Sports Injuries Treatment
It is certainly our goal to help every single patient live an active lifestyle or at least one that includes participating in sports and exercise. In a perfect world, medications would never produce side effects, operations would always be successful, and exercising regularly or playing sports would never result in injury. In that world, exercise would continue to prevent disease and prolong life without causing any aches and pains.
Common Types of Sports Injuries
Sprains. These are injuries to ligaments, the tissues that connect one bone to another. There are 3 grades of sprains. In a Grade 1 sprain, the ligament is stretched too far; Grade 2 sprains include minor tears; and Grade 3 sprains are complete tears and usually require surgery for correction. In general, grade 1 sprains produce only pain and swelling, grade 2 injuries are often accompanied by weakness and bluish discoloration due to bleeding, and grade 3 sprains produce severe weakness and decreased mobility.
Strains. Strrains are injuries to muscles or tendons. Tendons are the structures that literally attach the muscles to the bones. Like sprains, muscle strains are usually caused by misstep or movement that places excessive force on a tendon or muscle, so that fibers are stretched or torn.
Tendinitis. Overuse injuries will usually result in a large amount of inflammation surrounding a tendon. When this occurs, it’s referred to as tendinitis. Tendinitis is also the result of poor posture and biomechancis. Tendinitis can exhibit signs of warmth, swelling and redness.
Fasciitis. Fascia is the tissues that surrounds and coats our muscles. Often overusing our muscles wihtout adequate maintenance (ie Massage, Foam Rolling and/or Stretching), the fascia will become inflamed and painful. This is a very common condition for people who walk/run regularly.
Bursitis. Inflammation of the small, fluid-like sacs that cushion joints, muscles, or bones like miniature shock absorbers.
Arthritis and synovitis. Arthritis occurs when bad alignment or biomechanics causes the joint to degenerate. This degeneration results in inflammation of the joint (arthritis) or the membrane that surrounds it (synovitis).
Muscle cramps and Spasms. Muscle cramps and spasms will occur when the muscle is not properly nourished with water, vitamins and minerals. This is very common for those who train hard but fail to replenish their bodies.