Sports Injuries

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Health Atlast

Integrative Medicine located in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks, Long Beach, Fountain Valley & Costa Mesa, CA

Sports injuries are among the most common complaints prompting men and women to visit Health Atlast. If you or a loved one has suffered a sports injury, the holistic approach taken at all five offices, in West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Long Beach, and Fountain Valley, California, can help you find relief. Book an appointment today to get started. Online scheduling makes it easy to find a time that fits your busy life, or you can always call or stop by to check availability.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are Sports Injuries?

The term “sports injury” is used to refer to an injury suffered while playing or training for a sport or engaging in fitness pursuits. A common misunderstanding about sports injuries is that only professional athletes need to concern themselves with them. In reality, you can suffer a sports injury just as easily by running behind a jogging stroller as you can playing on a professional football field.

Some of the more common sports injuries include:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Swollen muscles
  • Dislocations
  • Knee injuries
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Shin splints
  • Stress fracture
  • Rotator cuff damage

 

Treating these injuries begins with a thorough diagnostic exam. Health Atlast offers same-day appointments that can get you in front of a practitioner quickly, and get you moving toward an effective treatment plan.

How are Sports Injuries Diagnosed?

The diagnostic process usually involves X-rays or other imaging to determine the extent of the injury. Your practitioner will also gently manipulate the soft tissues and joints in the affected area to learn more about your injury.

You’ll be asked to share your symptoms and your health history. Your active and honest feedback during the diagnostic exam is an essential part of the process.

What Can Be Done to Treat Sports Injuries?

The initial treatment plan should involve icing the area to help your blood vessels constrict and lessen swelling and pain. If your injury doesn’t appear to be severe, a few days of rest, ice, compression, and elevation — the classic RICE protocol — can be effective.

If your pain is severe, worsens, or doesn’t improve after a few days of self-care, come into Health Atlast for a thorough exam. The practice offers many different treatments that can help lessen your pain and get you back into your normal routines.

Platelet-rich plasma therapy is just one example. This innovative treatment uses a solution created from your own blood to boost healing, reduce inflammation, and promote cellular replacement. In just one short appointment you can be on your way to a swift recovery.

To explore this and other treatments of sports injuries, call or use the online tool to set up an appointment at Health Atlast today. With five offices in the greater Los Angeles area, you’re never very far from relief.