Sports Injury Treatment

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There are numerous benefits to playing sports. It is an excellent way to stay in shape. It gives us a healthy way of releasing energy. Playing team sports teaches us the value of cooperation, supports social interaction, and other important life lessons. But there is another side of sports. It brings a risk of being injured.

Sports injuries can range from a sprain/strain problem, to a pulled muscle, to a repetitive stress injury, to a broken bone. Knowing what to do about the problem, and getting the proper treatment is important for a speedy recovery, and to prevent the same problem from happening in the future.

Sports Injury Relief

One way of learning what the best methods of treatment are is to observe what professional athletes do when they are faced with similar problems. For professional athletes, being able to play their respected game is how they make a living. So you can be assured they are going to utilize whatever the most proven treatments are.

A common denominator that you can observe with professional athletes, regardless if it involves football, baseball, basketball, hockey, golf, tennis, or soccer is that the majority of them go to chiropractors. The same thing holds true with most Olympians. They go to chiropractors to help them recover from injuries and improve their posture, balance, strength & flexibility. Chiropractors are to athletes what cardiologists are to heart problems.


Pittsburgh chiropractor, Dr. Kevin Smith, has decades of experience in treating sports injuries. He has worked with people ranging from kids to professional athletes.

Sports Injuries Treatment

We start off doing a workup which consists of a consultation, exam, and a review of any current x-rays or MRI’s. After that, our Doctor creates a diagnosis and a treatment plan. Your therapeutic trial may consist of corrective chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression, soft tissue treatments, laser therapy, pulsewave therapy and physical rehabilitation. The Doctor may also prescribe high quality nutritional supplements. These therapies do not hurt, and are very effective at giving long-lasting relief from your toughest pain.

The place to start is by calling us and booking a consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What kind of injuries do chiropractors treat?

Dr. Smith treats muscle strains, ligament sprains, arthritis, tendonitis, back pain, neck pain, knee injuries, shoulder injuries, hip problems, golfers/tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and wrist/hand issues.

Q: How does your Pittsburgh, PA chiropractor treat sports injuries?

We offer spinal and extremity chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue therapies, kinesiotaping, cold laser, pulsewave, spinal decompression, physical rehabilitation and nutritional support.

Q: How long will he take to heal and recover from my sports injury?

Healing times vary from person to person. Some of the factors that influence healing time is your age, the severity of the injury, the location of the injury, what tissues were affected and your own innate recuperative power. (Some people are faster healers than others).

Q: What are some common sports injuries?

The answer to that question depends on the sport. Baseball players tend to suffer shoulder and back problems. Tennis players tend to get elbow injuries. Golfers suffer with low back problems due to the rotational stresses being placed on their spines.

Q: Can you help me prevent future or reoccurring sports injuries?

Dr. Kevin Smith can help you prevent future problems and protect your body against future sports injuries. We offer wellness care, nutrition and customized rehab programs.

If you have been injured playing sports, call us today for a consultation: 412-595-7332