Sports Injuries Specialist

Gateway Rehab and Wellness Center, Inc.

Medical Clinic, Chiropractors & Physical Therapy located in Mission Viejo, CA

Participating in sports is an excellent way to stay healthy and fit, but it can increase your risk of injury. Victor Rafa, DC, Rona Palompo, DPT, and the experienced team diagnose and treat various sports injuries at Gateway Rehab and Wellness Center, Inc. in Mission Viejo, California. If you have an acute or chronic sports injury, call Gateway Rehab and Wellness Center, Inc. or schedule a consultation online today for personalized care.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are common sports injuries?

Training for and participating in sports puts a lot of stress on your body. While it makes you stronger and faster, it can also lead to a variety of acute and chronic injuries.

Acute injuries

Acute injuries occur suddenly and are sometimes called traumatic injuries. Your symptoms emerge quickly and are often debilitating. Some examples of acute sports injuries are sprains, fractures, ligament tears, and dislocations.

Chronic injuries

Chronic injuries, on the other hand, develop gradually and are often due to repetitive strain. Structural abnormalities or poor techniques contribute to your risk of chronic sports injuries, including tendonitis, bursitis, and swollen muscles.

When should I talk to a health care provider about a sports injury?

You should contact the team at Gateway Rehab and Wellness Center, Inc. for prompt treatment if you have an acute injury. Getting treatment right away can reduce your pain and help you recover quickly and safely.

If you have a chronic injury, you might be tempted to treat your injury at home with rest, ice, and over-the-counter medication. This approach might help mild injuries, but if your pain doesn’t go away or instead gets worse, give the team a call for diagnosis and personalized treatment.

How are sports injuries treated?

The professionals at Gateway Rehab and Wellness Center, Inc. begin with a thorough exam to evaluate your injury and overall condition.

The team tailors your treatment plan to address your specific needs. They offer gentle correction of joint and muscle tightness for all ages and physical conditions. The team also provides various adjustments, including drop table, ArthroStim®, and the Activator Method®.

Your provider might also recommend regenerative medicine, such as stem cell therapy. Regenerative medicine stimulates your body’s natural healing response, helping you to recover from injuries quickly.

The team might also recommend physical therapy or training adjustments to enhance your strength, stamina, and flexibility. You can reduce your risk of future injury and improve your performance.

Call Gateway Rehab and Wellness Center, Inc. or make an appointment online today for expert treatment for sports injuries.