Sports Injuries

Chiropractic care, acupuncture, and therapeutic massage can help treat injuries to all athletes, from professionals to weekend warriors. When you’re injured while playing a sport, it’s important to recover as quickly as possible. Since few people are pro athletes, recovering from a sports injury has to take a back seat to your daily routine, making recovery even harder. Relax Holistic offers a wide range of natural treatments for sports injuries that will get you back to peak form sooner.

Engaging in sports and exercise is an important way to maintain overall health. Being active is important at any age, but the risk of injury is always there. The availability of effective sports physical therapy makes it easier to keep up regular participation in strenuous exercise and demanding sports without worrying too much about injury.

Sports injuries come in all shapes and sizes, but the most common are problems with the ankles, elbows, the back, the shoulders, and the knees. These injuries can be the result of overworking the muscles for a long period, but the most likely culprits are hyperextension or hyperflexion of the joint, also referred to as sprains of various kinds.


Chiropractors are uniquely qualified to deal with injuries to joints from sprains because they’re used to dealing with the musculature, connective tissue, and the underlying skeleton. Instead of treating only one aspect of your injury, your holistic health practitioner can offer a full range of treatments to help speed healing.

Pain management is an important part of healing. Unfortunately, Western medicine relies too heavily on pain pills like opioids for sports injuries. Because pain pills mask injuries instead of treating them, they invite additional injuries when the pain signal doesn’t warn the injured person to slow down or stop. Holistic health clinics can use alternative strategies like acupuncture to relieve pain without prescribing dangerous, addictive drugs. Acupuncture treatments also improve circulation and ease inflammation at the site of the injury, another important way to shorten recovery time.

Avoiding Recurring Injuries the Natural Way

Holistic health experts are skilled at dealing with problems like ergonomics, diet, and exercise. That’s why they not only help you recover from injuries, they can help you avoid them in the first place.

If you have problems with recurring injuries from a sport or activity you enjoy, ask our holistic health experts to used the benefit of their training and experience to determine if there are measures you can take to avoid future problems. Simple things like changing your posture or running style can cut down on repetitive injuries. In many cases, small tweaks can even improve your performance.

Common Sport Injuries

There are more sports and exercise activities available to the fitness fan than ever before. Here is a list of the most common sports injuries we encounter in our holistic health offices in Los Angeles:

  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Lower back stenosis
  • Acute muscle strains
  • Chronic sprains
  • Wrist injuries
  • Ankle and knee sprains
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Sciatica
  • Rib contusions

Our practice involves looking at the patient’s overall health as well as any injury. Relax Holistic offers more treatments than almost any other holistic health practitioner in the Los Angeles area. These include chiropractic adjustment, ultrasound, physiotherapy, acupuncture to reduce inflammation and improve circulation, traction, therapeutic massage, stretching, and even dietary advice. A combination of these all-natural techniques is sure to get you back to full strength faster than visiting a practitioner that only features one or two.

Rapid Release Technology

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How does Rapid Release work?

Soft tissue disorders are usually a result of overuse, injury or surgery. Injuries cause microtears in the fascia on the muscles. Fibrous adhesion tissue replaces normal tissue when an injury heals. Adhesions can spread, trapping nerves, causing pain and numbness or limiting range of motion. Commonly adhesions are Un-diagnosed.
We believe that RRT is the most effective way to treat painful scar tissue and break down adhesion with a lasting effect. It feels good and is completely safe. Rapid Release gives high speed targeted vibration to break down scar tissue and adhesions in muscles and arthritic joints.

Here is a partial list of conditions caused by scarring of soft tissue:

  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • tendonosis
  • muscle spasms
  • trapped nerves
  • range of motion
  • contractures
  • neuromas
  • adhesions
  • back pain
  • shoulder pain
  • ankle pain
  • headaches
  • knee problems
  • tennis elbow
  • temporomandibular joint disorder

Look Out for Training Injuries

When the average person thinks of a sports injury, they usually picture a collision on the field or a muscle pull when you’re playing flat out. However, the most common sports injuries occur when you’re in training. Training almost always involves repetitive exercises that can cause tendinitis or stress fractures of a bone.

Talk to your holistic health expert at Relax Holistic before you begin a new training or exercise routine. They can help your avoid technique errors and dietary deficiencies that can lead to injuries. Relaxing, deep tissue massage can keep you limber and performing at your peak, too. Call us today to schedule an appointment!