Sports Injuries Specialist

Dana Robinson, DC -  - Chiropractic Medicine

Peninsula RSI Chiropractic Wellness Center

Dana Robinson, DC

Chiropractic Medicine located in Redwood City, CA

You’d expect competitive athletes, weekend warriors, and older adults to develop sports injuries, but you might be surprised to learn that children and adolescents suffer sports-related injuries that result in nearly three million emergency room visits and five million doctor’s visits yearly. People at every age can accelerate the healing process, prevent future injuries, and safely rehabilitate at Peninsula RSI Chiropractic Wellness Center in Redwood City, California. To schedule an appointment, call the Silicon Valley area office or use the online booking feature today.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What should I know about sports injuries?

Sports injuries often affect the back and neck, causing problems such as sprains, strains, slipped discs, and herniated discs. Stress fractures are another common sports injury. These tiny cracks develop when bones are subjected to ongoing, excessive pressure.

Active people of all ages are susceptible to repetitive strain injuries (RSIs). RSIs are common in adults, but now children increasingly receive a diagnosis as they get into sports and specialized training at a younger age. Intense training and spine or joint misalignment increase children’s risk of repetitive injuries.

What symptoms develop due to sports injuries?

The classic symptoms of musculoskeletal injuries include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Shin splints
  • Joint instability
  • Limited movement
  • Inability to use the injured area

When your injury also damages or pinches a nerve, you may also develop symptoms such as pain and tingling along the length of the nerve.

How do chiropractors treat sports injuries?

Children and adults can return to play and move forward in life with less risk of ongoing pain and disability when they receive chiropractic care that restores healthy alignment, boosts healing and promotes optimal performance.

Your customized treatment plan includes one or more of the following.

Chiropractic care and rehabilitation

Spinal manipulation, spinal mobilization, and joint-focused treatments are only a few of the many chiropractic techniques available at Peninsula RSI Chiropractic Wellness Center. You also receive comprehensive rehabilitation and a structured exercise regimen that’s designed to meet the training needs of your athletic activity while preventing injuries.

Soft tissue recovery

Your provider may recommend soft tissue treatments such as class 4 lasers and electrical stimulation units. Class 4 lasers are designed to safely target the cells within soft tissues, where they produce a response called biostimulation. These lasers actively reduce pain, stimulate energy production, promote healing, and diminish inflammation. Electrical stimulation units may target nerves to reduce your pain or muscles, where they boost healing.

Massage therapy

Massage therapy can lower your risk of injury and improve your performance by improving your range of motion, reducing inflammation, relaxing muscles, and stimulating soft tissue recovery. Massage may prevent adhesions or release them after they form.

Balance training

Professional athletes, older adults, teens, and children can all lack the balance they need to prevent sports injuries. The team at Peninsula RSI Chiropractic Wellness Center are experts in techniques to improve your balance and range of motion.

Whether you have a sports injury or you’d like to prevent one, you’ll get the care you need at Peninsula RSI Chiropractic Wellness Center — call or schedule an appointment online today.