Sports Injury Preston Woods, MO. A sports injury can occur when you are playing a competitive sport, training, working out, playing recreationally or participating in other forms 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 Preston Woods, 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. After you are injured while playing a sport, our team can treat your sports injury and safely return you to the sports you love. Learn more about the Preston Woods, 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 Preston Woods, MO area or contact us now to schedule an analysis of your sports injury with a certified physical or occupational therapist today.
Common Types of Sports Injury
Sports injuries differ widely in terms of seriousness, required treatment and effect on the body and ability to remain active. Our Preston Woods, MO physical and occupational therapists specialize 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 trustworthy hands when you trust your sports injury treatment to the Preston Woods, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will lead you through your rehabilitation and make certain that you are able to return to the sports and activities you love in no time.
As skilled sports therapists serving all of Preston Woods, MO, there are hardly any sports injuries we have not seen or successfully treated. Listed 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 muscle or tendon is torn or overstretched, you have 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, limiting activity. Long term or chronic swelling of a tendon can result in degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, causing tendonitis.
- Swollen joints or tissue – Swelling is a common consequence of many 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 happens when a bone is forced out of its socket.
- Knee injuries – The knee is a significant but potentially vulnerable joint that can suffer from a lot of different sports injuries leading to torn ligaments, cartilage injuries, muscle strains, and broken bones.
- Rotator cuff injuries – The muscles responsible for allowing your shoulder to move in all directions while keeping it in place make up the rotator cuff. For the rotator cuff, the highest sports injury risks come from impingement and/or rotator cuff tear.
- Achilles tendon injuries – The Achilles tendon is an especially 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 inflamed, causing pain.
If you suffer a sports injury, our sports injury treatment team can help. As an expert in movement and movement disorders, your Preston Woods, MO sports therapist will employ their experience and knowledge toward your recovery. Utilizing evidence-based practices, we will implement a tailored treatment plan that will let you 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 get you back to optimal physical health and restore you to your maximum performance level. Work with a qualified Preston Woods, MO physical therapist to recuperate 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 participating in sports or working out. Remember to warm up before physical activity and never overexert yourself, particularly if you haven’t been active. And if you do suffer a sports injury, reach out to the Preston Woods, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will lead you through you in your recovery and get you back to the physical activities you love as soon as possible.
You have a heightened 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 strategies for preventing sports injury to help keep yourself and your Preston Woods, MO family safe from serious sports injuries. If you or someone you you know suffers a sports injury while being active, turn to the experienced Preston Woods, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy right away for a complimentary injury screening or analysis of your injury.
Sports Injury Prevention
As an athlete or anyone who is active, a sports injury can disrupt your entire routine and your day-to-day life. As physical activity is such a vital aspect of your health and wellness, sports injury physical therapists promote the view that all of us are safer with the proper sports injury prevention knowledge. Discover more about sports injury prevention by reaching out to one of our Preston Woods, MO physical therapists and lower the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:
- Warm up
Stiff muscles are at a heightened chance of tearing, while warmed up muscles have more flexibility. As you warm up your muscles, the flexibility lets them absorb force more easily and be more resilient against jarring, sudden movements that can otherwise cause injury.
- Use proper technique
Sports injuries commonly happen when you try to participate in a sport without any experience or training. It takes a large amount of practice to perfect the technical aspects of any sport, but be sure to learn the fundamentals of proper 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 crucial that you use the right equipment when being active. The equipment should not only be right for the sport, but also be in good condition 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 suitable for the activity
- Play in safe conditions
Other than having the appropriate equipment to play the sport, it is crucial that the Preston Woods, 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 conscientious, 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 plenty of water before, during, and after your workout. It is vital to regularly hydrate during physical activity and afterward to replenish the water that you lost through perspiration.
In addition to staying hydrated, 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 consuming the right number of calories. Even with precautionary measures and practicing good judgement when participating in a sport or physical activity, every now and then an injury is unavoidable. We cannot always control the world around us, and injuries are going to happen. If you have a severe sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Preston Woods, MO sports therapists right away. We will conduct an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and design a tailored 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 frustrating to say the least. 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 Preston Woods, 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 Preston Woods, MO jog route as soon as possible.
Axes’ team of specialized Preston Woods, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your rehabilitation from your sports injury. When managing a sports injury, it is important to get proper care from a experienced professional right away. When you have been hurt while being active, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Preston Woods, 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 Preston Woods, MO location nearest you.