Sports Injury Champ, MO. A sports injury can take place when you are playing a competitive sport, training, working out, playing recreationally or participating in other kinds 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 non-professional athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Champ, 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 being physically active, our team can treat your sports injury and safely return you to the sports you enjoy. Find out more about the Champ, 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 Champ, MO area or contact us now to schedule an evaluation of your sports injury with a certified physical or occupational therapist today.
Common Types of Sports Injury
Sports injuries vary immensely in terms of severity, required treatment and impact on the body and ability to remain active. Our Champ, MO physical and occupational therapists specialize in treating all varieties 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 Champ, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will guide you in your recovery and make sure that you will be back to the sports and activities you love soon.
As skillful sports therapists serving all of Champ, MO, there are not many sports injuries we have not seen or successfully treated. Listed below are some of the most common sports injury conditions we work with.
- Sprains – A sprain occurs when a ligament is torn or overstretched.
- Strains – When a tendon or muscle is torn or overstretched, you have a strain, which can often be mistaken for a sprain. Both are common sports injuries.
- Tendonitis/Tendonosis – When a tendon is overused, it can become swollen and painful, prohibiting activity. Long term or chronic swelling of a tendon can cause degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, leading to tendonitis.
- Inflamed joints or tissue – Swelling is a common consequence 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 an important but potentially at-risk joint that can experience a number of different sports injuries leading to 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. Impingement and/ or tears are the most common rotator cuff sports injuries.
- Achilles tendon injuries – The Achilles tendon is an extremely 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 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 movement and movement disorders, your Champ, MO sports therapist will employ their experience and expertise toward your recovery. Applying evidence-based practices, we will implement a tailored treatment plan that will let you safely recover from your sports injury and return your strength and movement so that you can get back to the activities you love while preventing future injury.
If you have a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to restore you to optimal physical health and restore you to your highest performance level. Work with a qualified Champ, MO physical therapist to recover from your sports injury today.
Sports Injury Risk Factors
A sports injury happen to anyone who is being active or playing. For that reason it is of utmost importance to take care of our bodies both on and off the field and to take the necessary precautions while playing sports or working out. Remember to warm up before physical activity and never overwork your body, particularly if you’ve been inactive. And if you do suffer a sports injury, get in touch with the Champ, 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 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
- Do not 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 in increased danger of a sports injury, whether they are just now learning how to dribble or getting active again by joining the community pickleball league, review the basic recommendations for sports injury prevention to help keep yourself and your Champ, MO family safe from severe sports injuries. If you or a loved one suffers a sports injury while being active, turn to the talented Champ, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy today 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 interrupt your entire routine and your daily life. As physical activity is such a vital aspect of your health and well-being, sports injury physical therapists advocate for the view that we all are safer with the right sports injury prevention knowledge. Find out more about sports injury prevention by reaching out to one of our Champ, MO physical therapists and reduce the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:
- Warm up
Cold muscles have a higher chance of tearing, while warmed up muscles have more flexibility. As your muscles warm up, the flexibility lets them absorb force more easily and be more resilient against harsh, sudden motions that can otherwise cause injury.
- Use proper technique
Sports injuries frequently happen when you attempt to participate in a sport without any experience or training. Any athlete requires a lot of practice to perfect the technical aspects of any sport, but be sure to learn the fundamentals of appropriate movement technique before taking part in a sport or activity. For example, understanding how 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 the right equipment when being active. The equipment should not only be right for the sport, but also be functioning 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
Other than using the correct gear to play the sport, it is important that the Champ, MO setting where you are playing is safe. A sports injury can occur when the surface your are playing on is wet, slippery, or muddy. Even if you are alert, 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 engaging in physical activity, drink a lot of of water before, during, and after your workout. It is crucial to regularly hydrate during physical activity and afterward to replenish the water you have lost through perspiration.
In addition to staying hydrated, practicing good nutrition also decreases your chances of getting a sports injury.
Eating a balanced, nutritious diet and monitoring your caloric intake is a priority for any athlete. Even when you take all the proper precautions and always exercise good judgment when participating in a sport or physical activity, occasionally an injury is inevitable. Many things are outside of our control, and injuries are going to happen. If you suffer a severe sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Champ, MO sports therapists today. We will take you through an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and create a tailor-made treatment plan to restore you to health as soon as possible.
Therapy for Your Sports Injury: Axes Physical Therapy
As an athlete, we know that living with an injury that prohibits you from physical activity is incredibly 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 suffer a sports injury, the qualified Champ, 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 Champ, MO jog route as soon as possible.
Axes’ team of specialized Champ, 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 skilled professional right away. After you have been injured while playing sports, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Champ, MO sports therapy team is ready to help return you to full strength and get you back to playing the sports you love. Discover more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the Champ, MO location nearest you.