Elite Spine and Health Center
Chiropractic & Sports Rehabilitation located in Westchase, Houston, TX & Champion Forest, Spring, TX
If you play sports or spend lots of time at the gym, you’re susceptible to sports injuries. Fortunately, a combination of warm-ups and activity modification can reduce your risk of potentially serious complications. At Elite Spine and Health Center, experienced chiropractors Billy Cheong, DC, Kesia Broome, DC, Elias Madrid, DC and the team provide comprehensive care for sports injuries. To request your consultation, call the office in Houston or Spring, Texas, or click the online booking feature today.
Sports Injuries Q & A
What are sports injuries?
A sports injury occurs while working out, playing sports, or doing another type of physical activity. Anyone can experience a sports injury, but several factors may increase your risk, including living a sedentary lifestyle, failing to warm up properly, and playing contact sports.
If you experience a sports injury and it doesn’t get better with ice, rest, and over-the-counter pain medication, make an appointment with the team at Elite Spine and Health Center right away.
What are some common sports injuries?
At Elite Spine and Health Center, the team treats various sports injuries, including:
- Knee injuries
- Swollen muscles
- Achilles tendon ruptures
- Elbow pain
- Knee pain
You might also benefit from treatment if you experience a rotator cuff injury that results in chronic shoulder pain.
How are sports injuries diagnosed?
To diagnose a sports injury, your Elite Spine and Health Center provider reviews your health history and asks about your symptoms, including when they first started, their severity, and if they respond to rest or over-the-counter medication.
Next, they check your muscle strength and reflexes as well as your gait and posture. Then, your provider conducts a comprehensive exam. They gently press on the area of your body that’s injured to pinpoint areas of swelling, redness, or warmth.
They may also order X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI to rule out underlying conditions like fractures or dislocated joints. After determining the source of your discomfort, your Elite Spine and Health Center provider develops a custom treatment plan.
How are sports injuries treated?
At Elite Spine and Health Center, the team offers a variety of holistic, minimally invasive treatments for sports injuries. They might recommend:
- Spine and extremity adjustments
- Sports rehabilitation
- Nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy
- The Graston® Technique manual therapy
- Myofascial release
- Therapeutic ultrasound
- Intersegmental traction
- Custom orthotics
- Biofreeze® products
- Dry needling
The goal of treatment is to relieve pain, restore your mobility, and speed up your return to the court or playing field.
How can I prevent sports injuries?
There’s no way to prevent sports injuries entirely, but you can significantly reduce your risk by practicing good form, wearing the necessary safety equipment, and warming up before exercise. The team at Elite Spine and Health Center also recommends listening to your body.
To receive treatment for sports injuries, make an appointment at Elite Spine and Health Center by booking online or calling the nearest office today.