Sports Injury

For any athlete, nothing can be more frustrating than sustaining a sports injury that puts you out of the game. Sitting on the sidelines, knowing the muscles you worked so hard to train are slowly de-conditioning, is enough to make any athlete want to rush back on the field as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, doing so before you've fully recovered will only make matters worse, and set you up for future sports injuries down the line. Fortunately though, there are certain treatments-- like chiropractic care and exercise rehabilitation--that can provide you with efficient relief and get back to playing stronger than before. Dr. Janda, Dr. Roger Russell, and Dr. Troy Russell are licensed chiropractors offering effective relief of sports injuries for athletes and weekend warriors in Henderson, NV and Las Vegas, NV.

​​Diagnosing and Treating Sports Injuries

Generally sports injuries can be divided into two categories. The first occur in an instant, such as sprain or fracture caused by a collision, slip, or fall. The second type of sports injury develops gradually over time as result of overuse or repetitive motion injuries. Common overuse injuries in athletes include runner's knee, tennis elbow, shin splints, achilles tendinitis, and swimmer's shoulders.

Once our Henderson chiropractors have diagnosed your sports injury, they'll develop an individualized treatment plan catered to your specific needs and athletic goals. Your Henderson sports injury care could include massage therapy, chiropractic adjustments, mobilization, exercise rehabilitation, and non-surgical spinal decompression, using the VAX-D.

Chiropractic Care for Sports Injury
Sports Injury Care

Chiropractic care has been shown to be beneficial for a number of symptoms and injuries commonly experienced by athletes, such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, and joint problems. A recent study reviewing various noninvasive treatments for back pain in athletes found that chiropractic care provided patients with the most effective relief. Another study showed that Australian elite football players who received regular care from a chiropractor had a reduced risk of lower limb injuries and missed less playing time. Chiropractic adjustments were also found to improve grip strength in professional judo athletes and improve athlete performance in American college football players.

Our Henderson chiropractors have helped thousands of athletes recover from sports injuries safely and efficiently. Whether you're recovering from a sports injury or are looking to prevent injuries from recurring, our Henderson and Las Vegas chiropractors can help.


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