Sports Injury Brentwood, MO. A sports injury can take place when you are playing a sport competitively, training, working out, playing recreationally or participating in other types of physical activity. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to experience a sports injury. In fact, most sports injuries occur in recreational athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Brentwood, 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. If you are injured while playing a sport, our team can treat your sports injury and safely get you back to the activities you enjoy. Find out more about the Brentwood, MO sports injury treatment location most convenient for you, learn more about Axes and what makes us the leader in sports injury care in the Brentwood, MO area or contact us now to schedule an assessment of your sports injury with a certified physical or occupational therapist today.
Common Types of Sports Injury
Sports injuries vary widely in terms of severity, required treatment and effect on the body and ability to stay active. Our Brentwood, 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 capable hands when you trust your sports injury treatment to the Brentwood, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will lead you through your rehabilitation and make sure that you will be back to the sports and activities you enjoy quickly.
As skillful sports therapists serving all of Brentwood, MO, there are hardly any sports injuries we have not seen or successfully treated. The following are some of the some of the sports injuries we see the most of.
- 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 suffers from overuse, it can become swollen and sore, limiting activity. Long term or chronic inflammation of a tendon can lead to degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, resulting in tendonitis.
- Inflamed joints or tissue – Swelling is a common outcome of many sports injuries and can lead to pain and weakness.
- Broken bones – Overuse and trauma 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 vital but potentially vulnerable joint that can suffer from a number of different sports injuries leading to torn ligaments, cartilage injuries, muscle strains, and fracture.
- Rotator cuff injuries – The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that impedes your arm from popping out of the shoulder socket while still allowing your shoulder to move in all directions. 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 connecting 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 is most common in 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 Brentwood, 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 recuperate from your sports injury and return your strength and mobility so that you can get back to the sports you love while preventing future injury.
If you suffer a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to get you back to excellent physical health and return you to your peak performance level. Work with a qualified Brentwood, MO physical therapist to recover from your sports injury today.
Sports Injury Risk Factors
Anybody can experience a sports injury while being active. For that reason it is key to protect our bodies both on and off the field and to take the requisite precautions while participating in sports or training. Remember to warm up before physical activity and do not overexert yourself, especially if you haven’t been active. And if you do suffer a sports injury, call the Brentwood, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will lead you through you in your recovery and return you to the physical activities you love as soon as possible.
You have a heightened risk of a sports injury if you:
- Play after not being active for a while 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 family members that are at a higher risk of sports injury, whether they are just now learning how to dribble or getting active again by joining the community pickleball league, consider the basic guidelines for sports injury prevention to help keep yourself and your Brentwood, MO family safe from serious sports injuries. If you or a loved one suffers a sports injury while being active, turn to the skilled Brentwood, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy today for a free injury screening or assessment of your injury.
Sports Injury Prevention
As an athlete or someone who is active, a sports injury can disrupt your whole schedule and your day-to-day life. Due to physical activity being such a important aspect of your health and wellness, sports injury physical therapists champion 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 Brentwood, MO physical therapists and lower the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:
- Warm up
Cold muscles are at an increased chance of tearing, while warmed up muscles have more flexibility. As you warm up your muscles, the flexibility lets them absorb impacts more effectively and be more resilient against harsh, sudden movements that can otherwise result in injury.
- Use proper technique
Sports injuries often happen when you attempt to do an activity without any experience or training. You need a large amount of practice to perfect the technical skills of any sport, but be sure to learn the foundations of proper movement technique before taking part 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 vital that you use the correct equipment when you are active. The equipment should not only be right for the sport, but also be in good condition and safe to use. This includes the following:
- Safety gear such as helmets, pads, or safety goggles
- 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 appropriate equipment to play the sport, it is crucial that the Brentwood, 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 very careful, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, dangerous conditions around you can lead to a serious sports injury.
- Stay hydrated
Drinking enough 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 crucial to constantly hydrate during physical activity and afterward to replace the water that you lost through sweating.
In addition to drinking sufficient water, practicing good nutrition also reduces your risk of a sports injury.
Eating a balanced, nutritious diet and balancing your caloric intake is a priority for any athlete. Even when you take all the proper precautions and always exercise good judgment when playing a sport or physical activity, from time to time an injury is unavoidable. We cannot always control the world around us, and injuries are going to happen. If you have an acute sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Brentwood, MO sports therapists right away. We will conduct an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and create 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 optimal performance, mobility and strength you had before, you must receive the right sports injury care. When you experience a sports injury, the knowledgeable Brentwood, 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 Brentwood, MO jog route as soon as possible.
Axes’ team of specialized Brentwood, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your rehabilitation from your sports injury. When dealing with a sports injury, it is crucial to get proper care from a experienced professional immediately. When you have been injured while being active, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Brentwood, 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 Brentwood, MO location nearest you.