Common Sports Injuries
Participation in sports is a vital part of an active, healthy lifestyle. Sports participation is good for respiration, heart health, and muscular strength. In a perfect world, playing sports would provide plentiful health and recreational benefits without any negative risks or drawbacks. Unfortunately, this is not the case. People make contact with the ground, trip and fall, twist the wrong way, and injuries occur as a result. This fact should not deter one from playing sports. Vigilance and being careful are key. However, if you do suffer a sports-related injury, you schedule a consultation at Symmetry Physical Therapy. At Sports Rehab in Pelham, we are experts in rehabbing sports injuries and making our patients whole again.
Most Common Sports Injuries
- Broken bones- broken bones are caused by sudden force applied to the bone. Also called a bone fracture, this can happen in almost any sport. You may notice symptoms such as swelling, tenderness, numbness, and an inability to move the area.
- Patellar tendinitis- also known as jumper’s knee, this injury occurs when the tissue that connects the thigh and knee to your shinbone is injured and inflamed. Activities with repetitive jumping commonly trigger this injury. Knee pain below the kneecap and weakness when jumping and climbing are common symptoms,
- Strains- a strain occurs when your tear or stretch muscles due to overextension. Repetitive motion is the cause of milder strains. Sudden pain followed by a limited range of motion is the usual symptoms of a strain. Severe cases will include some swelling and bruising.
How To Prevent or Avoid Injuries
The best thing you can do to help prevent injury is stretch before participating in sport. Staying hydrated and making sure to wear the correct protective gear for your sport are things you should be doing as well. Have a few cups of water before you start, and then try to have a cup 20 minutes after to maintain hydration.
Sports Rehab in Pelham
Participating in sports is a great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle. With activity comes a risk of injury. If you do injure yourself schedule a consultation with Sports Rehab in Pelham. Our experts will have you on the fast track to full strength once again.