Sports Injuries commonly occur during sports or exercise. They usually involve damage to the musculoskeletal system including muscles, bones, and other tissues such as cartilage. Common Sports Injuries include muscle strains and tears, ligament tears, tears to tendons, dislocated joints, and fractured bones. Our physicians and staff are experienced in successfully treating your sports injury. Schedule your appointment now by clicking here. Feel free to review the information below to learn more.
Sprains and Strains – Strains are cause by twisting, pulling, or tearing a tendon or muscle often resulting from over stretching or over contracting. Strains may include pain, muscle spasm, and or loss of strength. Severe strains should be treated professionally. Sprains include ligament stretches or tears, or in extreme cases my include ruptures to supporting ligaments. They are usually caused by a fall or blow to the body that moves a joint out of position.
Knee Injuries – Knees are the most commonly injured joint in the body. Injuries may be severe or mild, yet all are usually painful and limit functionality. They may result from twisting the knee, blows to the knee, running, and improper warm-up before exercise. Some common knee injuries include runner’s knee (pain near or under the knee cap on the front or side of the knee) and iliotibial band syndrome (on the outer side of the knee) and tendonitis or tendinosis (when tendons have degeneration often where they join the bone). Severe injuries may also include bone bruises or damage to ligaments or cartilage including the meniscus and the articular cartilage. In all, there are four major ligaments that support the knee; the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), the medial collateral ligament (MCL), and the lateral collateral ligament (LCL).
Compartment Syndrome – Compartment Syndrome by be caused by a traumatic injury like a fractured bone or blow to the thigh or by repeated hard blows or overuse. It affects the compartments found in many parts of the body that are formed with a tough fascia membrane around muscles, nerves, and blood vessels. The muscles become swollen and fill the compartment which interferes with the nerves and blood vessels and may also damage the muscle.
Shin Splints – Shin Splints are usually caused by running and refers to pain along the tibia or shin bone. The pain may be in the front outside part of the lower leg (anterior shin splints), or on the inner edge of the bone against the calf muscles (medial shin splints).
Achilles Tendon Injuries
Sports that may involve injury: Running, Hiking, Road Biking and Mountain Bike Riding, Football, Basketball, Tennis, Baseball, Golf, Swimming, Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, and many more.
Sports injuries can include such conditions as muscle tears, sprained muscles, strained tendons, pulled muscles, impact sores such as hematoma and bruising, and general muscle tiredness from usage.
Injury Prevention: Some methods of injury prevention prior to sports and recreational activities include self-myofascia release which is also known as foam rolling, three different styles of stretching, and simple muscle warm up.