Although sports is very essential and we should make it an integral part of our lives, it also entails injuries. Every sport is associated with some kind of injury risk, whether due to collision during events or exertion while in training. Not only professional athletes and adults, children are also equally prone to getting injured. Sports injuries can be traumatic and have long-term negative effects on people. It may include:
Sports injuries can be both Traumatic & Overuse, including
- Slipped Disc
- Nerve Damage
- Stress Fracture
- Facial Injuries
- ACL/MCL/PCL Sprain or Tear
- Pulled Hamstring
- Pulled Groin, other others.
These injuries can occur in various sports like Basketball, soccer, cycling, Rugby, Baseball & Softball, Hockey, Boxing etc.
At Advance Care Physical Therapy, we treat sports injuries using a range of therapy methods suitable for each type of injury. Some of the therapies include Cold Compression Therapy, Electrical Stimulation, Therapeutic Ultrasound, Therapeutic Exercise, Whirlpool Therapy, and Other treatments such as Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), Immobilization (restricting injured limb’s movement), and Rest.
After sustaining an injury, it is vital for athletes to receive rehabilitative treatment in order to return to function and prevent re-occurrence or even more debilitating injury.