Sports Injuries Specialist

Gould Chiropractic and Laser Pain Center

Chiropractor & Auto Injury Specialist located in Chatsworth, CA

As an avid golfer, experienced chiropractor Ross Gould, DC, understands how painful sports injuries can be. At Gould Chiropractic and Laser Pain Center in Chatsworth, California, Dr. Gould and the team offer comprehensive care for a variety of sports injuries, especially tendonitis and rotator cuff injuries that result from playing golf. Whether you need chiropractic adjustments or innovative laser therapy to treat your sports injury, you can rely on the expertise of the team at Gould Chiropractic and Laser Pain Center. Book an appointment online or call the office today.

Sports Injuries Q&A

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries describe common injuries that can result due to the repetitive movements required in different sports.

The team at Gould Chiropractic and Laser Pain Center can address a variety of sports-related injuries in any type of sport. However, they specialize in treating overuse injuries that are common in golf.

A golf injury can not only limit what you can do physically in daily life, but an untreated injury can interfere with your ability to safely play golf in the future.

Golf requires specific movements that increase your risk for pain from back strains and wrist sprains. The sport can also cause more serious injuries like golf elbow and rotator cuff tears.

Golf elbow

Golf elbow describes irritation and inflammation in the inner tendon of your elbow from the repetitive swing of your golf club.

Rotator cuff tears

Swinging a golf club also can strain and eventually tear your rotator cuff, the group of soft tissues that stabilize your shoulder joint and keep it in place.

Tendonitis, joint pain, and soft-tissue tears are also common in other sports, including basketball, soccer, and exercise programs like CrossFit®.

When should I seek chiropractic care for sports injuries?

The team at Gould Chiropractic and Laser Pain Center recommends seeking chiropractic treatment for sports injuries when you can no longer control your pain with rest and over-the-counter medications.

You should also schedule a consultation if your pain continues worsening even with home care. The team can evaluate your injury and your symptoms to determine what chiropractic care services can prevent the need for more invasive treatments and surgery.

How does chiropractic care treat sports injuries?

The Gould Chiropractic and Laser Pain Center team can use conservative chiropractic techniques that manipulate your spine to take the pressure off of nearby nerves. Manual manipulations also improve blood circulation to help you heal from the inside out.

You might also benefit from other services, such as massage or laser therapy, that complement chiropractic techniques to ease the pain of sports injuries.

Massage therapy

Massage therapy relieves tension in your muscles to naturally reduce inflammation and pain. Regular massages can also reduce additional sports injuries by keeping your muscles relaxed and flexible.

Laser therapy

The warm, class 4 laser system the team uses delivers laser heat energy into the deep tissues of your body. The energy triggers your body’s natural healing response to reduce inflammation and repair strained, damaged muscles.

To schedule a chiropractic consultation for sports injuries, call Gould Chiropractic and Laser Pain Center or book an appointment online today.