Sports Injury Boles, MO. A sports injury can occur when you are playing a competitive sport, training, working out, playing recreationally or participating in other varieties of physical activity. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to experience a sports injury. In reality, the majority of sports injuries occur in recreational athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Boles, MO sports therapists can help you heal. 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 playing a sport, our team can treat your sports injury and safely return you to the activities you love. Discover the Boles, MO sports injury treatment location closest you, learn more about Axes and what makes us the leader in sports injury care in the Boles, MO area or contact us now to schedule an assessment of your sports injury with a professional physical or occupational therapist today.
Common Types of Sports Injury
Sports injuries differ immensely in terms of seriousness, necessary treatment and impact on the body and ability to keep active. Our Boles, MO physical and occupational therapists are specialists in treating all forms of sports injuries. With decades of experience, extensive clinical training and education and specialization in various areas of sports injury treatment, you are in capable hands when you trust your sports injury treatment to the Boles, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will guide you in your recovery and make certain that you are able to return to the sports and activities you enjoy soon.
As skillful sports therapists serving all of Boles, MO, there are hardly any 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 have a strain, which are sometimes mistaken for a sprain. Both are common sports injuries.
- Tendonitis/Tendonosis – When a tendon is overused, it can become inflamed and sore, limiting activity. Long term or chronic swelling of a tendon can cause degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, causing tendonitis.
- Inflamed joints or tissue – Swelling is a common outcome of many sports injuries and can lead to soreness and weakness.
- Broken bones – Overuse and force from accidents can cause fractures, such as 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 an important but potentially vulnerable joint that can experience many different sports injuries bringing about torn ligaments, cartilage injuries, muscle strains, and fracture.
- Rotator cuff injuries – The rotator cuff is a network of muscles and tendons that prohibits your arm from popping out of the shoulder socket while still allowing full range of motion. 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 particularly strong and flexible tendon which connects 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 pain.
Our sports injury treatment team can help you recover from your sports injury. As an expert in motion and movement disorders, your Boles, MO sports therapist will employ their experience and expertise toward your recovery. Utilizing evidence-based practices, we will develop a tailored treatment plan that will let you 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 protecting against future injury.
If you suffer a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to return you to optimal physical health and get you back to to your optimum performance level. Work with a qualified Boles, MO physical therapist to heal from your sports injury today.
Sports Injury Risk Factors
Anybody can experience a sports injury while being active. For that reason it is of utmost importance to protect our bodies both on and off the field and to take the requisite precautions while playing sports or working out. Remember to warm up before physical activity and do not overwork your body, especially if you haven’t been active. And if you do suffer a sports injury, contact the Boles, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will guide you in you in your rehabilitation and get you back to the physical activities you love as soon as possible.
You have 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 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 loved ones that are at a higher risk of 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, consider the basic guidelines for preventing sports injury to help keep yourself and your Boles, MO family safe from serious sports injuries. If you or someone you care about suffers a sports injury while participating in a sport, trust in the talented Boles, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy immediately for a free injury screening or evaluation of your injury.
Sports Injury Prevention
As an athlete or anybody who engages in physical activity, a sports injury can disrupt your whole routine and your daily life. Because physical activity is such a critical facet of your health and well-being, sports injury physical therapists espouse the belief that we all are safer with the right sports injury prevention knowledge. Find out more about sports injury prevention by speaking to one of our Boles, MO physical therapists and reduce the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:
- Warm up
Inactive muscles are at a heightened risk of tearing, while warmed up muscles have more flexibility. As you warm up your muscles, the flexibility helps them absorb movement more effectively and be more resilient against jarring, sudden movements that can otherwise result in injury.
- Use proper technique
Sports injuries often take place when you attempt to participate in a sport without any experience or training. It takes a lot of practice to perfect the technical skills of any sport, but be sure to learn the basics of appropriate movement technique before participating in a sport or activity. For example, knowing to bend your knees as 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 suitable equipment when being active. The equipment should not only be correct for the sport, but also be in good condition 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 having the correct gear to play the sport, it is crucial that the Boles, MO location where you are playing is safe. A sports injury can happen when the surface of the court is wet and slippery or the turf is muddy. Even if you are alert, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, unsafe conditions around you can lead to a serious sports injury.
- Stay hydrated
Drinking adequate water is a fundamental health practice that everyone should do. If you are engaging in physical activity, drink a lot of of water before, during, and after your workout. It is crucial to constantly hydrate during physical activity and afterward to replenish the water you have lost through sweat.
In addition to drinking enough water, practicing good nutrition also lowers your chances of suffering a sports injury.
As an athlete, one of your first concerns should be eating a balanced diet of nutrient-rich foods and consuming the correct number of calories. Even when you take all the proper precautions and always exercise good judgment when participating in a sport or being active, every now and then an injury is inevitable. Many things are outside of our control, and injuries are part of being an athlete. If you experience an acute sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Boles, MO sports therapists immediately. We will conduct an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and formulate a personalized treatment plan to return 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 frustrating to say the least. In order to be able to get back to peak performance, mobility and strength you are used to, you must receive the right sports injury treatment. When you suffer a sports injury, the experienced Boles, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy will work closely with you to create an individualized treatment plan that will get you back on the court, in the gym or on your morning Boles, MO jog route as soon as possible.
Axes’ team of specialized Boles, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your recuperation from your sports injury. When managing a sports injury, it is vital to get proper treatment from a experienced professional immediately. When you have been hurt while playing sports, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Boles, MO sports therapy team is ready to help return you to full strength and get you back to doing the activities you love. Discover more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the Boles, MO location nearest you.