Sports Injuries Services
Sports injuries are common and can affect many parts of the body, including muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones, among others. While these injuries can affect anyone, they typically occur in those who:
- Are out of shape.
- Don’t wear proper protective equipment.
- Exercise without warming up and cooling down.
- Participate in contact sports that may involve tackling or collisions.
- Take part in activities that involve jumping, running and pivoting or changing direction quickly.
Symptoms of sports-related injuries often include:
- Aches, pain or tenderness.
- Deformity, such as a bone or joint looking out of place.
- Decreased range of motion.
- Grinding, cracking, clicking or popping noise.
- Inability to bear weight on your hip, leg or foot.
- Skin that’s warm to the touch.
- Stiffness or weakness.
- Trouble moving a body part normally (for example, you can’t move it as far or it locks up when you try to move).
While there are a variety of potential treatments for sports-related injuries, depending on the severity, treatments for more serious injuries may include:
- Immobilization with a cast, splint, sling, walking boot or other medical device.
- Injections to reduce swelling and pain.
- Prescription anti-inflammatory medications.
- Surgery to correct fractures or repair ligament, tendon or cartilage tears.
- Physical therapy (also called rehabilitation or rehab) to heal and strengthen injured body parts.