Sports Injuries

Charlotte Chiropractic and Rehab

Chiropractor & Acupuncture located in Ballantyne, Charlotte, NC

Playing sports can help you make friends, stay active, and relieve the stress of your work or school week. Despite these benefits, playing sports also leaves you prone to injuries. At Charlotte Chiropractic and Rehab in Charlotte, North Carolina, Derek Maul, DC, can help you recover from your injuries with treatments that get you back to the field or court quickly. To find out more about sports injuries and the treatments available for them, request an appointment by phone today.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries are injuries that occur while playing sports. Playing sports and engaging in physical activity have undeniable benefits for your health and wellness, but the repeated movements and potential for impact leave you vulnerable to injuries. While you can take certain precautions against injuries, they can happen regardless.

Common sports injuries include:

  • Bone fractures
  • Ligament sprains
  • Muscle and tendon sprains
  • Ruptures and tears
  • Dislocations
  • Concussions

You can get a sports injury at any age, but you’re more likely to get one if you’re inactive and only play sports every once in a while. Dr. Maul at Charlotte Chiropractic and Rehab can help you heal quickly and get back to your favorite activity as soon as possible.

How are sports injuries treated?

Your sports injury treatment depends on the type and extent of injury you have. If you don’t treat it, you can develop more serious injuries and conditions or even lose your mobility. Dr. Maul can treat your sports injury with the following approaches.

Chiropractic care

Chiropractic care can treat more than just your back. Dr. Maul aligns your spine to improve your immune system, relieve pain and inflammation, and make you less susceptible to future sports injuries.

Physical rehabilitation

Physical rehabilitation involves a series of strategic movements and stretches to restore your mobility after an injury.


Acupuncture is a versatile treatment that uses your body’s energy pathways, called meridians, to restore balance and functioning. It involves the placement of fine needles in your tissues at strategic places to relieve pain and improve mobility.

You may also benefit from dry needling, cold laser therapy, shockwave therapy, myofascial release therapy, or instrument-assisted soft tissue manipulation.

How can I prevent future sports injuries?

You can prevent future sports injuries by taking the proper precautions before you participate. In order to avoid injuries while playing sports in the future:

  • Stretch before and after you play
  • Use the right attire and equipment for the game
  • Learn and use the proper technique
  • Don’t push it when you get an injury
  • Ease back into activity after an injury, but don’t rest for too long

Exercising consistently and regularly can help your body adjust to playing your sport and prepare you for successful play without injuries.

To find out more about sports injuries and the treatments available for them, call Charlotte Chiropractic and Rehab today.