Sports Chiropractors

Athletes and active individuals generally look for chiropractors that have a more specific focus. Doctors that work on athletes typically are familiar with some of the more common sports injuries that occur and how to treat them (more below). If you are an active individual or play sports, chances are you will experience pain at some point. This could be from something unavoidable or just a part of the game if it is contact sports. Getting your self checked out by a proper sports chiropractor not only speeds up healing, but can avoid a more serious sports injury.

Sports Medicine at Maximum Health Chiropractic

This is commonly used to refer to medicine that deals with physical fitness. Injuries that relate to sports and exercise are treated and steps are taken to prevent future or related injuries. Some of the better sports chiropractors in Atascadero, CA are the ones that were athletes themselves – like Dr. Andy Huyck at Maximum Health Chiropractic. Before earning his Doctor of Chiropractic degree, Dr. Andy was both a physical education major and taught wrestling at Santa Ynez High School. He also started the Athletic Training Program at Atascadero High School where he is still actively involved in Greyhounds Football.

Common Sports Medicine Injuries

  • Ankle Sprains – Most common ankle injury involving tearing and/or stretching of the ligaments around the ankle
  • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) – Can tear when someone changes direction quickly, twists or abruptly slows down etc.
  • Muscle Stiffness – Common to all athletes and can sometimes be delayed 24-48 hours after some intense ecercise
  • Knee pain – A variety of reasons can cause this and it is extremely common. Be sure to get a proper diagnosis
  • Shin Splints – Will feel like pain right on the shin or front lower leg area.
  • Sprains or fractures – The degree of pain will vary depending on the seriousness of the injury.

Sports Medicine Treatment

Common sense is the best advice when it comes to treating or diagnosing a sports related injury. When your body is in pain, it is a good idea to see a doctor, chiropractor or sports medicine professional. If you are on the Central Coast or near Atascadero, consider a visit to Maximum Health Chiropractic. All treatment is done on an individual level and Dr. Andy takes great care to treat each patient differently. Call our Atascadero office today at 805.466.0807 or send us an email to make an appointment

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