Sports Injury Specialist

Posture Perfect

Chiropractors & Family Medicine located in Dallas, TX

A sports injury like tendinitis can happen when you least expect it, but proper medical treatment gets you back on your feet again in no time. Stuart Alexander, MD, is an experienced primary care physician offering comprehensive and innovative health care treatment for sports injuries at Posture Perfect Wellness Center in Dallas. If you’ve experienced a meniscus tear, tendonitis, or other sports-related injury, call Posture Perfect Wellness Center or schedule an appointment online today.

Sports Injury Q & A

What is a sports injury?

Sports injuries are common injuries that occur during exercise or physical activity. They typically involve fractures or the fibers, muscles, or tendons connecting your bones and joints.

Most sports injuries are due to improper training. If you increase your duration of activity or intensity too fast — or continue to exercise despite pain — connective tissue can easily become damaged or inflamed.

In addition to improper training, sports injuries can also occur as a result of:

  • Body architecture: structural issues in the body like flat feet
  • Overuse: repetitive activities like long-distance running
  • Pronation: foot mechanics that puts stress on ligaments and tendons
  • Trauma: such as concussions from high-impact sports

What are common sports injuries?

The most common sports injuries include:

  • Groin pulls
  • Shin splints
  • Tennis elbow
  • Ankle sprains
  • Strained hamstring
  • Meniscus tear in the knee
  • Head injuries like concussions
  • Tendinitis (inflammation of the tendon)
  • Bursitis (inflammation of the bursae near your joints)
  • Concussions

How are sports injuries diagnosed?

Dr. Alexander focuses on isolating the source of your pain in order to effectively treat it, as opposed to treating symptoms with medication alone.

Following a physical examination and review of your symptoms, Dr. Alexander might request digital X-ray imaging to locate soft tissue damage or bone injury. Depending on your diagnosis, Dr. Alexander offers traditional and modern treatments to ease your symptoms, restore your health, and reduce your risk of re-injury in the future.

How are sports injuries treated?

For mild sports injuries, Dr. Alexander typically recommends the POLICE approach. This at-home treatment plan focuses on protecting and optimally loading your injury while icing, compressing, and elevating it to reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling.

For moderate to severe injuries, Dr. Alexander uses evidence-based treatments that are conservative whenever possible. These might include stem cell therapy to regenerate damaged tissue at the injury site, steroid injections to reduce inflammation, or nerve blocks to reduce pain.

Additional sports injury treatments offered at Posture Perfect Wellness Center include:

  • Medical therapy
  • Chiropractic manipulation
  • Injury-prevention strategies
  • Laser and ultrasound therapy
  • Taping and bracing
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation

We service patients from all over the DFW area including North Dallas, Addison, Carrollton, Plano, Garland, Irving, Allen, Richardson, and University Park, Highland Park, Frisco and McKinney. 

Take the first step in recovering from your sports injury; call Posture Perfect Wellness Center or schedule an appointment online today.