If you play sports, especially contact sports, you risk getting injured. At One Life Chiropractic in Katy, Texas, Nathan D. Gomez, DC, and Brian Riggs, DC, offer holistic, all-natural treatments for sports injuries to get you back on the court or field quickly. Call the office to schedule an appointment, or request one online today.

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What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries stem from damaged musculoskeletal tissues you sustain while playing or training for sporting events. The injuries may be mild and heal without treatment or severe and need medical intervention. One Life Chiropractic offers holistic treatments for sports injuries to help you avoid surgery and other invasive procedures.

What are common sports injuries?

Examples of common sports injuries include:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Head injuries
  • Fractures
  • Joint injuries
  • Tendon damage
  • Muscle injuries
  • Ligament damage
  • Worn cartilage
  • Dislocations
  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Whiplash

Sports injuries can cause swelling, visible tissue deformities, pain, bruising, stiffness, and reduced range of motion. You may also have redness, warmth, and limited mobility.

What are the risk factors for sports injuries?

Risk factors for sports injuries include:

  • Improper training
  • Overtraining
  • Playing contact sports
  • Aging
  • Lack of strength or flexibility
  • Arthritis
  • Wear-and-tear
  • Excess body weight
  • Improper footwear

Proper sports training, eating nutritious foods, and not playing contact sports may reduce your risk of sports injuries, but you can’t always avoid getting hurt.

How are sports injuries diagnosed?

The One Life Chiropractic team discusses your symptoms and medical history to diagnose sports injuries. They check your vital signs, complete a physical exam, and may order nerve tests, blood tests, digital X-rays, or other imaging procedures before tailoring your personalized treatment.

How are sports injuries treated?

The One Life Chiropractic specialists offer numerous holistic solutions for treating sports injuries, including:

  • Wharton’s jelly stem cells
  • Trigger point injections
  • Deep tissue laser therapy using photobiomodulation
  • Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Regenative Labs orthobiologics
  • ArthroStim® adjustments
  • Other chiropractic manipulations
  • Back on Trac spinal decompression
  • Knee decompression
  • Cupping
  • Graston Technique®
  • Physical therapy
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Ortho Molecular dietary supplements

The treatments for sports injuries are effective and long-lasting, helping you avoid invasive surgery and ongoing pain.

It’s also important to eat nutritious foods, alter your workouts, rest injured tissues, and avoid strenuous training until given the OK by your chiropractic specialist.

You can also ice the treatment area, use heat packs, or wear a brace. The One Life Chiropractic team tailors each treatment to your personalized needs and follows up with you as needed to help you fully recover.

To get treated for sports injuries, schedule an appointment at One Life Chiropractic by phone or request one online today.