Sports Injuries and why you need to be seen by a Doctor
The body is an amazing machine, working hard to keep you mobile and thriving no matter what. Sometimes sports injuries, chronic pain, or conditions such as arthritis arise, causing pain and limiting your mobility in an instant, though it may also occur slowly over time. These shifts in the way the body moves and responds are often subtle, yet wreak havoc on your mobility and pain response. Offering on-site rehabilitation, with expert physical therapist. The experienced team of physical therapists create personalized treatment plans matched to the patient’s specific symptoms, to regain movement without pain.
Collaborating with Lederman Kwartowitz Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine to achieve optimum patient outcomes, the physical therapists understand how important independence and ability to control one’s own body is to the patient. Whether the therapy is necessary for an upcoming procedure, rehabilitation after surgery, heal a sports injury or other trauma, or to reduce fibromyalgia or other pain, the goal is to help you regain functional mobility.
Three common sports injuries are:
- Strains & Sprains: While strains are essentially pulled muscles that have been stretched too far, sprains can occur when a ligament is torn. Both injuries have varying degrees of severity, but they should never be ignored.
- Knee Damage: The knee can be a sensitive area for many athletes, especially runners. If athletes run too hard or turn the wrong way, they can suffer from excruciating knee injuries. The following four major ligaments are most commonly wounded during sporting activities: posterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament, anterior cruciate ligament, and lateral collateral ligament.
- Dislocations: The force from an activity can push the body’s bones out of alignment. This type of sports injury is most common in athletic activities like football, where players typically stretch, fall, and get hit frequently. While the actual bone can be moved back into place by a doctor, the surrounding tissue may require significant physical therapy for the area to properly heal.