 

What are some common sports injuries?

The team at 43rd St. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation treats a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries that happen while playing sports, including:

  • Bone fractures
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Herniated discs

You might get an injury while you play sports and be unaware of it until you develop symptoms. Common symptoms that sports injuries cause, and that the team at 43rd St. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation can treat, include:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Joint pain (e.g., knee, hip)
  • Muscle pain
  • Tennis/golfer’s elbow
  • Chronic headaches
  • Swelling and inflammation
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle spasms
  • Widespread burning

Many of these symptoms come from injuries affecting your spine. Impact injuries and repetitive use injuries can cause a misalignment in your spine, leading to symptoms like numbness, tingling, and referred pain.

Can I still play sports after my sports injury?

It is usually possible to keep playing your sport after an injury, but you must undergo treatment for your injury first. Avoiding treatment could mean more injuries in the future, even if your injury seems small when it happens. 

At 43rd St. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the team can treat your sports injury and rehabilitate you with:

  • Massage therapy
  • Spinal decompression
  • Custom orthotics
  • Acupuncture
  • Trigger point injections
  • Physical therapy 
  • Chiropractic care

If you’re an athlete, regular chiropractic care can help you avoid future injuries while you play. It can also help you recover from certain sports-related injuries. The team personalizes your care plan based on your age, your sport, your level of activity, and any past injuries you have. 

For more information about sports injuries and how to prevent them, call 43rd St. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation or book an appointment online today.