Sports Injury Ethlyn, MO. A sports injury can happen 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. Actually, the majority of sports injuries happen to non-professional athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Ethlyn, 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. After you are injured while participating in physical activities, our team can treat your sports injury and safely return you to the activities you love. Learn more about the Ethlyn, 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 Ethlyn, MO area or contact us now to schedule an analysis of your sports injury with a qualified physical or occupational therapist today.
Common Types of Sports Injury
Sports injuries differ widely in terms of severity, required treatment and impact on the body and ability to remain active. Our Ethlyn, MO physical and occupational therapists are experts in treating all forms 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 Ethlyn, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will guide you in your recuperation and make sure that you will be back to the sports and activities you enjoy in no time.
As skilled sports therapists serving all of Ethlyn, MO, there are hardly any sports injuries we have not seen or successfully treated. Listed below 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 tendon or muscle is torn or overstretched, you experience a strain, which can often be mistaken for a sprain. Both are common sports injuries.
- Tendonitis/Tendonosis – When a tendon is overused, it can cause swelling and become sore, restricting activity. Long term or chronic inflammation of a tendon can lead to degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, leading to tendonitis.
- Inflamed joints or tissue – Inflammation is a common outcome 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 dislocation sports injury occurs when a bone is pushed out of its socket.
- Knee injuries – The knee is a vital but potentially at-risk joint that can be affected by a lot of different sports injuries leading to 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 tremendously 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 Ethlyn, MO sports therapist will employ their experience and knowledge toward your recovery. Applying evidence-based practices, we will create a tailored treatment plan that will allow you to safely rehabilitate from your sports injury and restore your strength and mobility so that you can get back to the activities you love while protecting against future injury.
If you experience a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to return you to favorable physical health and get you back to to your highest performance level. Work with a qualified Ethlyn, MO physical therapist to rehabilitate from your sports injury today.
Sports Injury Risk Factors
Anyone. That is why it is so important to protect our bodies both on and off the field and to take the requisite precautions while participating in sports or training. Warming up is always an important first step, and never overexert yourself, particularly if you’ve been inactive. And if you do experience a sports injury, call the Ethlyn, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will guide you in you in your rehabilitation and return you to the sports 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
- Do not stretch or warm up before playing
- Play a contact sport with a predictably higher prospect 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 starting out in t-ball or getting active again by tearing up the recreation center’s pickleball court, keep in mind the basic guidelines for sports injury prevention to help keep yourself and your Ethlyn, MO family safe from serious sports injuries. If you or a family member suffers a sports injury while being active, turn to the skilled Ethlyn, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy today for a complimentary injury screening or analysis of your injury.
Sports Injury Prevention
As an athlete or anybody who is active, a sports injury can interrupt your whole routine and your day-to-day life. Due to physical activity being such a important facet of your health and well-being, sports injury physical therapists espouse the viewpoint that all of us are safer with the correct sports injury prevention knowledge. Find out more about sports injury prevention by reaching out to one of our Ethlyn, MO physical therapists and lessen the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:
- Warm up
Cold muscles have a heightened risk of tearing, while warmed up muscles are more flexible. As your muscles warm up, the flexibility allows them to absorb movement more effectively and shield themselves better against harsh, sudden motions that can otherwise cause injury.
- Use proper technique
Sports injuries frequently take place when you try to participate in a sport without any experience or training. It takes a lot of practice to perfect the technical aspects of any sport, but be sure to learn the basics of appropriate 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 essential that you use the right equipment while being active. The equipment should not only be correct for the sport, but also be functioning properly and safe to use. Some examples of equipment are:
- Safety gear such as helmets, pads, or safety goggles
- 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 correct gear to play the sport, it is important that the Ethlyn, MO setting where you are playing is safe. A sports injury can occur when the playing surface is wet, slippery, or muddy. Even if you are cautious, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, unsafe conditions where you play can lead to a serious sports injury.
- Stay hydrated
Drinking enough water is a fundamental health practice that everyone should do. When 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 replenish the fluids you have lost through sweating.
In addition to drinking enough water, practicing good nutrition also decreases your chances of suffering 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 being active, every now and then an injury is unavoidable. We cannot always control the world around us, and injuries are part of being an athlete. If you suffer an acute sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Ethlyn, MO sports therapists right away. We will conduct 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 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 are used to, you must receive the right sports injury care. When you experience a sports injury, the experienced Ethlyn, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy will work with you step-by-step to draw up an individualized treatment plan that will get you back on the court, in the gym or on your morning Ethlyn, MO jog route as soon as possible.
Axes’ team of specialized Ethlyn, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your recuperation from your sports injury. When handling a sports injury, it is important to get proper care from a qualified professional immediately. When you have been hurt while being active, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Ethlyn, MO sports therapy team is ready to help return you to full strength and get you back to playing the sports you love. Learn more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the Ethlyn, MO location nearest you.