Sports Injuries Specialist

Pro-Active Medical Center

Medical Center located in Niceville, FL

Sports injuries can happen at any time, and when they do, they can sideline you for weeks or even months if left untreated. To get effective treatment for your sports injury, see Brian Schuessler, DC, in Niceville, Florida. As the founder of Pro-Active Medical Center, Dr. Schuessler combines the most evidence-based and efficient approaches to sports medicine so you can get back on the field or in the gym as quickly as possible. To book an appointment, use the online tool, or call the office today.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are the signs of a sports injury?

Sports injuries can vary from mild discomfort due to overuse to more serious pain due to ligament sprains, muscle tears, and some types of fractures. Common signs of sports injuries include:

  • Bruising and swelling
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Tender or painful to touch
  • Popping, locking, or clicking in your joints
  • Muscle knots or adhesions
  • Pain with specific movements
  • Feeling like your leg may give out or your shoulder may pop out

Dr. Schuessler and the team evaluate all sports injury symptoms to determine the best course of action to help you recover.

What types of sports injuries require medical care?

If you’ve been injured participating in a sporting event or workout or have chronic, lingering pain that won’t go away, see the team at Pro-Active Medical Center for an exam and treatment. Dr. Schuessler and the team provide care for all types of sports injuries, including:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Minor muscle tears
  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament sprains
  • Back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Tendinitis

Based on the location and severity of your pain, Dr. Schuessler develops an appropriate physical exam to identify which anatomical structures are injured.

How are sports injuries diagnosed?

Dr. Schuessler completes a thorough evaluation and examination to understand the cause of your injury and identify what type of injury you’ve experienced. He also performs specialized orthopedic tests to assess the structure and function of your joints and muscles at the injury site in order to determine the extent of your injury.

Dr. Schuessler may refer you for X-rays or an MRI if he suspects a more complicated injury. For fractures and other serious injuries, Dr. Schuessler provides referrals so you can get the care you need as quickly as possible.

How are sports injuries treated?

Dr. Schuessler develops a personalized treatment plan based around your diagnosis and athletic goals so you can recover fully and return to the field, court, or gym as quickly as possible. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Chiropractic care
  • Physical therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Bracing or athletic taping
  • MLS laser
  • Ultrasound
  • Custom orthotics

Dr. Schuessler also provides at-home care recommendations, like using ice or heat, to reduce pain and swelling as well as stretches or exercises you can do at home to speed up your healing time.

To schedule an exam for your sports injury, book online, or call Pro-Active Medical Group now.