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Sports Injuries Specialist

Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado

Alternative Medicine & Chiropractor located in Littleton, CO

After you suffer a sports injury, you likely have one thing on your mind – how to recover quickly and safely while regaining your pre-injury strength and function. You can achieve those goals with multimodal treatment from Ron Spallone, DC, and the team at Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado in Littleton, Colorado. As specialists in chiropractic, functional medicine, and regenerative medicine, the team designs a treatment plan that accelerates healing and focuses on sport-specific rehabilitation. To learn more about treatments for sports injuries, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are the most common sports injuries?

Everyone who leads an active life can end up with a sports injury. You might injure yourself during an exercise class, while running, or out for a walk. However, sports injuries are most common when you play football, soccer, basketball, and baseball. 

Examples of the top sports injuries include:

  • Sprained ankle
  • Knee ligament injuries
  • Meniscus tears
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Runner’s knee
  • Fractures

Overuse injuries are also common. These sports injuries occur when you overtrain or repeatedly make the same movements. The stress causes small tears in soft tissues and tiny cracks in bones.

If you give your body time to rest and recover, these minor injuries heal. Without rest, the injuries can get progressively worse and develop inflammation.

What symptoms occur if I have a sports injury?

The primary symptoms that often appear after a sports injury include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Joint instability
  • Limited mobility
  • Muscle weakness
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Inability to use the affected limb


You should have your sports injury checked out when your symptoms cause severe pain and swelling, you can’t use that part of your body, or you have mild symptoms that don’t improve after a few days.

How are sports injuries treated?

The team at Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado evaluates your symptoms and performs a complete physical exam, then uses ultrasound imaging to diagnose your injury.

Some injuries, such as a complex fracture or a ruptured ligament, may need surgery to properly repair the damage. Otherwise, treatment for a sports injury begins with conservative options such as temporarily changing your activities and protecting the injured area if needed.

The Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado specializes in chiropractic modalities, functional medicine, and regenerative medicine. As a result, you have access to a wide range of therapies designed to promote healing and restore your strength and mobility.   

Your customized treatment plan may include:

  • Spinal manipulation
  • Structured exercise
  • Massage therapy
  • Electrical muscle stimulation
  • PEMF
  • Prolozone™
  • K-laser
  • Custom orthotics
  • PRP injections
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Trigenics®
  • Spinal decompression
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Spinal decompression
  • Traction

As your recovery progresses, your treatment includes sport-specific rehabilitation that prepares you to return to play and teaches you how to prevent future injuries.

If you need exceptional treatment for a sports injury, call Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado or book an appointment online today.