Sports Injuries Specialist

Andrew Curcuru, DC -  - Chiropractor

Active Health Center

Andrew Curcuru, DC

Chiropractor & Pain Management located in Downtown, Oakland, CA

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or semi-pro athlete, you’ll likely suffer a sports injury. When you do, consult experienced chiropractor Andrew Curcuru, DC, of Active Health Center. He can help with overuse injuries from overzealous training or an acute injury that occurred due to a fall, tackle, or misstep. Chiropractic care is a natural treatment for sports injuries. Call the Oakland, California, office to schedule your appointment or use the online tool to schedule today.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are the most common sports injuries?

If you regularly exercise or play sports, you are vulnerable to developing an injury. Pushing past your limits during training or a game can lead to chronic issues. Injury can also happen during rough play or due to changes in terrain or worn-out equipment.

Some of the most common sports-related injuries are:

  • Muscle strains and sprains
  • Tendonitis
  • Joint injuries
  • Cartilage tears
  • Fractures
  • Tendon tears or pulls


These injuries show up as a sprained ankle, torn rotator cuff, ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear, groin pull, or back strain. You may experience pain from Achilles tendonitis, shoulder irritation, or elbow tendonitis. 

Sports injuries can be acute, meaning they occur quickly and suddenly. They can also develop over time due to overuse or muscle imbalances. At Active Health Center, Dr. Curcuru can treat both types of injuries to help you get back to play as soon as possible. 

When should I see a chiropractor for a sports injury?

Often, a sports injury is mild, and you recover with a few days of rest. But, if you have pain that persists and interferes with your performance, strength, and range of motion, it’s time to seek care. 

Obvious broken bones or lacerations require help from an urgent care specialist or orthopedist, but soft tissue injuries, joint pain, and back strain benefit from chiropractic care. Dr. Curcuru can restore your bone and joint alignment and encourage a greater muscle balance to find you relief and improve your function.

How are sports injuries treated?

Dr. Curcuru customizes your treatment to your particular situation. He uses chiropractic adjustments to reduce immediate pain, restore function, and help you get back to play as soon as possible.

You benefit from holistic, conservative treatments like: 

  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Hot and cold therapy
  • Movement modification
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage


Dr. Curcuru may also prescribe rest, bracing, and other conservative treatments to help your body heal itself. He can also educate you on preventing future injury, so you don’t have to experience an interruption in training and play.

To schedule your appointment to have a sports injury evaluated and treated, call Active Health Center, or use the online tool.