Sports injuries are injuries that occur to athletes participating in sporting events. In many cases, these types of injuries are due to overuse of a part of the body when participating in a certain activity.
For example, runner’s knee is a painful condition generally associated with running, while tennis elbow is a form of repetitive stress injury at the elbow, although it does not often occur with tennis players. Other types of injuries can be caused by a hard contact with something. This can often cause a broken bone or torn ligament or tendon.
Classification of Sport Injuries:
Sports injuries can be broadly classified as either traumatic or overuse injuries. Traumatic injuries account for most injuries in contact sports such as football, rugby, American football and boxing because of the dynamic and high collision nature of these sports. These injuries range from bruises and muscle strains, to fractures and head injuries.
A bruise or contusion is damage to small blood vessels, which causes bleeding within the tissues. The body’s response to these sports injuries is defines as – inflammation. The signs and symptoms could be anywhere from pain, redness, tenderness, warmth to swelling.
Fortunately, most sports injuries can be treated effectively, and most people who suffer injuries can return to a satisfying level of physical activity after an injury. Even better, many sports injuries can be prevented if people take the proper precautions.
Treatments of Sport Injuries:
The Sport Injury and Physical Therapy Center is dedicated to helping patients regain a pain-free, fully functional life.For severe sports injuries that require a doctor’s care and supervision, athletes will need to discuss a plan of rehabilitation. For less severe injuries that don’t require surgery, physical therapy might be enough. At ABC Physical Therapy, Physical therapists are trained health care professionals who are skilled in developing rehabilitation programs to facilitate your recovery. These programs can range from relatively easy to highly difficult. While this isn’t the case with all sports injuries, many require a two-pronged approach to physical therapy.
Rehabilitation: Rehabilitation is often rooted in a gradual exercise program that is designed to return the injured body part back to normal. Each injury is different, but an early part of most rehabilitation will focus on getting the injured body part moving as soon as possible. This is meant to speed up the healing process. This movement does not involve aggressively moving the injured part. Instead, it’s more likely going to be range-of-motion exercises where you then move to stretching and strengthening the injured part.
Rest: The other important element of physical therapy is rest. You’ll need a proper balance between rest and rehabilitation, and adhering to the rest portion of your physical therapy is just as important as sticking to the rehabilitation schedule.
To learn more about sports injuries and physical therapy, you can take help from our ABC Physical Therapy center.