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Chiropractic and Sports Injuries in San Francisco

sports injuries san franciscoWe have been providing treatment for sports injuries in downtown San Francisco for over 23 years now. 

Whether it be a sprain strain from weekend warrior activities or a herniated disc in the neck or the back, chiropractic can help…especially a sports chiropractor that spends the majority of their day treating sports injuries.

We learned early on that the combination of chiropractic, medical care, physical therapy, and sports trainers, is a potent combination for correctly diagnosing and treating sports injuries.

Chiropractic is great for preventing and treating the majority of sports related musculoskeletal conditions that we see in our clinics. But to be able to handle the full spectrum of sports related traumas and injuries it takes more.

Our primary clinic Chiro-Medical Group Inc. is fully equipped with digital x-ray, diagnostic ultrasound and many other advanced technologies geared towards treating sports injuries. We also have a very large staff of sports chiropractors, physical medicine doctors (MD’s) nurses, trainers, and support staff. Our clinic director Scott Calzaretta has even been a team doctor for the US Olympic Team.

Our satellite clinic is Chiro-Medical Group Express (CMGE) and is a few blocks away at the Embarcadero Center.  CMGE offers express, walk-in service for busy office workers on the go as well as sports injuries treatment  and spinal decompression for herniated and bulging discs.

Many of our patients visit both clinics depending on their needs.

The most important thing when it comes to effectively treating sports injuries is a correct diagnosis and proper treatment protocols. Most athletes want to get back to their sports training and performing and require special expertise that not all chiropractors can provide.

When it comes to treating sports injuries in San Francisco we stand above the rest and most of our medical team are athletes themselves. This really does matter.

So, if you live or work near the SF Financial District and have suffered a sports injury that requires treatment, we would love to meet up with you.

To schedule an appointment with a sports medicine doctor in San Francisco please call 415-495-2225 (CMG) or 415-392-2225 (CMGE). 

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Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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Iliotibial Bands: How to Prevent Injuries

 

Iliotibial band injury prevention SF
The Iliotibial Band, or IT Band as it is commonly referred to, is a fibrous, thick connective tissue.  It begins at the hip bone and runs down the outside of the thigh and attaches at the shin bone.  The IT Band works in conjunction with the thigh muscles to provide stability when the legs are moving.

 

Friction occurs when the IT Band passes over the bony outside section of the knee as the leg bends and straightens.  Runners commonly experience discomfort or pain when the IT Band becomes irritated or inflamed.  Typically, their feet strike the ground just as the IT Band passes across that hard outside part of the knee which can cause pain to be felt on the outside of the knee, the thigh or the hip.  The intensity of pain may increase when descending stairs and hills.

 

Other factors can contribute to IT Band injuries:

 

weak hip muscles

tight or inflexible thigh and buttock muscles

overuse

over pronation

excessive hill running

running on slanted/curved surfaces                      

 

Being proactive and knowledgeable can help avoid IT Band problems.  There is an abundance of exercises that target key muscles and movements that will increase flexibility.  Another important factor in preventing injuries is using proper form.

 

 
Prevention of IT Band injuries can be greatly improved by including various strength training exercises along with rehabilitation and stretching routines. Below is a list of common hip and thigh strengthening exercises that you can do by yourself:
 

 
At the end of the day every runner wants to run injury free. As we discussed earlier, the hips and IT Bands are prone to injury if you have excessive tightness and/or weak muscles. Training should include ample stretching and strengthening followed by a foam roller massage for the serious runner who puts in a lot of weakly mileage (a lot can vary by individual but generally means anything above 20 miles per week).  Use the foam roller to massage and stretch out the IT Band and the surrounding tissues.  Make sure the foam roller is densely packed  and has a consistency more like wood.  Use your body weight and gravity to massage.  Pain should be felt in those areas during massage to know it is being done correctly.  The pain indicates an area of tightness.

Runners can also use myofascial massage/release to work out pain and tightness. Starting early and being consistent with the above techniques should improve your chances of running healthy and pain free for the long term.
 

An exercise program is essential to being fit in body, mind and spirit.  Let us guide you to a long, healthy running experience.  

 

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Aaron & Andie

Aim Fitness  www.aim2bfit.com

415 512-0800

215 Fremont St

SF CA 94105

 

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Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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