Reach Peak Performance with Chiropractic
If you are an athlete, training to become one, or just engage in occasional athletic activity, our chiropractic care will enable you to reach peak performance without breaking yourself. Our trained chiropractor who specializes in sports injury treatment can help athletes by relieving their pain, helping them heal faster after an injury, and improving overall performance.
In many cases, sports injuries can be prevented. Understanding the proper techniques can go a long way toward preventing injury. Contact Reinhardt Chiropractic today if you have suffered from a sports injury or would just like to improve your performance and prevent injury in the future.
Although not all patients require x-rays, we have on-site x-ray services to make it more convenient for you.
Common Sports Injuries
As an athlete, the numerous demands of participating in a sport such as running, jumping, and tackling can put your body through more than usual. These activities can result in painful tears, sprains, and strains. Sports injuries usually occur in someone who is just taking up sports as a form of activity, doesn’t use proper safety equipment, or becomes overzealous about the exercise regimen.
Participation in sports or exercises is important in maintaining your health, and injuries are unfortunately all too common during the process. The more commonly injured areas of the body from sports participation are the ankles, knees, shoulders, elbows, and spine. Below are some of the most common sports injuries we treat with chiropractic care.
Strains & Sprains
Strains and sprains are the most common sports injury, occurring fairly easy and in almost any type of physical activity. Sprains and strains occur when ligament tears or is overstretched and most common in the wrists, ankles, or knees. Swelling, inflammation, and bruising is likely to appear in the area of the sprain or strain.
Stress fractures occur when there is repeated stress on a bone over time, which is likely to occur in athletes. Fractures, or more commonly referred to as a broken bone, are a one-time injury to the bone that can also occur in athletes. A stress fracture occurs most of the time in the legs or feet from sports that cause repetitive impacts, such as running or jumping sport.
Knee-related injuries and problems are extremely common among athletes and former athletes. Runners knee, iliotibial band syndrome, and tendonitis are the most common and mild form of athletic knee injuries. Severe injuries can happen very easily, with a twist, turn, or improper landing during a sport. Severe injuries involve damage or bruising to cartilage or ligaments. The four major ligaments that are commonly injured are the PCL, MCL, ACL, and LCL.
Shin Splints are an overuse injury, caused by micro-fractures on the front surface of the tibia (shin bone). This painful feeling in your shins occurs most often in runners or other athletes (especially those running on hard surfaces) during and / or after performing. The pain occurs usually at the front, outside part of the lower leg, but can also occur in the foot and ankle. Failing to warm up or stretch, improper running techniques, poor running shoes, or having “flat feet” can all contribute to shin splints.
Tendinosis is a common overuse syndrome, caused by tendons becoming inflamed from repetitive use. Tennis elbow (tendons affected on outside of the elbow), golfers elbow (tendons affected on the inside of elbow), and rotator cuff tendinitis (rotator cuff becomes inflamed) are all common forms of athletic tendinosis that can result in pain and dysfunction and can affect your performance drastically.
How Can Reinhardt Chiropractic Help with Sports Injuries?
At Reinhardt Chiropractic in Denver, CO, we specialize in sports-related injuries and provide personalized chiropractic care to help you get back in the game. Our experience with sports injuries helps us navigate the injury and treatments with exceptional knowledge.
Dr. Reinhardt was selected by the United States Men’s and Women’s Gymnastics Team to treat and prepare various Olympic athletes, such as gold medalists Shawn Johnson, Nastia Liukin, Morgan Hamm, and Paul Hamm during the 2008 Tour of Gymnastics Superstars.
Additionally, Dr. Reinhardt has worked with Northwestern University and Depaul University, treating Division I athletic teams including football, cross-country, soccer, volleyball, and wrestling for sports-related injuries. At Reinhardt Chiropractic, we have specific training in evaluating and treating the injuries and ailments of athletes and aid in the overall prevention of injuries. Some of our chiropractic care services performed on sports injuries include Kinesio Taping, Active Release Therapy, On-site X-rays, Massage Therapy, Rehabilitation and more.
Explore some of the services below to see what treatments we offer to help ease the symptoms of your injury.