Sports Medicine

Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers

Chiropractic Clinics & Physical Therapists located in The Woodlands, TX & Houston, TX

If you’re an athlete or physically active individual, sports medicine can help you maximize your performance and lower your risk of injuries. At Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers, with three convenient locations in Houston, The Woodlands, and Sugar Land, Texas, the team of chiropractors and pain management experts offers a wide range of sports medicine services, including physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, and pain management. To request your appointment today, call the office nearest you or book online.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a branch of health care that works to diagnose, treat, and prevent injuries in athletes and other active individuals. It can also improve your athletic performance and provide you with tools to better manage your health in general.

Anyone can experience a sports injury, but they’re especially common in teenagers and young adults. You’re also more likely to suffer a sports injury if you aren’t regularly active, fail to warm up prior to exercise, or play contact sports, such as hockey or American football.

What are some common injuries that sports medicine treats?

The sports medicine experts at Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers diagnose and treat a wide range of injuries, including:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Knee injuries
  • Swollen muscles
  • Achilles tendon ruptures
  • Tendinitis
  • Spine pain
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Herniated discs

The sports medicine experts also work with men and women suffering from rotator cuff and other shoulder injuries.

How does sports medicine treat injuries?

Sports medicine involves the use of integrative, noninvasive treatments to ease pain and swelling, while encouraging mobility. Depending on the source and severity of your injury, the team might recommend:

  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (the RICE protocol)
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Spinal injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Electrical therapy

If you experience a serious sports-related injury that doesn’t respond to these or other treatments, your provider might recommend surgical intervention. The providers regularly partner with surgeons in the area to conduct both traditional and minimally invasive operations.

Is there any way to lower your risk of a sports-related injury?

Unfortunately, there’s no way to prevent sports-related injuries entirely. However, there are steps you can take to significantly lower your risk. The caring team at Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers recommends:

  • Using the proper technique
  • Wearing the proper protective equipment
  • Warming up before exercise
  • Cooling down after exercise
  • Being careful not to “overdo” it

It’s also important you listen to your body. Following an injury, it’s tempting to return to your normal training regimen right away. However, this may delay the healing process.

Be patient and follow your doctor’s instructions accordingly.

To request your sports medicine appointment at Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers today, call the office nearest you or book online. A pain-free and more active lifestyle awaits.