Sports Injuries Specialist

Indian Harbor Chiropractic

Diana Gailes, DC

Chiropractor located in Cos Cob, CT

If you’ve been injured playing sports, turn to Indian Harbor Chiropractic in Cos Cob, Connecticut. Expert-trained chiropractor Diana Gailes, DC, offers a variety of treatments for sports-related injuries to speed up recovery and get you back on the court or field quickly. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Sports Injuries Q&A

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries are those that affect your muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, or cartilage (your musculoskeletal system). You might get injured by overtraining, jumping, cutting, starting and stopping suddenly, or falling down. Sports injuries commonly occur during contact sports.

What are the symptoms of sports injuries?

Signs and symptoms you could experience with a sports injury include:

  • Sudden discomfort
  • Severe pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness
  • Stiffness
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Weakness
  • Decreased mobility
  • Head pain
  • Dizziness

You might notice a visible musculoskeletal deformity after a sports-related injury. See your medical provider at the first sign of an injury to help you make a full recovery.

What are common sports-related injuries?

Common sports injuries Dr. Gailes treats at Indian Harbor Chiropractic include:

  • Tennis elbow
  • ACL and MCL tears
  • Muscle strains
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Sprains
  • Joint dislocations
  • Concussions
  • Fractures

Chiropractic treatments can improve musculoskeletal functioning naturally, speed up healing, reduce tension and inflammation, diminish pain, and promote better body alignment. 

How does my provider diagnose sports injuries?

To diagnose a sports-related injury, Dr. Gailes discusses your symptoms, lifestyle, and medical history. She completes a physical exam and may recommend undergoing X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or other imaging procedures to determine the most appropriate treatment.

What are common treatments for sports injuries?

Common treatments Dr. Gailes could recommend for sports-related injuries include:

Lifestyle changes

Things you can do at home to speed up healing include using ice or heat packs, eating nutritious foods, resting an injured part of your body, and wearing a brace, sling, or cast if needed.

Chiropractic adjustments

Dr. Gailes provides chiropractic manipulation for sports injuries. Each treatment is simple and comfortable and can produce dramatic pain-relieving results.

Neuromuscular therapy

Neuromuscular therapy stimulates your body’s natural ability to heal. It reduces tension, pain from pinched nerves, and discomfort caused by sports injuries.

Physical therapy

Dr. Gailes offers recommendations for strength and flexibility exercises that improve musculoskeletal functioning after a sports injury. 

Chiropractic adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments can realign your spine or other parts of the body, reduce tension, and alleviate discomfort due to sports injuries. 

Specialist referrals

If you need surgery because of a severe sports-related injury, Dr. Gailes refers you to an experienced orthopedic specialist. 

If you struggle with a sports injury and want fast healing and pain relief, call the Indian Harbor Chiropractic office or schedule an appointment online today.