Sports Injuries

Sports injuries occur during exercise or while participating in a sport. Children are particularly at risk for these types of injuries, but adults can get them, too.

You’re at risk for sports injuries if you:

  • haven’t been regularly active
  • don’t warm up properly before exercise
  • play contact sports

Types Of Sports Injury.

Different sports injuries produce different symptoms and complications. The most common types of sports injuries include:

  • Sprains. Overstretching or tearing the ligaments results in a sprain.
  • Strains. Overstretching or tearing muscles or tendons results in a sprain. Strains are commonly mistaken for sprains.
  • Knee injuries. Any injury that interferes with how the knee joint moves could be a sports injury.
  • Swollen muscles. Swelling is a natural reaction to an injury. Swollen muscles may also be painful and weak.
  • Fractures. Bone fractures are also known as broken bones.
  • Dislocations. Sports injuries may dislocate a bone in your body. When that happens, a bone is forced out of its socket. This can be painful and lead to swelling and weakness.
  • Rotator cuff injury. Four pieces of muscle work together to form the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff keeps your shoulder moving in all directions. A tear in any of these muscles can weaken the rotator cuff.

SPORTS INJURY TREATMENT
The PRICE method is a common treatment regimen for sports injuries. It stands for:

  • Prevention
    Rest
    Ice
    Compression
    Elevation

This treatment method is helpful for mild sports injuries. For best results, follow the RICE method within the first 24 to 36 hours after the injury. It can help reduce swelling and prevent additional pain and bruising in the early days after a sports injury.

If your sports injury looks or feels severe, make an appointment to see your doctor. Seek emergency care if the injured joint shows signs of:

  • severe swelling and pain
    visible lumps, bumps, or other deformities
    popping or crunching sounds when you use the joint
    weakness or inability to put weight on the joint
    instability

Conditions We Treat:

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
    ACL Injuries
    Ankle Injury
    Concussions
    Dislocated Shoulder
    Golfer’s Elbow
    Groin Pull
    Hamstring Injuries
    Head Injury
    Muscle Strain
    Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
    Repetitive Motion Injuries
    Rotator Cuff Tear
    Running Injuries
    Shin Splints
    Skier’s Thumb
    Soreness After Exercise
    Tailbone Injuries
    Tendon Injuries
    Tennis Elbow
    Turf Toe
    Workout Injuries
Knee Sports Injury