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Chiropractic Treatment for Sports Injuries

When engaging in any sports activity, it is important to stay healthy and pain-free so you can perform at your best. But with injuries, you may become limited in your flexibility, mobility and function. Maximize your participation in sports activities with Dr. Douglas Cancel’s help.

Here at Performance Sport Care, we understand the importance of keeping your mind and body in optimum shape and health. Through personalized care and comprehensive chiropractic treatments, we can restore your mobility, which may be restricted due to injury or pain.

Our holistic approach to treating musculoskeletal injuries is designed to correct any dysfunction and bring back the optimum health of your tissues, muscles and bones. We believe in attentive care, careful diagnosis and tailored treatments to bring the best possible results in the quickest possible time.

Looking to fix your sports-related injury? Dr. Douglas Cancel is the most trusted and highly experienced chiropractor, serving Walnut Creek, CA, and the nearby communities of Concord, Pleasant Hill, Danville and Lafayette.

With 30 years of experience, Dr. Cancel specializes in the assessment and treatment of painful and debilitating musculoskeletal problems and sports-related injuries. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a recreational athlete, he offers the same quality of care utilized to enhance performance and prevent injuries in elite athletes. From chronic pain management to personal training, Dr. Cancel can help you.

You Don’t Have To Be a “Pro” To Be Treated Like a “Pro” By This Walnut Creek Chiropractor

At Performance Sport Care, everyday people can experience the same proven, problem-focused care applied in an effective manner. You don’t have to be a professional or elite athlete; this Walnut Creek chiropractor will provide personalized care that’s focused on your needs. Dr. Cancel can help get your life back on track.

What is Golfer’s Elbow?

Medial epicondylitis, also known as “golfer’s elbow,” usually results from an overuse injury to the forearm, specifically, the muscle-tendon attachment(s) of the flexor/pronator muscle mass to a bony prominence located along the inner elbow called the ‘medial epicondyle.’ In the sport of golf, this area of the forearm/elbow is placed under stress at or near the top of the back swing and proceeds through the down swing to just before impact with the golf ball. Instantly or repetitively, this area can also be strained and injured when doing pull ups or certain weight training exercises, such as curls or cable cross overs. People with this injury usually have tenderness at the medial epicondyle (inside elbow) and pain with resisted wrist flexion and forearm pronation.

We have an ‘answer’ for many who suffer with “Golfer’s Elbow”

Our office offers a successful protocol for Golfer’s Elbow. In many cases, particularly those uncomplicated by demonstrable tendon pathology or co-existing medical disease, we often observe positive results in as soon as 3 to 5 treatment sessions. We invite those who are suffering with this injury to arrange a consultation with us to determine if our protocols might be right for you.

Tennis Elbow: Cortisone Injections are not the Answer

An Australian study published in the February 5, 2013 issue of the ‘Journal of the American Medical Association’ found that patients treated with a single corticosteroid injection for “Tennis Elbow” (also known as ‘Lateral Epicondylitis‘) had a 14% greater chance of poor outcome and a 77% increased risk for re-injury at 1 year relative to a placebo.

Although corticosteroids have potent anti-inflammatory effects, they also possess catabolic effects that can degrade or weaken injured or degenerated tendons. Sometimes this can lead to tears and a consequent reconstructive surgery.

In this same Australian study, eight weeks of physical therapy consisting largely of gripping and latex band exercises for the forearm also appeared to have no long-term benefit, with the exception of decreased need for pain medicine. Interestingly, while this exercise therapy did improve short-term pain and disability outcomes at one month, those benefits were lost when corticosteroid injection was added to the treatment!

Many people, including many health care providers often assume that Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) is largely an inflammatory condition. Instead, the underlying cause usually has more to do with mechanical stress and ultimate degeneration of those muscle-tendon unit(s) in the forearm that are anchored to a portion of bone along the side of the elbow, known as the ‘lateral epicondyle.’

Therefore, in those particular cases where inflammation is a factor, according to this study, cortisone injections provide only temporary relief, at best.

We believe we have a better ‘answer’ to Tennis Elbow

Our office offers a distinctly successful protocol for many Tennis Elbow sufferers that addresses most of the more significant muscular/mechanical factors that are involved in this condition. In many cases, particularly those uncomplicated by advanced tendinosis or other co-existing medical issues, we often observe positive results in as soon as 3-5 treatment sessions. We invite those who are suffering with this injury to arrange a consultation with us to determine if our protocols might be right for you.

Experience personalized care for sports-related injuries at Performance Sport Care. Feel free to contact us at (925) 945-1155 or use our Request an Appointment form to schedule your consultation.

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Sports Injury

When engaging in any sports activity, it is important to stay healthy and pain-free so you can perform at your best. But with injuries, you may become limited in your flexibility, mobility and function. Maximize your participation in sports activities with Dr. Douglas Cancel’s help.
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Shoulder Injury

Our shoulders consist of an interlocking network of soft tissues, tendons, muscles and bones, which allows us to perform a wide range of motion. From reaching our back to stretching out to throw a pitch, our shoulders are involved every step of the way in our day-to-day life.
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Spine & Knee Injury

Our spine and knees are made of complex system of bones and muscles, which, unfortunately, are prone to problems. In the case of knee disorders, one of its most common causes is osteoarthritis. This degenerative disease affects the muscles, ligaments and tendons that surround the joints. On the other hand, spine problems usually involve herniated or slipped discs, which cause radiating pain
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Leg & Hip Injury

Musculoskeletal problems in the hips and legs are triggered by inflammation of the joints. When this happens, walking, running or bearing weight on the affected hip/s can be very difficult to do. In many instances, this condition is characterized with pain, restricted mobility and limited function.
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