Sports injuries can occur at any time. Even when you have been engaging in the activity for many years, a wrong move or sudden impact can cause an injury that affects your ability to play and your ability to enjoy other facets of life. Conventional medical care can offer many treatments, but many of these options may involve taking medications or undergoing invasive surgery.
Chiropractic offers another choice, with techniques to promote healing of tissues and normal muscle function, without drugs and without long recovery times. Doctors of chiropractic (DC) treat neuromusculoskeletal problems and are trained and licensed to provide treatment on sports training and injury prevention to athletes.
Whether you have suffered a sprain, strain, tear, or something like golfer's elbow or plantar fasciitis, our sports injury doctors at Whitehead Chiropractic in Austin, Texas can help. We offer safe and noninvasive sports treatment options that will help you fully recover and get you back to enjoying sports.
Common Sports Injuries Our Doctors Treat
Though unfortunate, sports injuries are fairly common. When you are engaged in sports or any other kinds of physical activities, you risk damaging your tendons, joints, bones, and muscles in certain parts of your body like your legs, arms, elbows, shoulders or knees. If you live in the Austin, TX area and have sustained one or more of the following common injuries we treat, we can help.
-Ankle Sprains & Strains
-Plantar Fasciitis (Foot Pain)
-Tennis Elbow/ Golfers Elbow
-Cheerleading & Gymnastics Injuries
-Shoulder & Knee Injuries
Normally these types of sports injuries happen when you overexert your body or the sport involves repetitive movements. Sports injuries can cause many symptoms including pain, dizziness, headaches, fatigue, and swelling. Thankfully, however, there are many types of noninvasive and drug-free sport treatment options that our chiropractor can provide.
How Can Our Sports Doctors Help?
Our doctors of chiropractic can provide individualized care that reduces discomfort and improves function, so you can return to your favorite activities with confidence and increased strength. Many athletes choose to continue their chiropractic care even after they have recovered to improve their performance and avoid further injuries.
- Sports-related injuries
- Athletes of all ages and ability levels
- All common spine-related conditions, as well as extremity injuries
Dr. Wendee Whitehead received her chiropractic training at Texas Chiropractic College and Los Angeles Chiropractic College, and she has had extensive postgraduate training in a variety of techniques. She has received specialized training in rehabilitation and strengthening, to help patients return to full function after sports injuries.
Treatment Offered by Our Chiropractor
The type of sports injury treatment our chiropractor uses largely depends on the injury. Before starting any kind of sports treatment, our chiropractor will start with a comprehensive history, orthopedic, neurological and functional exam. Some of the most common therapies include:
-Chiropractic Adjustment: For an injured disc or a pulled muscle, our chiropractor would most likely perform a spinal adjustment. This type of treatment involves applying pressure and movement to a specific part of the spine in order to get it realigned. Doing this allows the blood to flow more optimally to the injured area. An alignment can also eliminate pressure on the nerves and muscles from the discs or vertebrae.
-Stretching and strengthening exercises: Exercise therapy consists of our chiropractor guiding you through specific exercises that are designed to help relieve pain. These types of exercises can also aid in restoring your range of motion and bodily function of the injured area.
-Splints: A splint may be necessary so that that injured part of your body can stay in place while you heal.
-Hot/Cold Therapy: In order to help reduce pain and inflammation caused by the injury, another type of treatment we may recommend is hot/cold therapy.
Contact Whitehead Chiropractic Providing Experienced Care For Sports Injuries in Austin TX
If you have injured yourself while playing sports and would like to know what kind of sports treatment can help to alleviate your symptoms and get you on the road to recovery, don't hesitate to contact Whitehead chiropractic today.
Call Whitehead Chiropractic today at 512-451-0115 for an appointment to discuss how chiropractic techniques can relieve your sport injuries and help you perform at your highest level.