Sports Injury Town and Country, MO. A sports injury can happen when you are playing a sport competitively, training, working out, playing recreationally or participating in other kinds of physical activity. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to experience a sports injury. In reality, most sports injuries occur in non-professional athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Town and Country, MO sports therapists can help you heal. Axes Physical Therapy has has fourteen locally owned and operated facilities, each with its own group of physical and occupational therapists. If you are injured while playing a sport, our team can treat your sports injury and safely return you to the activities you enjoy. Learn more about the Town and Country, MO sports injury treatment location closest you, learn more about Axes and what makes us the leader in sports injury care in the Town and Country, MO area or contact us now to schedule an evaluation of your sports injury with a certified physical or occupational therapist today.
Common Types of Sports Injury
Sports injuries differ greatly in terms of severity, necessary treatment and effect on the body and ability to keep active. Our Town and Country, MO physical and occupational therapists specialize in treating all forms of sports injuries. With decades of experience, exhaustive clinical training and education and specialization in various areas of sports injury treatment, you are in deft hands when you trust your sports injury treatment to the Town and Country, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will lead you through your recovery and ensure that you will be back to the sports and activities you enjoy quickly.
As experienced sports therapists serving all of Town and Country, MO, we have seen and successfully treated almost every type of sports injury. Below 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 is overused, it can become inflamed and painful, prohibiting activity. Long term or chronic inflammation of a tendon can cause degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, causing tendonitis.
- Swollen joints or tissue – Swelling is a common reaction to many sports injuries and can result in pain and weakness.
- Broken bones – Overuse and trauma from accidents can cause fractures, such as stress fractures or a broken bone.
- Dislocations – A dislocation sports injury occurs when a bone is pushed out of its socket.
- Knee injuries – The knee is an important but potentially at-risk 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 muscles responsible for allowing your shoulder to move in all directions 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 particularly 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 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 Town and Country, MO sports therapist will use their experience and knowledge toward your recovery. Utilizing evidence-based practices, we will develop a tailored treatment plan that will permit you to safely rehabilitate from your sports injury and return your strength and movement so that you can get back to the activities you love while safeguarding against future injury.
If you suffer a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to restore you to favorable physical health and restore you to your highest performance level. Work with a qualified Town and Country, MO physical therapist to heal from your sports injury today.
Sports Injury Risk Factors
Anyone. That is why it is key to take care of our bodies both on and off the field and to take the requisite precautions while participating in sports or training. Remember to warm up before physical activity and never overexert yourself, especially if you haven’t been active. And if you do suffer a sports injury, contact the Town and Country, 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:
- Participate after an extended period of inactivity or poor level of fitness
- Do not stretch or warm up before playing
- Play a contact sport with an inherently higher prospect 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 tearing up the recreation center’s pickleball court, consider the basic recommendations for preventing sports injury to help keep yourself and your Town and Country, MO family safe from serious sports injuries. If you or a loved one suffers a sports injury while being active, turn to the experienced Town and Country, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy today for a complimentary injury screening or analysis of your injury.
Sports Injury Prevention
As an athlete or anyone who engages in physical activity, a sports injury can upset your whole schedule and your day-to-day life. Due to physical activity being such a critical part of your health and wellness, sports injury physical therapists advocate for the viewpoint that every one of us is safer with the correct sports injury prevention knowledge. Learn more about sports injury prevention by reaching out to one of our Town and Country, MO physical therapists and lessen the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:
- Warm up
Cold muscles are at an increased chance of tearing, while warm muscles are more flexible. As you warm up your muscles, the flexibility lets them absorb movement more easily and be more resilient against jarring, sudden movements that can otherwise result in injury.
- Use proper technique
Sports injuries commonly happen when you attempt to do an activity without any experience or training. Any athlete requires a great deal 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 when 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 very important that you use suitable equipment while 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 glasses
- Clothing that fits you well and is designed for physical activity
- Footwear that is suitable for the activity
- Play in a safe environment
In addition to using the appropriate gear to play the sport, it is crucial that the Town and Country, MO site where you are playing is safe. A sports injury can happen when the surface your are playing on is wet, slippery, or muddy. Even if you are very careful, 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. When participating in in physical activity, drink a lot of of water before, during, and after your workout. It is important to constantly hydrate while you are being active and afterward to replenish the water you have lost through sweating.
In addition to drinking enough water, practicing good nutrition also reduces 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 being active, at times an injury is impossible to avoid. 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’ Town and Country, MO sports therapists immediately. We will conduct an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan to restore 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 the level of performance, mobility and strength you previously had, you must receive the right sports injury treatment. When you experience a sports injury, the qualified Town and Country, 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 Town and Country, MO jog route as soon as possible.
Axes’ team of specialized Town and Country, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your recovery from your sports injury. When treating a sports injury, it is crucial to get proper treatment from a skilled professional straight away. After you have been injured while playing sports, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Town and Country, MO sports therapy team is ready to help return you to full strength and get you back to doing the activities you love. Learn more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the Town and Country, MO location nearest you.