Sports Injury Earth City, MO. A sports injury can happen 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. Actually, most sports injuries happen to recreational athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Earth City, MO sports therapists can help you recover. Axes Physical Therapy has has fourteen locally owned and operated facilities, each with its own group of physical and occupational therapists. After you are injured while being physically active, our team can treat your sports injury and safely return you to the activities you love. Learn more about the Earth City, MO sports injury treatment location most convenient for you, learn more about Axes and why we are the leader in sports injury care in the Earth City, 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 immensely in terms of seriousness, necessary treatment and impact on the body and ability to stay active. Our Earth City, MO physical and occupational therapists are specialists in treating all sorts of sports injuries. With decades of experience, exhaustive clinical training and education and specialization in various areas of sports injury treatment, you are in deft hands when you trust your sports injury treatment to the Earth City, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will lead you through your recovery and make certain that you will be back to the sports and activities you enjoy in no time.
As skilled sports therapists serving all of Earth City, MO, there are few 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 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 swollen and painful, restricting activity. Long term or chronic swelling of a tendon can lead to degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, leading to tendonitis.
- Swollen joints or tissue – Swelling is a common reaction to many sports injuries and can result in pain and weakness.
- Broken bones – Overuse and trauma from accidents can cause fractures, such as stress fractures or a broken bone.
- Dislocations – A dislocation sports injury takes place when a bone is pushed out of its socket.
- Knee injuries – The knee is a major but potentially at-risk joint that can suffer from a variety of different sports injuries causing torn ligaments, cartilage injuries, muscle strains, and fracture.
- 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 a particularly 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 swollen, causing soreness.
Our sports injury treatment team can help you recover from your sports injury. As an expert in motion and movement disorders, your Earth City, MO sports therapist will apply their experience and expertise toward your recovery. Applying evidence-based practices, we will create a tailored treatment plan that will allow you to safely recover from your sports injury and restore your strength and mobility 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 excellent physical health and get you back to to your optimum performance level. Work with a qualified Earth City, MO physical therapist to recuperate from your sports injury today.
Sports Injury Risk Factors
A sports injury happen to anyone who is being active or participating in a sport. 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 working out. Remember to warm up before physical activity and do not overwork your body, particularly if you haven’t been active. And if you do experience a sports injury, call the Earth City, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will lead you through you in your rehabilitation and return you to the activities you love as soon as possible.
You are at a heightened risk of a sports injury if you:
- Play after an extended period of inactivity or poor level of fitness
- Neglect to stretch or warm up before playing
- Play a contact sport with an inherently higher chance of injury
Young children and older adults are also at a higher risk of experiencing a sports injury. As someone who enjoys being active and who has loved ones that are more susceptible to sports injury, whether they are just now learning how to dribble or getting active again by tearing up the recreation center’s pickleball court, review the basic recommendations for sports injury prevention to help keep yourself and your Earth City, MO family safe from severe sports injuries. If you or a family member suffers a sports injury while being active, turn to the talented Earth City, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy today for a free 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 entire schedule and your daily life. Due to physical activity being such a critical facet of your health and well-being, sports injury physical therapists espouse the belief that all of us are safer with the right sports injury prevention knowledge. Find out more about sports injury prevention by calling one of our Earth City, MO physical therapists and minimize the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:
- Warm up
Inactive muscles have a higher chance of tearing, while warm muscles have more flexibility. As your muscles warm up, the flexibility allows them to absorb force more easily and defend themselves better against harsh, sudden movements that can otherwise leads to injury.
- Use proper technique
Sports injuries commonly occur when you attempt to participate in a sport without any experience or training. You need a great deal of practice to perfect the technical aspects of any sport, but be sure to learn the fundamentals of appropriate movement technique before participating 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 essential that you use the right 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 appropriate for the activity
- Play in safe conditions
In addition to having the appropriate gear to play the sport, it is crucial that the Earth City, MO site where you are playing is safe. A sports injury can happen when the playing surface is wet, slippery, or muddy. Even if you are alert, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, unsafe conditions where you play can result in 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 vital to constantly hydrate while you are being active and afterward to replace the water that you lost through perspiring.
In addition to drinking sufficient water, practicing good nutrition also decreases your risk of a sports injury.
Eating a balanced, nutritious diet and monitoring your caloric intake is a priority for any athlete. Even with precautionary measures and practicing good judgement when participating in a sport or physical activity, every now and then an injury is impossible to avoid. Many things are outside of our control, and injuries are part of being an athlete. If you suffer an acute sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Earth City, MO sports therapists immediately. We will take you through an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and design 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 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 experienced Earth City, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy will work closely with you to formulate an individualized treatment plan that will get you back on the court, in the gym or on your morning Earth City, MO jog route as soon as possible.
Axes’ team of specialized Earth City, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your recuperation from your sports injury. When handling a sports injury, it is vital to get proper care from a skilled professional straight away. After you have been injured while playing sports, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Earth City, MO sports therapy team is ready to help return you 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 Earth City, MO location nearest you.