Sports Injury Arnold, MO. A sports injury can happen when you are playing a competitive sport, training, working out, playing recreationally or participating in other varieties of physical activity. Professional athletes aren’t the only people who can experience a sports injury. In truth, most sports injuries happen to recreational athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Arnold, MO sports therapists can help you recuperate. Axes Physical Therapy has a network of physical and occupational therapists treating sports injuries at any of our fourteen locally owned and operated facilities. When you are injured while participating in physical activities, our team can treat your sports injury and safely get you back to the sports you love. Learn more about the Arnold, MO sports injury treatment location closest you, learn more about Axes and what makes us the leader in sports injury treatment in the Arnold, MO area or contact us now to schedule an analysis of your sports injury with a qualified physical or occupational therapist today.
Common Types of Sports Injury
Sports injuries vary widely in terms of severity, necessary treatment and impact on the body and ability to stay active. Our Arnold, MO physical and occupational therapists are specialists in treating all types of sports injuries. With decades of experience, extensive clinical training and education and specialization in various areas of sports injury treatment, you are in trustworthy hands when you trust your sports injury treatment to the Arnold, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will guide you in your rehabilitation and make sure that you are able to return to the sports and activities you enjoy in no time.
As experienced sports therapists serving all of Arnold, MO, there are not many sports injuries we have not seen or successfully treated. The following are some of the most common sports injury conditions we work with.
- Sprains – A sprain happens when a ligament is torn or overstretched.
- Strains – When a tendon or muscle is torn or overstretched, you experience a strain, which are sometimes mistaken for a sprain. Both are common sports injuries.
- Tendonitis/Tendonosis – When a tendon suffers from overuse, it can become inflamed and painful, restricting activity. Long term or chronic swelling of a tendon can lead to degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, causing tendonitis.
- Inflamed joints or tissue – Inflammation is a common outcome of a lot of sports injuries and can cause pain and weakness.
- Broken bones – Fractures are caused by overuse or trauma caused by an outside force, and can include stress fractures or a broken bone.
- Dislocations – A sports injury can force a bone out of its socket, dislocating it.
- Knee injuries – The knee is a significant but potentially at-risk joint that can experience a variety of different sports injuries resulting in torn ligaments, cartilage injuries, muscle strains, and broken bones.
- Rotator cuff injuries – The muscles responsible for allowing your shoulder to have full range of motion while keeping it in place make up the rotator cuff. For the rotator cuff, the highest sports injury risks come from impingement and/or rotator cuff tear.
- Achilles tendon injuries – The Achilles tendon is a very strong and flexible tendon connecting your calf to your heel. Tendonitis and ruptures are common Achilles tendon injuries in active individuals.
- Shin splints – Shin splints are a sports injury that typically affects runners and basketball players. The muscles and tendons around the shin become inflamed, causing soreness.
Our sports injury treatment team can help you recover from your sports injury. As an expert in motion and movement disorders, your Arnold, MO sports therapist will apply their experience and knowledge toward your recovery. Using evidence-based practices, we will implement a tailored treatment plan that will allow you to safely recuperate from your sports injury and bring back your strength and movement so that you can get back to the sports you love while preventing future injury.
If you have a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to restore you to excellent physical health and get you back to to your highest performance level. Work with a qualified Arnold, MO physical therapist to recover from your sports injury today.
Sports Injury Risk Factors
Anybody can experience a sports injury while participating in physical activities. For that reason it is of utmost importance to protect our bodies both on and off the field and to take the necessary precautions while participating in sports or training. Remember to warm up before physical activity and do not overexert yourself, especially if you’ve been inactive. And if you do suffer a sports injury, call the Arnold, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will lead you through you in your recovery and get you back to the sports you love as soon as possible.
You are at an increased risk of a sports injury if you:
- Participate after an extended period of inactivity or poor level of fitness
- Neglect to stretch or warm up before playing
- Play a contact sport with a predictably higher risk of injury
Age also plays a factor in sports injuries, as younger children and the elderly are at higher risk. As someone who enjoys being active and who has loved ones that are more susceptible to sports injury, whether they are strapping on cleats for the first time or getting active again by tearing up the recreation center’s pickleball court, keep in mind the basic strategies for preventing sports injury to help keep yourself and your Arnold, MO family safe from severe sports injuries. If you or a family member suffers a sports injury while being active, turn to the experienced Arnold, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy today for a complimentary injury screening or analysis of your injury.
Sports Injury Prevention
As an athlete or anybody who engages in physical activity, a sports injury can interrupt your whole routine and your day-to-day life. Because physical activity is such a crucial facet of your health and well-being, sports injury physical therapists advocate for the belief that we all are safer with the appropriate sports injury prevention knowledge. Learn more about sports injury prevention by contacting one of our Arnold, MO physical therapists and lessen the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:
- Warm up
Cold muscles have a heightened chance of tearing, while warmed up muscles have more flexibility. As your muscles warm up, the flexibility lets them absorb movement more effectively and be more resilient against jarring, sudden motions that can otherwise result in injury.
- Use proper technique
Sports injuries frequently take place when you try to do an activity without any experience or training. You need a great deal of practice to perfect the technical skills of any sport, but be sure to learn the basics of proper movement technique before participating in a sport or activity. For example, knowing to bend your knees when you land from a jump can protect you from certain sports injuries to the ankle, knee, hip, and spine.
- Use the necessary equipment
It is crucial that you use the correct equipment while being active. The equipment should not only be suitable for the sport, but also be functioning properly and safe to use. Some examples of equipment are:
- Safety gear such as helmets, pads, or safety glasses
- Clothing that fits you well and is designed for physical activity
- Footwear that is right for the activity
- Play in safe conditions
Other than using the correct equipment to play the sport, it is important that the Arnold, MO site where you are playing is safe. A sports injury can occur when the surface of the court is wet and slippery or the turf is muddy. Even if you are conscientious, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, hazardous conditions around you can result in a serious sports injury.
- Stay hydrated
Drinking sufficient water is a fundamental health practice that everyone should do. If you are participating in in physical activity, drink a lot of of water before, during, and after your workout. It is vital to constantly hydrate while you are being active and afterward to replace the fluids that you lost through perspiring.
In addition to staying hydrated, practicing good nutrition also lowers your chances of experiencing a sports injury.
As an athlete, one of your first concerns should be eating a balanced diet of nutrient-rich foods and getting the correct number of calories. Even with precautionary measures and practicing good judgement when participating in a sport or physical activity, sometimes an injury is not preventable. We cannot always control the world around us, and injuries are part of being an athlete. If you suffer a severe sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Arnold, MO sports therapists right away. We will perform an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and design a custom treatment plan to get you back to health as soon as possible.
Therapy for Your Sports Injury: Axes Physical Therapy
As an athlete, we know that living with an activity-limiting injury is more than frustrating. In order to be able to get back to the level of performance, mobility and strength you had before, you must receive the right sports injury treatment. When you suffer a sports injury, the skilled Arnold, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy will work with you step-by-step to implement an individualized treatment plan that will get you back on the court, in the gym or on your morning Arnold, MO jog route as soon as possible.
Axes’ team of specialized Arnold, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your recuperation from your sports injury. When handling a sports injury, it is crucial to get proper care from a experienced professional immediately. When you have been hurt while playing sports, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Arnold, MO sports therapy team is ready to help get you back to full strength and get you back to playing the sports you love. Find out more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the Arnold, MO location nearest you.