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Sports Injury Treatment in Lakeville

woman arm exercisingFrom dedicated CrossFitters and runners to high school athletes and weekend warriors, injuries are likely to occur at some point. At Family Chiropractic and Wellness, we have expertise to handle many types of sports injuries.

Dr. Jake is passionate about sports and has played competitively. He wants to help other athletes perform at their athletic best, and get the relief and healing help they need to get back on the field, court, track, rink or course.

Common Injuries We See

When it comes to an acute sports injury, it’s usually of an extremity. Through our multidisciplinary approach to care, we can address the following types of injuries:

  • Ankle sprain
  • Knee sprain
  • Golfer’s elbow/tennis elbow
  • Patella tracking issue
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rib subluxation
  • Rotator cuff injury

Putting the Pieces Together

friends smiling playing baseballBecause most athletes in the metro area play one sport, and they play it all year round, they experience a repetitive use type injury, versus playing sports and having some dynamic changes in the movements they’re doing in their body. We have to put all the pieces together.

For example, if it’s baseball season and you have a shoulder injury, we would ask you if you’re a pitcher.

Dr. Jake would then ask other questions like

  • Is your shoulder overused?
  • Is your injury trauma induced?
  • What is the health of your neck?
  • Do you have poor posture?

Your answers to those and other questions will help Dr. Jake determine how to address your injury.

Dr. Jake will perform an exam to determine how to approach your particular sports injury. He’ll also ask you to walk him through your movements. He wants to figure out where the pitfalls are, so he can formulate a care plan to address them.

Depending on the issue, he may recommend chiropractic care or physical therapy, or a combination of both. We also offer massage therapy, which may be beneficial.

Will I need to take time off of my sport?

It depends. Dr. Jake will let you know if your injury warrants rest. We may recommend taking you out of your sport for a week or two.

“In most scenarios, I’ll recommend a patient be careful for a couple days, but they don’t have a significant injury that warrants medical attention. I’ll let them know that you can’t make it worse. While it may hurt for a while, eventually it will resolve,” said Dr. Jake. He will determine what is best for the patient.

Does chiropractic care speed up healing time?

Often with sports injuries, while the body can heal itself, by receiving chiropractic attention, it will increase the healing process much faster.

Do you give young athletes recommendations to follow at school and home?

Yes, for example, Dr. Jake may tell a young patient to ask their athletic trainer for an ice pack at lunchtime, or to let their trainer know that they should or shouldn’t be taping the patient’s ankle. Dr. Jake may recommend wearing a brace instead.

Do you carry braces in your practice?

No, however, Dr. Jake can find a mid-price one on Amazon, CVS or Walgreens with good reviews, and will let you know which one(s) he recommends you purchase.

Book an Appointment

If you’ve sustained a sports injury, we want to help you get back in the game as quickly and safely as possible. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.


Sports Injury Treatment Lakeville MN | (952) 431-7400