Sports Injuries

Austin Keys, DC -  - Chiropractor

Keys Chiropractic

Austin Keys, DC

Chiropractor & Certified Laser Technician located in Southeast, Denver, CO

Keys Chiropractic in Southeast Denver, Colorado, is a family-friendly practice led by Austin Keys, DC, that specializes in the diagnosis and management of sports injuries. Dr. Keys holds pre-participation sports certification and is an expert in his field. He has an outstanding track record of successful outcomes for athletes of all ages. For a personalized sports injury treatment plan, reach out to Keys Chiropractic by calling or booking an appointment online today.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What makes sports injuries different from others?

Sports injuries happen to athletes that are typically physically stronger than someone that’s not an athlete. They tend to have more muscle than the average person, which makes them more susceptible to damaging their musculoskeletal structure. 

Athletes also usually heal faster since they have increased blood circulation, and they respond more quickly to chiropractic treatment methods because their bodies are stronger.

What activities can cause sports injuries?

You don’t have to be a professional athlete to incur a sports injury. Many people participate in recreational sports and suffer from injury. Sports associated with common injuries include:

  • Swimming
  • Running
  • Golfing
  • Bicycling
  • Tennis
  • Weight lifting

If you’ve been hurt while playing a sport, whether you’re an athlete or someone that simply enjoys recreational activity on occasion, be sure to visit Dr. Keys at Keys Chiropractic for an exam. It’s important to have your condition diagnosed for a personalized treatment plan so you can get back to being active again.

What sports injuries can chiropractic care treat?

Dr. Keys uses his knowledge and advanced technology to diagnose and treat patients suffering from sports injuries. His noninvasive chiropractic care helps athletes heal quickly. Sports injuries he regularly treats include:

  • Tendonitis
  • Rotator cuff pain
  • Knee pain
  • Back pain
  • Ligament sprains
  • Muscle strains

As a preparticipation sports specialist, Dr. Keys also provides preparticipation sports exams for student-athletes who want to play sports or participate in athletic programs.

How are sports injuries treated?

Treating a sports injury is critical to getting your flexibility and strength restored to the body for performance. Dr. Keys uses advanced technology such as digital X-rays to understand the root of the injury. 

To reduce pain, Dr. Keys may use various treatments that include:

  • Electrical stimulation
  • Class IV laser therapy
  • Soft tissue therapy
  • Deep massage therapy
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Chiropractic adjustments

Once your pain lessens, physical therapy or rehabilitation, involving stretching and exercising, helps strengthen your muscles and ligaments and increases your range of motion. Administering chiropractic adjustments may also aid in the prevention of associated back or neck pain.

If you have a sports injury, visit Dr. Keys at Keys Chiropractic to get back on the playing field again. Schedule your appointment today by calling or conveniently book online.