Common Sports Injuries

Common sports injuries – and most athletic injuries can be defined into 2 broad categories:

  • acute
  • repetitive use

We have a large group of athletes who came to us initially for a common sport injury – but once rehabilitated they become involved in our athletic performance and injury prevention care. We are successful at Advanced Healthcare & Sports Injury in treating both and can refer to other healthcare professionals if necessary.

Repetitive use injuries are actually more common and result from muscle/joint imbalances or incorrect form.

Common examples are:

  • runner’s knee
  • shoulder impingements
  • back and neck injuries secondary to faulty posture
  • most non-traumatic injuries incurred during distance sports

Although we have a high patient population of runners who come to us for hip and knee pain – we also treat a lot of these common sports injuries:

Although we have a high patient population of runners who come to us for hip and knee pain – we also treat a lot of these common sports injuries:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Various other types of tendonitis
  • Strains of the neck and back
  • Throwing injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Wrist pain
  • Hip flexor strain (“pulled hip flexor”)
  • Groin strain (“groin pull”)
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Knee pain
  • IT Band Syndrome (outer knee pain)
  • Calf strains
  • Ankle sprains
  • Shin splints
  • And many more!

Another common sport injury – “golfer elbow”

“Golfer’s elbow” involves injury and inflammation to the point where the forearm flexors attach to the inner elbow. These are the muscles that pull the palm in the direction of the biceps.

We treat this painful injury through the use of Active Release and IASTM. You do not have to play golf to get this injury and it is frequently not on the dominant arm.

Do you treat tennis elbow the same way you treat golfer elbow?

Yes and no. The soft tissue treatments would still be Active Release and IASTM, but tennis elbow is on the outside of the elbow.

The inflammation and injury is related the attachment of the wrist extensors (muscles used to pull knuckles towards the elbow).

Also, tennis elbow is more likely to involve a nerve entrapment.

Thus, the treatment would involve Active Release and nerve flossing protocols. You do not have to play tennis to get this injury and it is frequently not on the dominant arm.

Our treatment and exercise programs consists of:

  • addressing your existing conditions or injuries
  • adding benefit of decreasing the likelihood of future injuries

ACR’s Athletic Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention program is a personalized performance training regimen which includes:

  • a thorough evaluation

  • sport or task specific exercises

  • activity modifications

PLUS personalized instruction and resources so you can conduct your program on your own


What Kansas City Sports organizations recommend Advanced Healthcare & Sports Injury?

Our clinic is the team physician and chiropractor for:

  • The Kansas City TBones and KC Smoke Elite Running Team

We are also a recommended chiropractor for:

  • Runners Edge (Americas Largest Private Running
    Club)

  • KC Ballet

Attention: Kansas City Sports Teams

We offer a service for sports teams. We will screen sports teams for potential injury-causing dysfunctions. For example, many non-contact ACL tears can be prevented, particularly in the female athlete. Call the office for details and team pricing.



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