Sports Injury Treatment

Sports Injury Treatment In Pittsburgh, PA

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.

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are 5 sports injuries?

  1. Muscle Sprains
  2. Ligament Strains
  3. Bone Fractures
  4. Concussions (brain injury)
  5. Overuse injuries

What are the top 10 injuries in sports?

  • Tennis or Golf Elbow
  • Hamstring Strain
  • Sciatica
  • Shin Splints
  • Groin Pull
  • Concussion
  • ACL Tear or Strain
  • Hip Flexor Strain
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome (runners knee)

What is the highest injury sport?

  1. Cheerleading
  2. Football
  3. Soccer
  4. Baseball

Common sports injuries include hamstring strains, groin pulls, shin splints, ACL tears, and concussions.

What kind of injuries do chiropractors treat?

Chiropractors treat 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.

How long will it take to heal and recover from my sports injury?

Healing times vary from person to person. Some of the factors that influence healing time are 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).

Can you help me prevent future or reoccurring sports injuries?

Clinics that offer wellness care, nutrition, and customized rehab programs can help you prevent future problems and protect your body against future sports injuries.

If you have a sports-related injury, book a discovery call.