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Most Common Injuries

At Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™, we are far more than a chiropractic practice. Our team of healthcare providers specialize in helping people prevent, treat, and recover from a number of the most common sports injuries. Whether you are a world class athlete or a weekend warrior (or anyone in between), our experienced providers can help remedy a wide variety of athletic ailments including:

Ankle Sprain – Occurs when the ankle rolls, twists, or turns in an awkward way, causing a slight tearing of ankle ligaments. Most commonly occurs on the lateral or outside part of the ankle. Patients often complain of pain on the outer ankle and various degrees of swelling and bruising.

Groin Pull – A tear or rupture to any one of the adductor muscles (located around the hip) that results from sprinting, changing direction quickly, or rapid movements of the leg against resistance. Patients may experience sharp pain in the groin area, either in the belly of the muscle or higher up where the tendon meets the pelvic bone.

Hip Bursitis – An inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs (known as hip bursa) that assist in lubricating the movement of structures around the hip joints. Hip bursitis is commonly caused by repetitive micro-traumas associated with long-distance running. The inflammation can become very painful from the hip down into the thigh area.

Hamstring Strain – Also known as a “pulled hamstring”, this injury is extremely common in activities that require sprinting like track and soccer, as well as incorrect stretching. Patients typically experience a sudden sharp pain at the back of the thigh, usually resulting from sprinting or a fast stretching movement or high kick. Hamstring strains are graded 1, 2, or 3 depending on how bad they are with a grade 1 strain considered the mildest and a grade 3 strain the most severe.

Shin Splints – A painful inflammation of the muscles, tendons, and bone tissue around a person’s tibia (shinbone) that can develop after physical activity. Shin splints can result from any vigorous activity, but they are often associated with running. They can also result from stress reactions to leg fractures. Patients typically experience pain in inner border of the tibia, where the muscles attach to the bone.

ACL Tear – A tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), one of the four major ligaments in the knee. ACL tears most commonly occur in sports that involve sudden stops, jumping, or changes of direction like basketball, soccer, football, skiing, and gymnastics. ACL tears can also result from an awkward step or pivot outside of a sports context, especially for patients who are getting older or overweight. Patients who tear their ACLs may experience a loud “popping” sound in the knee followed by severe pain, swelling, lost range of motion, and instability in the affected leg.

Tennis Elbow – A painful condition that occurs when repetitive motions of the wrist and arm cause the tendons in the elbow to become overloaded. This leads to pain in the inner elbow area as well as the forearm and wrist areas. “Tennis elbow” is merely the name and this condition is common for anyone who performs a repetitive motion of the arm like hammering, chopping, and more.

And More!

Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™ has a number of therapeutic techniques, including our signature Synergy Release Therapy, that can help get you back to feeling your best in no time. Synergy Release Therapy is a personalized therapy designed to help patients advance their rehabilitation and reach their peak level of athletic performance. Our providers will work hard to find the root cause of your pain, instead of just treating your symptoms, to get you back to 100%.

 

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