Which sports injuries are most common?
“Contact” sports can be dangerous, so it’s important to strengthen the body to protect against injury. The most common sports injuries include:
- Ankle Sprain
- Groin Pull/Strain
- Hamstring Pain
- Shin Splints
- Knee Injury
- Tennis Elbow
Because it’s common to get an injury when competing, it’s helpful to work with a doctor that specializes in pain mitigation and injury recovery. Specialized treatments are available that can boost the body’s natural healing process. Becoming the “best athlete you can be” starts with maintaining an excellent diet, training regularly, and teaming up with a physician to help you perform at your most optimal.
When Dr. Petersen and the rest of the WholeHealth team providing you with the treatments your body needs to repair itself, you stand a greater chance of recovering sooner, and more fully, without worrying about taking weeks off due to a sports injury.
How can I recover from a sports injury?
Many treatments can help you recover from a sports injury, not the least of which is ozone therapy. Your body heals itself in the mitochondria of the cell through a process called electron transport, which requires oxygen. The more oxygen available, the easier it is for the body to heal quickly.
During ozone therapy, Dr. Petersen and our staff draw blood, administers oxygen to that blood, and finally, re-infuses it into your body through an IV.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (PEMF) can also help to speed up the recovery process. This treatment uses pulses that pass through the body, helping cells to reset and heal themselves. Athletes commonly use this treatment to optimize their performance.
When is it necessary to seek sports recovery therapy?
You should seek treatment whenever you believe your sports injury is impacting your daily activities or causing you significant pain. Without the expertise of a skilled physician, your recovery time is likely to be much longer; in some cases, your injury simply won’t heal without medical help.
If you’re an athlete, you always want to perform your best. In fact, even if you don’t have an injury, many athletes regularly undergo treatment to optimize their performance.
When you’re injured in the middle of a practice or game, you want to get back out there ASAP. Unfortunately, traditional recovery processes can be slow and arduous because they don’t focus on regaining your overall wellness.
An expert in sports recovery, Andrew Petersen, DO, and the rest of the WholeHealth staff can help you get back to your peak physical condition. With locations in Provo and West Jordan, Utah, we help athletes get back on the field sooner, and stay longer, every day.