Sports Injury Treatment
If you're an athlete, you understand the potential risks that come along with living an active lifestyle, regardless of the specific sport you play. Depending on the sport you play, risks of certain injuries may be quite high. This is where it can be helpful to have a chiropractic team that you trust and that you can call anytime you experience a sports-related injury.
Here at Reimer Wellness Center, sports injury treatment is one of our many areas of expertise. Our goal is to provide you with the highest level of care to determine the cause of your pain and treat it properly so you can get back to performing your best.
Common Sports-Related Injuries
There are dozens of potential sports-related injuries that we see commonly here in our Los Altos office. Some of the ones we see and treat the most frequently include:
- back and neck pain/stiffness
- shoulder injuries
- tennis and golfer's elbow
- plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis
- runner's knee
The causes of these injuries can vary greatly and often depend on the type of sport played. For example, neck and back pain is very common among athletes who spend a lot of time on their feet. On the other hand, shoulder and elbow injuries are more common among tennis players, golfers, and baseball players (particularly pitchers).
In our office, we strive to begin by determining not only the specific injury, but the cause. From there, we can come up with a treatment plan that reduces pain, allows the injury to heal, and prevents it from occurring again in the future.
Chiropractic Treatment Options
There are a number of potential chiropractic treatment options for common sports injuries. One very common treatment is that of a spinal adjustment. Spinal adjustments aim to better align the spine, and can help to relieve back and neck pain by relieving excess pressure on the discs that are found in between the vertebrae in the spine.
In other cases, spinal decompression or massage therapy may be recommended for relieving pain and treating any number of sports-related injuries. Depending on your specific symptoms and injuries, your chiropractor may even recommend a combination of treatment options to produce the best results.
Other Benefits to Chiropractic Care
Even if you haven't suffered from a sports injury, you may still want to consider seeing a chiropractor for treatment. After all, some athletes find that regular spinal adjustments can help their overall performance as an athlete, as well as preventing aches and pains.
Contact a Los Altos Chiropractor Today
If you're serious about taking care of yourself as an athlete, you're encouraged to have a Los Altos chiropractor that you can trust and call on when needed. Here at Reimer Wellness Center, we provide the high standard of care you need to perform your best. Ready to make an appointment? Want to find out more about our practice? Simply give our office a call at (650) 949-3232 today and we'd be happy to find an appointment time that works with your schedule.