Sports Injury Treatment from Our Chiropractor in Lawrence KS
A sports injury can affect the most seasoned competitive athlete as well as someone who's just joined a gym for the first time. At Chiropractic Experience in Lawrence, KS, we want our community members of all ages and backgrounds to consider our chiropractor staff a part of their team. We offer a range of services and techniques that can help you heal and avoid sports injury, no matter what type of activity you love to do.
Warning Signs of Sports Injury
A sports injury can occur after any kind of sudden trauma, such as a slip, awkward lift or movement, or even an on-field collision. The precipitating cause of a sports injury may be less obvious, too. For example, a long history of repetitive trauma, inefficient or unsafe movement mechanics, or even ill-fitting equipment or a hard running surface can all lead to cumulative connective tissue damage.
Telltale signs of a sports injury that may warrant a trip to a Lawrence chiropractor include:
- Pain with certain movements
- Pain that wakes you up at night
- Instability in a joint or odd joint symptoms like clicking or popping sounds
Types of Sports Injury Treated by a Chiropractor
Our chiropractor and founder, Dr. Mark Howarter, has experience working with athletes ranging from young student athletes to professional athletes and everyone in between. A few of the most common sports injury conditions he evaluates and treats include:
- Muscle strains, e.g., rotator cuff tears
- Ligament sprains
- Joint dislocations, including facet joint locking and vertebral subluxations
- Tendonitis, bursitis, and other inflammatory conditions like golfer's elbow and tennis elbow
- Runner's knee
- Shin splints
- Sciatica and other types of nerve compression
- Plantar fasciitis
Dr. Howarter's services, including corrective exercise counseling, upper cervical care, spinal adjustments, and lifestyle and nutritional counseling, optimize the human body's innate self-healing ability. Rather than just mask symptoms or compensate for areas of imbalance or weakness, our Lawrence chiropractor uses individualized holistic interventions to address the root cause of an injury, alleviate inflammation, promote tissue healing, and maximize the injured area's strength and function for longer-lasting relief!
How a Chiropractor Helps Athletes Avoid Sports Injury
A sports injury rarely occurs in a vacuum. For example, a person may be more likely to get hurt from a traumatic event if they have scar tissue or weakness from an old injury, or inefficient posture and movement mechanics. Our chiropractor helps athletes learn more about their bodies, address hidden issues, and stay healthy throughout their athletic career.
Sidelined by a Sports Injury?
Contact Chiropractic Experience at 785-838-3333 if you would like a holistic game plan to help you heal from (or avoid) a sports injury.