Cryotherapy & Wellness Centers located in Washington, DC & Bethesda, MD & Rockville, MD
If you lead a physically active lifestyle, you’re also at risk of experiencing sports injuries. Fortunately, with early diagnosis and treatment, it’s possible to lower the risk of complications and speed up your return to the court or playing field. At Capital Cryo in the Wesley Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC, and Bethesda and Rockville, Maryland, the team treats sports injuries on-site using advanced treatment methodologies like cryotherapy and the infrared sauna. To schedule an appointment, book online or call the nearest office to speak with a friendly member of the administrative staff today.
Sports Injuries Q & A
What are sports injuries?
Sports injuries occur during exercise or other physically demanding activities. Anyone can experience sports injuries, but they’re especially common in teenagers and young adults because their bodies are still growing. If you or a loved one experience a sports injury, seek treatment at Capital Cryo right away.
What are some common types of sports injuries?
The team at Capital Cryo treats a variety of sports injuries, including:
- Knee injuries
- Dislocated joints
- Swollen muscles
- Rotator cuff injuries
You might also benefit from sports injury treatment if you experience swollen or inflamed tendons and ligaments.
Who is at risk of sports injuries?
Sports injuries affect all types of people. However, there are several factors that can put you at risk, including your personal fitness level, your unique body composition, your age, and sex.
Environmental factors can also play a role. For example, you’re more likely to experience a sports injury while exercising in wet or cold conditions than you are in a dry, temperate climate.
Is there any way to lower my risk of sports injuries?
To lower your risk of sports injuries, the team at Capital Cryo recommends warming up and cooling down before and after exercise, using the proper technique, and easing back into activity slowly.
If you’re new to a particular exercise, take it easy. Forcing certain movements can result in chronic pain and inflammation.
How are sports injuries treated?
The team at Capital Cryo provides safe, effective treatment for sports injuries on-site. Depending on the intensity of your symptoms and the underlying cause, they might recommend:
Cryotherapy is one of the most effective ways to ease chronic pain and inflammation caused by sports injuries. This is particularly true for sprains, strains, dislocations, and fractures.
During a cryotherapy appointment, the team exposes your body to below freezing temperatures for about three minutes. This process relieves soreness and inflammation, improving mobility.
If you have sore or overworked muscles, the team might recommend treatment in the infrared sauna. The infrared sauna uses special infrared lights to heat up your body, increasing circulation and assisting in muscle repair.
If you have more than one sports injury, the team might recommend a combination of cryotherapy and the infrared sauna.
Don’t wait to receive treatment for sports injuries. Schedule an appointment at Capital Cryo by booking a consultation online or calling the nearest office to speak with a friendly member of the administrative staff today.