Sports Injury Ranken, MO. A sports injury can happen when you are playing a competitive sport, training, working out, playing recreationally or participating in other sorts of physical activity. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to experience a sports injury. In fact, the majority of sports injuries happen to non-professional athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Ranken, 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 participating in physical activities, our team can treat your sports injury and safely return you to the activities you love. Discover the Ranken, MO sports injury treatment location closest you, learn more about Axes and what makes us the leader in sports injury care in the Ranken, MO area or contact us now to schedule an analysis of your sports injury with a professional physical or occupational therapist today.
Common Types of Sports Injury
Sports injuries vary greatly in terms of seriousness, necessary treatment and effect on the body and ability to stay active. Our Ranken, 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 trustworthy hands when you trust your sports injury treatment to the Ranken, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will lead you through your rehabilitation and ensure that you will be back to the sports and activities you enjoy in no time.
As experienced sports therapists serving all of Ranken, MO, we have seen and successfully treated almost every type of sports injury. The following are some of the most common sports injury conditions we work with.
- Sprains – A sprain happens when a ligament is torn or overstretched.
- Strains – When a tendon or muscle 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 suffers from overuse, it can cause inflammation and become sore, prohibiting activity. Long term or chronic inflammation of a tendon can cause degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, resulting in tendonitis.
- Swollen joints or tissue – Inflammation is a common reaction to a lot of sports injuries and can lead to 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 takes place when a bone is forced out of its socket.
- Knee injuries – The knee is a vital but potentially vulnerable joint that can suffer from a number of different sports injuries leading to torn ligaments, cartilage injuries, muscle strains, and fracture.
- Rotator cuff injuries – The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that impedes shoulder dislocations while still allowing full range of motion. 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 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 movement and movement disorders, your Ranken, MO sports therapist will employ their experience and knowledge toward your recovery. Using evidence-based practices, we will develop a tailored treatment plan that will permit you to safely recuperate from your sports injury and bring back your strength and movement 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 favorable physical health and get you back to to your optimum performance level. Work with a qualified Ranken, MO physical therapist to rehabilitate from your sports injury today.
Sports Injury Risk Factors
Anyone. For that reason it is vital to protect our bodies both on and off the field and to take the requisite precautions while playing sports or working out. Warming up is always an important first step, and never overwork your body, especially if you haven’t been active. And if you do experience a sports injury, contact the Ranken, 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 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
- Neglect to stretch or warm up before playing
- Play a contact sport with an inherently 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 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, keep in mind the basic instructions for sports injury prevention to help keep yourself and your Ranken, MO family safe from serious sports injuries. If you or a loved one suffers a sports injury while participating in a sport, turn to the experienced Ranken, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy now for a complimentary injury screening or analysis of your injury.
Sports Injury Prevention
As an athlete or someone who is active, a sports injury can disrupt your entire schedule and your daily life. Due to physical activity being such a vital aspect of your health and well-being, sports injury physical therapists espouse the viewpoint that every one of us is safer with the right sports injury prevention knowledge. Find out more about sports injury prevention by calling one of our Ranken, MO physical therapists and lessen the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:
- Warm up
Inactive muscles have an increased chance of tearing, while warmed up muscles have more flexibility. As your muscles warm up, the flexibility allows them to absorb impacts more effectively and be more resilient against jarring, sudden motions that can otherwise leads to injury.
- Use proper technique
Sports injuries frequently occur when you attempt to do an activity without any experience or training. You need a lot of practice to perfect the technical aspects of any sport, but be sure to learn the basics of proper movement technique before playing a sport or activity. For example, understanding how 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 essential that you use suitable equipment while being active. The equipment should not only be appropriate 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 glasses
- Clothing that fits you well and is designed for physical activity
- Footwear that is right for the activity
- Play in safe conditions
Other than having the proper gear to play the sport, it is crucial that the Ranken, MO site where you are playing is safe. A sports injury can occur when the surface your are playing on is wet, slippery, or muddy. Even if you are cautious, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, hazardous conditions where you play can cause a serious sports injury.
- Stay hydrated
Drinking adequate water is a fundamental health practice that everyone should do. If you are participating in in physical activity, drink a lot of of water before, during, and after your workout. It is important to regularly hydrate while you are being active and afterward to replace the fluids you have lost through perspiration.
In addition to staying hydrated, practicing good nutrition also lowers your chances of experiencing 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 participating in a sport or physical activity, every now and then an injury is impossible to avoid. 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’ Ranken, MO sports therapists right away. We will take you through an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and formulate a tailor-made treatment plan to restore you 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 had before, you must receive the right sports injury care. When you suffer a sports injury, the experienced Ranken, 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 Ranken, MO jog route as soon as possible.
Axes’ team of specialized Ranken, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your recovery from your sports injury. When treating a sports injury, it is vital to get proper treatment from a knowledgeable professional straight away. After you have been injured while playing sports, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Ranken, MO sports therapy team is ready to help return you 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 Ranken, MO location nearest you.