Overuse Injuries

Overuse injuries are the main problems we see in the office. Overuse injuries can be found in joints, muscles, or ligaments. These types of injuries are caused by repetitive patterns that create micro-trauma in the tissue. Examples can be weightlifting, sitting, running but are not limited to just these activities. Usually, there is no swelling at the site of injury, pain usually increases or decreases during specific movements. While overuse injuries tend to be annoying and painful, they can lead to stress fractures. Common overuse injuries include jumper’s knee, shin splints, and golfers or tennis elbow.

How KCR can help!

At Kalamazoo Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, you will be taken through a thorough medical history and full body assessment to make sure you receive a proper diagnosis. In most cases, treatment will begin on your first visit once we decide that conservative care (i.e. without the use of surgery, drugs, or injections) is right for you.

A majority of muscle, joint, and nerve pain can be resolved quickly -within days to weeks- with a proper movement assessment and treatment strategy. If your pain changes while moving, this is typically a sign that movement can help resolve your current problems.

Dr. Kopp uses a combination of Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (McKenzie Method) and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) to assess and treat both the pain and the function of the joints around the painful area to create balanced loading throughout the body.

Once we have found a movement or movements that decrease your symptoms and improve how your body is functioning, you are on the way to living life the way you want! If your condition is something we are unable to treat in the office, Dr. Kopp will know within the first few visits. He will then recommend the correct medical provider that can find a solution for you.