Sports Injury Imperial, MO. A sports injury can happen when you are playing a competitive sport, training, working out, playing recreationally or participating in other forms of physical activity. Professional athletes aren’t the only people who can experience a sports injury. In fact, the majority of sports injuries happen to recreational athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Imperial, MO sports therapists can help you recover. 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 participating in physical activities, our team can treat your sports injury and safely get you back to the sports you love. Find out more about the Imperial, MO sports injury treatment location closest you, learn more about Axes and why we are the leader in sports injury treatment in the Imperial, 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 differ immensely in terms of severity, necessary treatment and effect on the body and ability to keep active. Our Imperial, MO physical and occupational therapists are specialists in treating all kinds of sports injuries. With decades of experience, extensive 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 Imperial, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will lead you through your recovery and ensure that you are able to return to the sports and activities you enjoy soon.
As experienced sports therapists serving all of Imperial, MO, there are hardly any sports injuries we have not seen or successfully treated. The following 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 suffer a strain, which are sometimes mistaken for a sprain. Both are common sports injuries.
- Tendonitis/Tendonosis – When a tendon is overused, it can cause inflammation and become painful, restricting activity. Long term or chronic swelling of a tendon can lead to degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, resulting in tendonitis.
- Inflamed joints or tissue – Inflammation is a common reaction to a lot of sports injuries and can result in 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 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 lot of different sports injuries bringing about 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 a significantly strong and flexible tendon which connects 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 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 movement and movement disorders, your Imperial, MO sports therapist will use their experience and knowledge toward your recovery. Employing evidence-based practices, we will implement a tailored treatment plan that will allow you to safely rehabilitate from your sports injury and bring back your strength and mobility so that you can get back to the activities 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 return you to your highest performance level. Work with a qualified Imperial, MO physical therapist to heal from your sports injury today.
Sports Injury Risk Factors
Anyone. For that reason it is key to take care of our bodies both on and off the field and to take the needed precautions while participating in sports or working out. Remember to warm up before physical activity and never overwork your body, particularly if you haven’t been active. And if you do suffer a sports injury, reach out to the Imperial, 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 have 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 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 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, consider the basic strategies for sports injury prevention to help keep yourself and your Imperial, MO family safe from severe sports injuries. If you or a family member suffers a sports injury while participating in a sport, turn to the skilled Imperial, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy now for a complimentary injury screening or evaluation of your injury.
Sports Injury Prevention
As an athlete or someone who is active, a sports injury can upset your entire routine and your day-to-day life. Due to physical activity being such a important part of your health and well-being, sports injury physical therapists espouse the belief that we all are safer with the appropriate sports injury prevention knowledge. Discover more about sports injury prevention by speaking to one of our Imperial, MO physical therapists and reduce the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:
- Warm up
Inactive muscles are at an increased chance of tearing, while warmed up muscles are more flexible. As you warm up your muscles, the flexibility helps them absorb impacts more effectively and shield themselves better against harsh, sudden motions that can otherwise cause injury.
- Use proper technique
Sports injuries frequently occur when you attempt to participate in a sport without any experience or training. You need a large amount of practice to perfect the technical aspects of any sport, but be sure to learn the fundamentals of appropriate 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 vital 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
In addition to having the proper equipment to play the sport, it is important that the Imperial, MO site 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 conscientious, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, unsafe conditions where you play can result in a serious sports injury.
- Stay hydrated
Drinking sufficient water is a basic health practice that everyone should do. If you are participating in in physical activity, drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workout. It is vital to consistently hydrate while you are being active and afterward to replace the water you have lost through perspiring.
In addition to drinking sufficient water, practicing good nutrition also lowers your risk of 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 playing 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 serious sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Imperial, MO sports therapists immediately. We will perform an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and formulate a custom treatment plan to get you back 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 more than frustrating. In order to be able to get back to peak performance, mobility and strength you previously had, you must receive the right sports injury treatment. When you experience a sports injury, the knowledgeable Imperial, 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 Imperial, MO jog route as soon as possible.
Axes’ team of specialized Imperial, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your recuperation from your sports injury. When managing a sports injury, it is important to get proper treatment from a experienced professional right away. When you have been injured while being active, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Imperial, 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 Imperial, MO location nearest you.