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Sports Injuries

Sports Injury Treatment and Prevention in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, and Port St. Lucie

Being active is healthy for your body and your mind. However, if you are a weekend warrior, you may not be getting the activity your body needs throughout the week. This can increase your chance of injury.

baseball player with a knee injury.

Preventing Sports Injuries

Regardless of the sport or activity, you participate in, there are things you can do to reduce your risk of injury.

You should do some type of exercise throughout the week to keep your muscles in condition. Walking is a great low impact exercise. You can choose an aerobic or strength training workout as well. You should work out once or twice during the weekend to keep your body in shape. 

Should You Stretch?

Stretching is generally believed to be beneficial for preventing injury, but the research doesn't necessarily agree. Reports on the effectiveness of stretching are conflicting. It's now believed that it depends on the type of activity you are participating in. 

Sports like soccer and running have lots of stretch-shortening cycles, known as high SSC's. Cycling and swimming are lower intensity. They are known as limited SSC's. It seems that those who participate in high SSC sports can benefit from stretching, while low SSC activities don't require it.

Other studies have shown stretching to help prevent injuries when it's done as part of a warm-up routine. Regardless of whether you choose to stretch, you should warm up. The best way to warm up is to perform a few of the motions you will be doing in your chosen activity.

Listen to Your Body

One of the most effective ways to prevent injuries is to listen to your body. You may have heard the quote "no pain no gain". Pain is your body's way of telling you something is wrong, and it shouldn't be ignored. 

This also means not pushing your body beyond your limits. It's easy to get caught up in competition and ignore the signals your body is sending, but your health should be your top concern.

Sports Injury Treatment

Despite our best efforts, injuries do happen. Treatment will depend on the severity of the injury. R.I.C.E. is standard sports injury treatment. It stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. However, some injuries will need professional care.

Contact Our Chiropractor in Jupiter for More Information Today!

We have an office in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens,  and Port St. Lucie, FL. If you are experiencing an injury or chronic pain due to being a weekend warrior, we have state of the art treatments that can help. You can contact Dr. Papa at (561) 744-7373 or request an appointment online. 

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Jupiter: 561-744-7373

Monday:

8:00-12:00 am 2:00-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

2:00 pm 7:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00-12:00 am 2:00-7:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am 12:00 pm

Friday:

8:00-12:00 am 2:00-7:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am 12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Palm Beach Gardens: 561-630-9598

Monday:

8:00am-12:00pm 2:00pm -7:00pm

Tuesday:

2:00pm-7:00pm

Wednesday:

8:00am-12:00am 2:00pm-7:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00am-12:00pm

Friday:

8:00-12:00 am 2:00-7:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Closed

Port St. Lucie: 772-337-1300

Monday:

8:00am-12:00pm

2:00pm-7:00om

Tuesday:

2:00pm

7:00pm

Wednesday:

8:00am-12:00pm

2:00pm-7:00pm

Thursday:

8:00am

12:00pm

Friday:

8:00am-12:00pm

2:00pm-7:00pm

Saturday:

closed

closed

Sunday:

closed

closed

Testimonials

Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "My son was referred for PT due to a sports injury. The Physician and Physical Therapist therapist did an amazing job and after 3 sessions he was completely back to normal with full range of motion and no pain. Thank you guys for doing a great job!"
    Mark Shim, 2022
  • "This is the one and only chiropractor I've ever been to. I've been here 2 times and Papa is amazing. He spotted exactly where my pain was fixed me right up. Great staff and awesome service!"
    Adonis Carrasquillo, 2022
  • "I have been a physical therapy patient since 2012. I first used the office for knee rehabilitation. I have had several knee surgeries since. The latest was a broken hip and collar bone. I commend the staff here as they are friendly and professional!"
    Richard Howard, 2022
  • "All of the staff is professional and friendly. Scott and the rest of the Physical therapists do a fabulous job. They are knowledgeable & optimistic on how they can help you. With their support I’m back to full range of motion which I didn’t think was possible. Great team to work with to get back to living!"
    V. Patterson, 2021
  • "I highly recommend coming here or if you have any adjustments that you need or if you’re in any type of pain he definitely takes his time to evaluate you and your situation the staff is very accommodating and friendly. Highly recommend!"
    Jodie Alvarez, 2021
  • "I’m status post hip replacement sept 10th. The staff is terrific. Scott really knows his business . At this point in time, no pain, positive range of motion and strength to that extremity all because of the team work that exists at Papa’s"
    Maureen Simone, 2021
  • "Have been taking treatment from the facility in Jupiter since December 2019 after reinjuring a compromised knee. The staff are all very knowledgeable and proficient, and the people including fellow patients are sociable and friendly, adding extra value and fun to the experience. I have made outstanding progress in a speedy recovery, thanks to everyone helping me and personal attention from Dr. Papa and his associates, Dr. West and Physical Therapists Scott, Krystal, and Paige. Highly recommend this Practice. Wish that they were an option when I injured my knee in high school and later at basic boot camp decades ago. Looking forward to surfing, mountain climbing, skydiving, and bungee jumping again. (LoL!)"
    Richard Kluesek, 2021