Sports Injuries

Integrative Medical Center

Family Medicine & Integrative Medicine Doctors located in Irvine, CA

In sports, a wrong step, a fall, or an impact can lead to an injury that lasts for years. To prevent complications and manage the pain, visit Integrative Medical Center in Irvine, California. With an emphasis on Eastern and Western medicine, as well as non-invasive approaches, Dr. Jing Fang Li and Dr. Po Chen help individuals recover from sports injuries and regain mobility. Click to book a consultation or call the office for more information.

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What causes sports injuries?

There’s a risk of injury with any physical activity. Common causes of sports injuries often have to do with:

  • Unsafe exercising conditions, such as uneven ground
  • Overuse of certain muscles or parts of the body
  • Poor training methods
  • Structural abnormalities in the bones, such as flat feet or uneven arches
  • Participation in contact sports

Injuries are common in the ankles and legs, but people who play racquet sports are also likely to injure their upper bodies. If you have weak points in your body, there is always the risk of injury, especially as you age and body structures deteriorate.

What are common symptoms of a sports injury?

Most people can feel a sports injury quickly. You might notice a sudden, sharp pain, a popping noise, or a sensation that something in the body has moved, torn, or broken.

The symptoms you experience depend on the nature of the injury, but common signs include:

  • Sudden pain that’s sharp, shooting, throbbing, or aching
  • A burning or tingling sensation
  • Inflammation and swelling
  • Bruising or other skin color changes
  • Inability to move the injured area

With some injuries, you might also feel nauseous, dizzy, or disoriented. If your symptoms aren’t going away with rest and home remedies, contact Integrative Medical Center for a consultation.

How are sports injuries treated?

The team at Integrative Medical Center combines the best of Eastern and Western medicine, using natural and non-invasive approaches wherever possible. They emphasize recovery that helps your body function properly while preventing long-term problems and degenerative debilitation.

Starting with current Western medical technology that can provide an accurate diagnosis, your treatment then includes many modern and ancient modalities, including:

  • Acupuncture or acupressure
  • Special manual therapies, Tuina and massage
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Herbal medicine
  • Regenerative therapies
  • Pain management techniques

With this approach, your physician can restore neuromuscular skeletal functions and help you resolve both acute and chronic problems.

The Integrative Medical Center team bases your treatment on a holistic view of the human body. That includes treatments that don’t produce side effects and an approach that includes patient participation and empowerment through education.

To find out how integrative medicine can heal sports injuries, contact Dr. Li or Dr. Chen for a personalized consultation. Click to book or call the office today.

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