As an athlete himself, True Kings (TK) Healthcare chiropractor Takura Tela, DC, has personally experienced the benefits of chiropractic care for sports injuries. He treats the full spectrum of injuries, from minor to complicated, at his practice in Rockville, Maryland. If you’ve been injured playing any type of sport, call or book an appointment online today.
Sports Injuries Q & A
What are sports injuries?
Regular physical activity is part of a healthy lifestyle, but sometimes you may sustain an injury while exercising or playing sports. These injuries can occur suddenly, like after a misstep, awkward landing, or direct contact with another athlete. Other times, they may develop gradually from constantly repeating the same movements.
What are the most common sports injuries?
- Dr. Tela at True Kings (TK) Healthcare treats all types of sports injuries in athletes of every level. Common sports injuries include:
- Ankle and wrist sprains
- Rotator cuff tears
- Shoulder dislocations and instability
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears and strains
- Meniscus tears
- Hamstring strains
- Hip flexor strains
- Groin pulls
- Shin splints
- Stress fractures
- Tennis and golfer’s elbow
- Patellofemoral syndrome (runner’s knee)
In addition to helping you recover, Dr. Tela also works with you to prevent future sports injuries and enhance athletic performance.
How does a chiropractor help treat and prevent sports injuries?
First, Dr. Tela carefully reviews your symptoms and medical history. He performs a complete chiropractic evaluation to identify any musculoskeletal imbalances that may contribute to your sports injury.
Instead of using medications or invasive procedures to mask your pain and symptoms, Dr. Tela provides comprehensive care for the whole person. Your personalized treatment plan may include:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Hot or cold packs
- Exercises and stretches to perform at home
Because your entire body is connected, Dr. Tela may treat areas that aren’t injured. For example, misalignment in your hips (pelvis) may alter your gait and put more pressure on one leg than the other. Over time, this pelvic misalignment may lead to an injury in your overused leg, such as a stress fracture.
By pinpointing and correcting the source of your problem, Dr. Tela not only helps you recover faster and more efficiently, but also prevents that sports injury from recurring. Depending on the type and severity of your injury, you may need multiple treatments over the course of several weeks.
For expert care in chiropractic sports medicine, call True Kings (TK) Healthcare or book an appointment online today.
Schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Tela today
TK Health Sports Performance Nutrition
1000 Hampton Park Blvd Ste D, Capitol Heights, MD 20743