Treating Sports Injuries
Sports can be a lot of fun until someone gets hurt–especially when that someone is you. Whether you’ve twisted your ankle during a game of tennis or you’ve fractured your foot during a particularly rough game of football, a visit to a sports injury podiatrist is usually the best first step to take. Not only do sports injuries prevent further participation and cause pain, but you may be unaware of how badly you’ve injured your foot or ankle. Injuries range from tendon and ligament stress and tears to bone fractures and breaks, and none of these should go untreated. Whatever your injury–even if you don’t know what caused it–we suggest you make an appointment with a podiatrist near you that specializes in sports injuries and get the care you need and deserve.
Types of Sports Injuries
Sports injuries can range anywhere from muscle sprains/strains to dislocated joints or fractured/broken bones! According to Very Well Health, some causes of sports injuries include poor training practices, improper equipment or physical support, lack of proper conditioning, and insufficient warm-up and stretching. In many sports, certain parts of the body receive more impact or stress than others. This can include the knees, shins, ankles, shoulders, backs, and hips, all of which require proper diagnostic testing and treatment models.
Some common sports injuries include:
Many of these injuries are extremely treatable with the proper knowledge of what kind of injury you’re dealing with, and there are many things you can do to prevent these injuries from happening in the first place, or from happening again if you’ve already been injured.