Sports Injury Chiropractor in Austin, TX
Sports injuries are an unfortunate, yet common, occurrence for residents of Austin TX and the surrounding area, especially with so many gyms and a rock climbing facility in the area. However, at Whitehead Chiropractic, we offer residents an option for sports injury treatment conducted by a skilled chiropractor in Austin. Our treatments are noninvasive and will have you back to your original state, or sometimes better, after treatment with us.
General Information about Sports Injuries
When you're participating in a sport like soccer or are doing other physical activities, you're putting yourself at risk for injuries to your muscles, connective tissue, bones, and joints. You may injury areas of your body such as your arms, legs, ankles, elbows or knees. We treat patients who have back or neck injuries as well. You could find yourself developing a strain or a sprain of the soft tissue. Some injuries cause headaches, fatigue, and dizziness.
We see patients who suffer from injuries as a result of playing golf such as golfer's elbow. You might also hurt your shoulder, especially if you're not swinging properly. If you play tennis, you might develop an issue in your wrist or elbow. Those who run are at risk of conditions like runner's knee and may also hurt their ankles. Sports injuries stem from two main reasons: overexertion/repetitive use or an actual injury.
We see patients who suffer from injuries as a result of playing golf such as golfer's elbow. You might also hurt your shoulder, especially if you're not swinging properly. If you play tennis, you might develop an issue in your wrist or elbow. Those who run are at risk of conditions like runner's knee and may also hurt their ankles. We treat patients who have back or neck injuries.
Chiropractic Treatment for Sports Injuries
The sports injury treatment we use depends on the injury. For instance, if you injured a disc or pulled a muscle in your back, our chiropractor may perform a spinal alignment. This particular procedure consists of a chiropractor moving the discs using a specific pressure and movement. The alignment realigns the spine and reduces pressure on the sensitive discs. It helps blood flow more optimally to the area. Additionally, an alignment eliminates any pressure on the nerves and muscles from the discs or vertebrae.
Our chiropractor may use a splint to hold the injured area in place while you heal. It helps to relieve pressure and is ideal for when you sleep. We might utilize hot/cold therapy. The different temperatures applied to the area have the ability to reduce the amount of pain and inflammation you have.
Another chiropractic treatment we may recommend is exercise therapy. This particular treatment consists of our chiropractor guiding you through a series of exercises that are designed to relieve pain and restore both the range of motion and function in the injured area.
Schedule an appointment for sports injury treatment with Your Local Chiropractor
Contact us at Whitehead Chiropractic, serving Austin TX and the surrounding area, by calling 512-451-0115.