Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation offers a comprehensive treatment plan for Sports Injuries in our Red Bank and Wall locations. Our offices offer Pain Management, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic and Acupuncture to help alleviate pain and inflammation so you can perform well again.
Sports injuries can happen to any of us, from professional athletes to the most casual sports enthusiast. Although more and more people are trying to stay healthy by being more active, this also creates more of chance to experience an injury of some sort. Approximately 1 million Americans are injured each year while paying a sport. Sports injuries tend to target the muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints of a body because these are the parts of the body under the most pressure. Herniated discs, tendonitis, ankle sprains, and neck injuries are all examples of injuries that are associated with participating in some sort of athletic activity.
One of the most common injuries an athlete can experience is related to overuse, which causes wear and tear on the tissues of the body. The knee, ankle and shoulder are repeatedly subjected to activity, making those specific areas of the body most vulnerable during activity.
Many athletes try to ignore the pain which can potentially be the reasoning behind why an acute injury turns into a chronic one. Chronic pain can be a lot more difficult to treat and can lead to a number of debilitating symptoms that can last for many years.
At Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation, we offer an immense amount of services for sports injuries, including medical care/pain management, physical therapy, acupuncture and chiropractic care.
After a sports injury occurs, it is important to seek out a proper diagnosis in order to have a chance at a full recovery. That is why it’s important to go to a facility that will provide a program of pain management and rehabilitation that is personalized based on your specific athletic activity and injury. By incorporating this doctor into your plan, you will be advised how to approach your injury in the best way possible to prevent an injury from occurring again in the same area or the areas surrounding it.
Physical Therapy is used to help treat sports injuries by reducing pain as it promotes maximum movement, flexibility and strength. Some of the typical physical therapy programs that may be used are therapeutic exercise, spinal decompression and low level laser therapy. Our Red Bank rehabilitation facility includes the use of Power Plate vibration technology, ultrasound, and electrotherapy.
By getting injured in one part of your body, it is very easy for an athlete to over-compensate another part of the body, which makes it susceptible to injury as well. One of the worst parts of the body that is affected by over-compensation is the spine. Even if an athlete isn’t over-compensating, an injury associated with the head or neck can often affect the structure and functioning of the spine. For example, whiplash can cause an abnormal curvature of the cervical spine (the neck), which is a starting point from where many other health concerns can start. By getting chiropractic adjustments done, the misalignment of the spine can be addressed and it can reduce pain and inflammation from occurring. Chiropractic is also very important to prevent scar tissue from forming in and around the injured area.
Strains, sprains, pain in the neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip and ankle, swollen muscles and shin splints are well-known acute and chronic sports injuries that are proven to be effectively treated with Acupuncture methods. Acupuncture unblocks the flow of life energy (Qi) and brings the body back into balance to reduce pain and inflammation.
For more information about athletic injuries and prevention, please contact us at (732) 345-1377 or stop by one of our offices.