School has now started and so have many sports and extracurricular activities. It is important to start your sports season on a good foot so you don’t find yourself sidelined with one injury after the next. Sports participation can lead to strains, sprains, and stress on different parts of the body.  I have advanced training in concussion management, sports nutrition, and performance. I will work hard to help prevent injuries from occurring as well.  I will spend the time to assist in correcting form and movement in the area of concern.  If an injury does occur I will work to alleviate your symptoms and return you to an active lifestyle as soon as possible.

Types of Sports Injuries

Depending on what type of sport you play, injuries will differ. Common injuries can include:

  • Back and neck injuries
  • Knee injuries: meniscus, ACL/PCL, patellar tracking
  • Muscle strains/sprains
  • Tendinitis
  • Spinal misalignments
  • Contusions
  • Stress/overuse injuries
  • Tennis Elbow and golfer’s elbow
  • Shoulder/rotator cuff injuries

Symptoms of Sports Injuries

When the body becomes injured because of sports or training, symptoms that can occur are:

  • Swelling
  • Burning, dull pain
  • Headaches
  • Muscle Pains
  • Inflammation
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Loss of function and decrease in athletic performance

Chiropractic Care of Sports Injuries

We will treat both the symptoms and the cause of the problem. Chiropractic care is effective in that it can treat multiple conditions at a time. Our goal with every patient is to improve their health from the inside out.  In addition to chiropractic adjustments to alleviate pressure on your nervous system, we may use various therapies, corrective exercise, and lifestyle counseling to help prevent sports injuries from happening and flaring up again.

by Chris Dockter D.C.