Sports Injury Otto, MO. A sports injury can take place when you are playing a sport competitively, training, working out, playing recreationally or participating in other kinds of physical activity. Professional athletes aren’t the only people who can experience a sports injury. In truth, most sports injuries occur in non-professional athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Otto, 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. If you are injured while playing a sport, our team can treat your sports injury and safely get you back to the sports you enjoy. Discover the Otto, MO sports injury treatment location most convenient for you, learn more about Axes and what makes us the leader in sports injury treatment in the Otto, 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 greatly in terms of severity, required treatment and impact on the body and ability to keep active. Our Otto, MO physical and occupational therapists are specialists 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 trustworthy hands when you trust your sports injury treatment to the Otto, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will guide you in your rehabilitation and make certain that you are able to return to the sports and activities you enjoy in no time.
As experienced sports therapists serving all of Otto, MO, there are few 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 have 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 inflammation and become painful, limiting activity. Long term or chronic inflammation of a tendon can result in degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, resulting in tendonitis.
- Inflamed joints or tissue – Inflammation is a common consequence of many sports injuries and can cause soreness and weakness.
- Broken bones – Overuse and force from accidents can cause fractures, including 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 at-risk joint that can experience a number of different sports injuries leading to torn ligaments, cartilage injuries, muscle strains, and fracture.
- Rotator cuff injuries – The rotator cuff is a network of muscles and tendons that prohibits shoulder dislocations while still allowing full range of motion. 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 significantly 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 is most common in runners and basketball players. The muscles and tendons around the shin become inflamed, causing soreness.
Our sports injury treatment team can help you recover from your sports injury. As an expert in movement and movement disorders, your Otto, MO sports therapist will use their experience and expertise toward your recovery. Employing evidence-based practices, we will create a tailored treatment plan that will let you safely rehabilitate from your sports injury and bring back your strength and movement so that you can get back to the activities you love while preventing future injury.
If you experience a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to restore you to excellent physical health and get you back to to your highest performance level. Work with a qualified Otto, MO physical therapist to rehabilitate from your sports injury today.
Sports Injury Risk Factors
Anybody can experience a sports injury while participating in physical activities. That is why it is key to take care of our bodies both on and off the field and to take the necessary precautions while playing sports or training. Warming up is always an important first step, and never overwork your body, particularly if you haven’t been active. And if you do suffer a sports injury, reach out to the Otto, 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 not being active for a while or poor level of fitness
- Neglect to stretch or warm up before playing
- Play a contact sport with a predictably higher chance 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 loved ones that are more susceptible to sports injury, whether they are just now learning how to dribble or getting active again by joining the community pickleball league, consider the basic recommendations for sports injury prevention to help keep yourself and your Otto, MO family safe from serious sports injuries. If you or someone you love suffers a sports injury while being active, turn to the skilled Otto, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy now for a complimentary injury screening or assessment of your injury.
Sports Injury Prevention
As an athlete or anybody who is active, a sports injury can disrupt your whole routine and your day-to-day life. Due to physical activity being such a important aspect of your health and wellness, sports injury physical therapists champion the view that all of us are safer with the correct sports injury prevention knowledge. Discover more about sports injury prevention by reaching out to one of our Otto, MO physical therapists and lower the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:
- Warm up
Inactive muscles are at an increased risk of tearing, while warmed up muscles have more flexibility. As your muscles warm up, the flexibility allows them to absorb movement more effectively and protect themselves better against jarring, sudden motions that can otherwise leads to injury.
- Use proper technique
Sports injuries often occur when you attempt to do an activity without any experience or training. Any athlete requires a large amount of practice to perfect the technical aspects of any sport, but be sure to learn the basics 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 crucial that you use the appropriate equipment when you are active. The equipment should not only be appropriate 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 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 equipment to play the sport, it is crucial that the Otto, MO location where you are playing is safe. A sports injury can happen when the playing surface is wet, slippery, or muddy. Even if you are conscientious, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, hazardous 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. When practicing in physical activity, drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workout. It is crucial to constantly hydrate during physical activity and afterward to replace the fluids that you lost through sweating.
In addition to drinking enough 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 with precautionary measures and practicing good judgement when playing a sport or being active, from time to time an injury is not preventable. Many things are outside of our control, and injuries are part of being an athlete. If you have a severe sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Otto, MO sports therapists immediately. We will take you through an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and put together a personalized treatment plan to get you back 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 frustrating to say the least. 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 skilled Otto, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy will work closely with you to draw up an individualized treatment plan that will get you back on the court, in the gym or on your morning Otto, MO jog route as soon as possible.
Axes’ team of specialized Otto, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your rehabilitation from your sports injury. When treating a sports injury, it is crucial to get proper care from a qualified professional immediately. When you have been injured while being active, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Otto, MO sports therapy team is ready to help get you back 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 Otto, MO location nearest you.