Sports Medicine

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Federal Way Sports Injury Dr. | Sports Medicine

Having been an athlete for his entire life, Dr. Spencer understands each injured patient is eager to return to their sport as soon as possible. His treatment approach strikes the ideal balance between this desire and the recuperation period necessary to ensure injured athletes heal fully before they resume training and competing.

You will not find a doctor more willing to help you train through your injuries. Dr. Spencer will work with you to determine an appropriate goal, or “set date,” to return to action. Athletic patients ranging from local age group competitors to international pros have come to trust Spencer Chiropractic’s honest feedback and expertise throughout the recovery process.

Common Sports Injuries:

Strains and Sprains

These are the most common injury in sports and may occur anywhere on the body. A sprain is caused by ligaments tearing or over stretching. This injury is either a light sprain or a torn or severed ligament. Sprains are most common in wrists, ankles and knees. Strained muscles are also known as a pulled muscle and this occurs when the muscle fibers stretch too far. This injury can be minor or severe.

Knee Injuries

Knee injuries are quite common especially liotibial band syndrome, runners knee and tendonitis. Severe knee injuries usually includes bruised cartilage or ligaments.

Shin Splints

A shin splint reflects pain from the front outside part of the lower leg, but may also occur on the ankle and foot. Shin splints are very common for runners and runners who run on harder surfaces are more prone to shin splints. Shin splints could be prevented by stretching, proper running techniques and proper supportive running shoes.


Broken bones are common in sports injuries, a one time fracture is an acute fracture. An acute fracture can turn into a stress fracture if repeated stress is applied daily. Hospitalization and surgery is the norm for acute fractures, they are classified as an emergency and will need professionals to repair.

Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.