Sports Injury Augusta, MO. A sports injury can happen when you are playing a sport competitively, training, working out, playing recreationally or participating in other kinds of physical activity. Professional athletes aren’t the only people who can experience a sports injury. In fact, most sports injuries happen to recreational athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Augusta, 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. If you are injured while participating in physical activities, our team can treat your sports injury and safely get you back to the activities you enjoy. Learn more about the Augusta, MO sports injury treatment location most convenient for you, learn more about Axes and what makes us the leader in sports injury treatment in the Augusta, MO area or contact us now to schedule an evaluation of your sports injury with a qualified physical or occupational therapist today.
Common Types of Sports Injury
Sports injuries vary immensely in terms of severity, necessary treatment and effect on the body and ability to stay active. Our Augusta, MO physical and occupational therapists specialize in treating all kinds of sports injuries. With decades of experience, extensive clinical training and education and specialization in various areas of sports injury treatment, you are in able hands when you trust your sports injury treatment to the Augusta, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will guide you in your recuperation and ensure that you will be back to the sports and activities you enjoy in no time.
As skilled sports therapists serving all of Augusta, MO, we have seen and successfully treated almost every kind of sports injury. The following are some of the some of the sports injuries we see the most of.
- Sprains – A sprain occurs when a ligament is torn or overstretched.
- Strains – When a muscle or tendon is torn or overstretched, you suffer a strain, which are sometimes mistaken for a sprain. Both are common sports injuries.
- Tendonitis/Tendonosis – When a tendon is overused, it can cause swelling and become sore, limiting activity. Long term or chronic swelling of a tendon can bring about degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, resulting in tendonitis.
- Inflamed joints or tissue – Inflammation is a common reaction to a lot of sports injuries and can result in soreness and weakness.
- Broken bones – Overuse and force from accidents can cause fractures, for example 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 vulnerable joint that can suffer from 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 move in all directions while keeping it in place make up the rotator cuff. Impingement and/ or tears are the most common rotator cuff sports injuries.
- Achilles tendon injuries – The Achilles tendon is a significantly strong and flexible tendon which connects your calf to your heel. Tendonitis and ruptures are typical 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 swollen, causing pain.
If you experience a sports injury, our sports injury treatment team can help. As an expert in movement and movement disorders, your Augusta, MO sports therapist will employ their experience and knowledge toward your recovery. Applying evidence-based practices, we will implement a tailored treatment plan that will let you safely rehabilitate from your sports injury and return your strength and mobility so that you can get back to the sports you love while safeguarding against future injury.
If you experience a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to restore you to optimal physical health and restore you to your maximum performance level. Work with a qualified Augusta, MO physical therapist to rehabilitate 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 so important to look after 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 overwork your body, especially if you haven’t been active. And if you do experience a sports injury, call the Augusta, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will guide you in you in your rehabilitation and return you to the activities you love as soon as possible.
You are at an increased risk of a sports injury if you:
- Play after not being active for a while or poor level of fitness
- Do not stretch or warm up before playing
- Play a contact sport with an inherently higher chance 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 family members that are more susceptible to sports injury, whether they are just starting out in t-ball or getting active again by joining the community pickleball league, consider the basic instructions for preventing sports injury to help keep yourself and your Augusta, MO family safe from serious sports injuries. If you or someone you you know suffers a sports injury while participating in a sport, trust in the skilled Augusta, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy right away for a free injury screening or assessment of your injury.
Sports Injury Prevention
As an athlete or anyone who engages in physical activity, a sports injury can upset your whole schedule and your day-to-day life. Because physical activity is such a critical element of your health and wellness, sports injury physical therapists espouse the view that each one of us is safer with the right sports injury prevention knowledge. Discover more about sports injury prevention by speaking to one of our Augusta, MO physical therapists and lessen the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:
- Warm up
Inactive muscles are at a higher risk of tearing, while warmed up muscles have more flexibility. As your muscles warm up, the flexibility allows them to absorb movement more easily and protect themselves better against jarring, sudden movements that can otherwise leads to injury.
- Use proper technique
Sports injuries frequently happen when you attempt to do an activity without any experience or training. You need a large amount of practice to perfect the technical aspects of any sport, but be sure to learn the foundations of appropriate movement technique before participating in a sport or activity. For example, understanding how to bend your knees while 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 very important that you use the appropriate equipment while you are active. The equipment should not only be suitable for the sport, but also be working properly and safe to use. This includes the following:
- 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
In addition to using the appropriate gear to play the sport, it is important that the Augusta, MO location 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, unsafe conditions around you can result in a serious sports injury.
- Stay hydrated
Drinking sufficient water is a basic 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 important to constantly hydrate while you are being active and afterward to replace the fluids that you lost through sweating.
In addition to drinking sufficient water, practicing good nutrition also decreases your chances of getting a sports injury.
Eating a balanced, nutritious diet and balancing your caloric intake is a priority for any athlete. Even with precautionary measures and practicing good judgement when playing a sport or being active, sometimes an injury is unavoidable. We cannot always control the world around us, and injuries are going to happen. If you suffer a serious sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Augusta, MO sports therapists right away. We will perform an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and formulate a custom treatment plan to restore you to health as soon as possible.
Therapy for Your Sports Injury: Axes Physical Therapy
As someone who is active, we know that living with an injury that prohibits you from physical activity is more than frustrating. In order to be able to get back to peak performance, mobility and strength you had before, you must receive the right sports injury treatment. When you experience a sports injury, the experienced Augusta, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy will work closely with you to implement an individualized treatment plan that will get you back on the court, in the gym or on your morning Augusta, MO jog route as soon as possible.
Axes’ team of specialized Augusta, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your recovery from your sports injury. When managing a sports injury, it is important to get proper treatment from a knowledgeable professional immediately. When you have been injured while playing sports, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Augusta, MO sports therapy team is ready to help get you back to full strength and get you back to playing the sports you love. Learn more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the Augusta, MO location nearest you.