Sports Injury Green Park, 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. In reality, the majority of sports injuries occur in recreational athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Green Park, 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 playing a sport, our team can treat your sports injury and safely return you to the sports you love. Find out more about the Green Park, MO sports injury treatment location closest you, learn more about Axes and why we are the leader in sports injury treatment in the Green Park, 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 vary immensely in terms of severity, necessary treatment and impact on the body and ability to remain active. Our Green Park, MO physical and occupational therapists are experts 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 capable hands when you trust your sports injury treatment to the Green Park, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will lead you through your recuperation and ensure that you will be back to the sports and activities you love in no time.
As skilled sports therapists serving all of Green Park, MO, we have seen and successfully treated almost every kind of sports injury. The following 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 muscle or tendon is torn or overstretched, you suffer 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 painful, restricting activity. Long term or chronic inflammation of a tendon can result in degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, causing tendonitis.
- Swollen joints or tissue – Swelling is a common outcome of many sports injuries and can cause soreness 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 takes place when a bone is pushed out of its socket.
- Knee injuries – The knee is a significant but potentially at-risk joint that can experience a number of different sports injuries bringing about 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 which connects your calf to your heel. Tendonitis and ruptures are common 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 Green Park, MO sports therapist will apply their experience and expertise toward your recovery. Using evidence-based practices, we will implement a tailored treatment plan that will permit you to safely recuperate from your sports injury and bring back your strength and mobility so that you can get back to the sports you love while safeguarding against future injury.
If you have a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to return you to optimal physical health and restore you to your highest performance level. Work with a qualified Green Park, MO physical therapist to recover from your sports injury today.
Sports Injury Risk Factors
Anybody can experience a sports injury while participating in physical activities. For that reason it is of utmost importance to protect our bodies both on and off the field and to take the necessary precautions while playing sports or training. Remember to warm up before physical activity and do not overexert yourself, particularly if you haven’t been active. And if you do experience a sports injury, reach out to the Green Park, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will lead you through you in your rehabilitation and get you back to the activities you love as soon as possible.
You are at an increased risk of a sports injury if you:
- Play 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 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 family members that are at a higher risk of sports injury, whether they are strapping on cleats for the first time or getting active again by joining the community pickleball league, review the basic guidelines for preventing sports injury to help keep yourself and your Green Park, MO family safe from severe sports injuries. If you or a loved one suffers a sports injury while participating in a sport, trust in the skilled Green Park, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy immediately 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 disrupt your entire routine and your day-to-day life. As physical activity is such a critical facet of your health and well-being, sports injury physical therapists champion the belief that every one of us is safer with the proper sports injury prevention knowledge. Learn more about sports injury prevention by contacting one of our Green Park, MO physical therapists and reduce the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:
- Warm up
Inactive muscles have an increased chance of tearing, while warm muscles are more flexible. As you warm up your muscles, the flexibility helps them absorb force more effectively and protect themselves better against jarring, sudden motions that can otherwise cause injury.
- Use proper technique
Sports injuries often occur when you try to participate in a sport 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 playing a sport or activity. For example, knowing 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 suitable equipment while you are 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 right for the activity
- Play in safe conditions
Other than using the correct gear to play the sport, it is crucial that the Green Park, MO location where you are playing is safe. A sports injury can happen when the surface of the court is wet and slippery or the turf is muddy. Even if you are alert, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, dangerous conditions where you play can cause a serious sports injury.
- Stay hydrated
Drinking sufficient water is a basic health practice that everyone should do. When engaging in physical activity, drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workout. It is important to regularly hydrate during physical activity and afterward to replenish the water you have lost through sweating.
In addition to drinking enough water, practicing good nutrition also lessens your risk of a sports injury.
As an athlete, one of your priorities should be eating a balanced diet of nutrient-rich foods and eating the right number of calories. Even when you take all the proper precautions and always exercise good judgment when participating in a sport or being active, at times an injury is not preventable. Many things are outside of our control, and injuries are part of being an athlete. If you suffer a serious sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Green Park, MO sports therapists today. We will conduct an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and design a tailor-made 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 activity-limiting injury 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 experience a sports injury, the skilled Green Park, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy will work with you step-by-step to design an individualized treatment plan that will get you back on the court, in the gym or on your morning Green Park, MO jog route as soon as possible.
Axes’ team of specialized Green Park, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your recuperation from your sports injury. When treating a sports injury, it is important to get proper treatment from a qualified professional immediately. When you have been hurt while playing sports, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Green Park, MO sports therapy team is ready to help get you back to full strength and get you back to doing the activities you love. Learn more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the Green Park, MO location nearest you.