Sports Injuries Specialist

North Andover Chiropractic

John P Broderick, DC

Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center & Laser Therapy Specialist located in North Andover, MA

Sports injuries don’t just affect your athletic performance. They can also interfere with your mobility. At North Andover Chiropractic in Andover, Massachusetts, PGA-certified John Broderick, DC, and the team can help improve your quality of life. Rehabilitative chiropractic techniques, like rehabilitative exercises, can strengthen your muscle function and improve your mobility. To learn more, call North Andover Chiropractic or schedule an appointment online today.

Sports Injuries Q&A

Which sports injuries do chiropractors treat?

In the event of a sports injury, a chiropractor can help restore your musculoskeletal health. Dr. Broderick is a PGA-certified chiropractor, who uses advanced treatments to keep athletes’ bones, muscles, and other soft tissues functioning for peak performance.

Common sports injuries that the team treats at North Andover Chiropractic include:

Tennis elbow

Tennis elbow occurs when the tissue on the outside of your forearm and elbow becomes inflamed. Repetitive motions can irritate the muscles, tendons, and ligaments that help move your arm while playing sports.

Rotator cuff injury

The rotator cuff is the tissue surrounding your shoulder joint and upper back. Strain from sports like soft or tennis can create small tears in this tissue.


Tendinitis is a common complaint in nearly all sports, as there are tendons all around your body. It occurs when your tendons become inflamed and irritated. Running, tennis, golf, soccer, and basketball can all cause tendinitis in your heels, knees, elbows, and shoulders.

Knee pain

Your knee is a joint supported by a number of soft tissues. If a sports injury affects any part of the knee, it can interfere with your mobility.

When should I see a chiropractor for a sports injury?

While some sports injuries heal on their own, many do not. Waiting to seek chiropractic help can prolong your pain and slow your recovery. For the best recovery outcome, visit North Andover Chiropractic for an initial consultation at the first sign of trouble.

Common signs that you need to see a chiropractor for a sports injury include:

  • Chronic muscle or joint pain
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Pain when moving
  • Swelling or burning that doesn’t go away
  • Inability to bear weight on affected area
  • Lowered performance or endurance

It’s also important to seek chiropractic care if you’ve recently reinjured a previous sports injury.

What are the most common treatments for sports injuries?

The team at North Andover Chiropractic provides a multifaceted approach to care. After an initial exam, they can create an individualized plan that may include a combination of treatments, such as:

  • Physical therapy
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Soft tissue therapy
  • Flexion distraction
  • The Activator Method®
  • Massage therapy

For personalized care from an experienced chiropractor, call North Andover Chiropractic or schedule an appointment online today.