Fenton, MO

Fenton, MO

If you experience a sports injury, Axes will get you back to peak performance with a personalized treatment plan.

Sports Injury Fenton, MO. A sports injury can occur 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 Fenton, 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 Fenton, MO sports injury treatment location closest you, learn more about Axes and what makes us the leader in sports injury treatment in the Fenton, MO area or contact us now to schedule an evaluation of your sports injury with a professional 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 keep active. Our Fenton, MO physical and occupational therapists are experts in treating all varieties 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 Fenton, 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 skilled sports therapists serving all of Fenton, MO, there are hardly any sports injuries we have not seen or successfully treated. 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 suffers from overuse, it can become inflamed and sore, limiting activity. Long term or chronic inflammation of a tendon can lead to degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, causing tendonitis.
  • Swollen joints or tissue – Swelling is a common consequence of many sports injuries and can lead to pain 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 a major but potentially vulnerable joint that can experience a number of different sports injuries causing torn ligaments, cartilage injuries, muscle strains, and broken bones.
  • Rotator cuff injuries – The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that disallows shoulder dislocations while still allowing your shoulder to move in all directions. 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 typical Achilles tendon injuries in active individuals.
  • Shin splintsShin splints are a sports injury that is most common in runners and basketball players. The muscles and tendons around the shin become swollen, causing soreness.

If you experience a sports injury, our sports injury treatment team can help. As an expert in motion and movement disorders, your Fenton, MO sports therapist will apply their experience and expertise toward your recovery. Employing evidence-based practices, we will implement a tailored treatment plan that will let you safely recover from your sports injury and bring back your strength and movement so that you can get back to the activities you love while protecting against future injury.

If you have a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to return you to favorable physical health and restore you to your maximum performance level. Work with a qualified Fenton, MO physical therapist to heal from your sports injury today.

Sports Injury Risk Factors

Anyone. For that reason it is key to look after our bodies both on and off the field and to take the necessary precautions while participating in sports or working out. Warming up is always an important first step, and never overexert yourself, particularly if you haven’t been active. And if you do experience a sports injury, reach out to the Fenton, 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 are at an increased 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 an inherently higher prospect 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 family members that are more susceptible to 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 instructions for sports injury prevention to help keep yourself and your Fenton, MO family safe from severe sports injuries. If you or a family member suffers a sports injury while being active, turn to the experienced Fenton, 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 someone who is active, a sports injury can disrupt your entire routine and your day-to-day life. Because physical activity is such a vital part of your health and wellness, sports injury physical therapists advocate for the belief that every one of us is safer with the right sports injury prevention knowledge. Learn more about sports injury prevention by speaking to one of our Fenton, MO physical therapists and lessen the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Stiff muscles have a heightened chance of tearing, while warmed up muscles have more flexibility. As you warm up your muscles, the flexibility allows them to absorb movement more effectively and be more resilient against harsh, sudden movements that can otherwise cause injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries often take place when you attempt to participate in a sport without any experience or training. Any athlete requires 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, understanding how to bend your knees while 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 correct equipment when you are active. The equipment should not only be right for the sport, but also be working 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 right for the activity
  • Play in a safe environment

    In addition to having the correct equipment to play the sport, it is important that the Fenton, 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 alert, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, dangerous conditions where you play can result in a serious sports injury.

  • Stay hydrated

    Drinking enough water is a basic health practice that everyone should do. When engaging in physical activity, drink a lot of of water before, during, and after your workout. It is vital to constantly hydrate during physical activity and afterward to replenish the fluids you have lost through sweating.

    In addition to staying hydrated, practicing good nutrition also lessens your chances of suffering 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 playing a sport or physical activity, at times an injury is inevitable. Many things are outside of our control, and injuries are going to happen. If you have a severe sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Fenton, MO sports therapists immediately. We will perform 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 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 experience a sports injury, the experienced Fenton, 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 Fenton, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Fenton, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your recovery from your sports injury. When handling a sports injury, it is crucial to get proper care from a knowledgeable professional straight away. When you have been injured while being active, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Fenton, MO sports therapy team is ready to help get you back to full strength and get you back to doing the activities you love. Find out more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the Fenton, MO location nearest you.

Services Offered

Services Offered
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Acute Injury Management
  • Chronic Injury Management
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

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