Work And Sports Injuries

Easy Reach Chiropractic

Chiropractic Physicians & Physical Therapists located in Lake Worth, FL & Fort Lauderdale, FL

Playing sports sometimes leads to getting hurt, but injuries can also happen at work. The team at Easy Reach Chiropractic, located in Fort Lauderdale and Lake Worth, Florida, offers a multitude of specialized treatments when you’ve suffered a sport- or work-related injury. Heather Previll, PT, DPT, and Barbara Adonis, DC, are experts in caring for many different kinds of injuries to your body. If you’re looking for distinguished care when you’re hurt, call Easy Reach Chiropractic today to book an appointment, or you can message the team online. 

Work and Sports Injuries Q & A

What causes work and sports injuries?

Injuries can happen at any point in your life, while doing a number of activities. Both playing sports and being active at your job can result in getting hurt. While unexpected, these injuries have the potential to really mess with your daily life.

Sports- and work-related injuries are caused by a number of different circumstances. However, the two most common causes of these types of injuries include:

Direct trauma

Direct trauma is when an area of your body suffers blunt force from either a person or an object. This can lead to injuries like broken bones or concussions. 

Overuse

Overuse injuries are when you repetitively use a certain part of your body, leading to wear-and-tear. For instance, a pitcher in baseball may suffer from tendonitis due to overuse of the shoulder. 

What are common sports injuries?

Whether you’re an avid football player or you enjoy hitting the basketball court for a pick-up game, injuries can strike suddenly. Even when you’re in the best shape, sports increase your risk for certain types of injuries, including:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Knee injuries
  • Shoulder injuries

Any of these injuries can keep you on the bench for longer than you’d like. Treatment is imperative, as it helps the injury heal effectively, so you can get back to playing the sport you love.

What are the types of work injuries?

Work injuries occur for several reasons. Sometimes, they’re unexpected and the result of an accident. Other times, they’re due to constant wear-and-tear on some regions of your body. Some of the types of work injuries you may experience include:

  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Overuse injuries
  • Slips and falls
  • Back and neck strains

Many places of employment have steps to help prevent these injuries, but accidents happen. Your posture also plays a role in specific injuries that involve your neck and back. Getting treatment is essential to your ability to continue working.

How are work and sports injuries treated?

At Easy Reach Chiropractic, Dr. Adonis and Dr. Previll offer comprehensive care for your work- or sports-related injury. When you’re dealing with pain due to these injuries, the team provides a number of effective treatments, which include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic Spinal manipulation
  • Massage therapy
  • Acoustic shock wave therapy
  • Spinal decompression
  • Activity modification
  • Class 4 laser therapy

Dr. Adonis and Dr. Previll assess your injury to determine the best route of treatment to get you back to the job or sport you love.

To learn more about the treatments for sports- or work-related injuries, contact Easy Reach Chiropractic today by calling the office or sending a message online.