Sports Injury Treatment in CT & NY
Sports injuries occur due to trauma or overuse of the muscles or joints. The majority of sports injuries are caused by minor trauma involving the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones.
The most common sports injuries include:
A sprain is the overstretching or tearing of ligaments, the tough bands of fibrous tissue that connect two bones together. Sprains often occur when walking or exercising on an uneven surface, pivoting during an exercise or sport, or landing awkwardly from a jump.
A strain is a stretched or torn muscle or tendon. Tendons are the fibrous cords of tissue that connect bones to muscles. Strains are often caused by overuse, force or stretching.
A fracture is a break in the bone. It occurs when there is more force applied to the bone than the bone can absorb. Fractures can occur from falls, trauma, or as a result of a direct blow to the body.
A dislocation is a condition that occurs when the bones of a joint are knocked from their normal position. This injury temporarily deforms and immobilizes the joint. Trauma, falls, and contact sports are the most common causes of dislocation.
Symptoms of a Sports Injury
Common symptoms of sports injuries include:
- Sudden, severe pain
- Leg or arm weakness
- Inability to put weight on knee, ankle, foot or leg
- Tenderness at injury site
- Inability to move joint as normal
Treatment for Sports Injuries
There are many treatment options available for sports injuries, including:
- Medication, such as NSAIDs
- Home care, such as resting and the RICE method
- Physical therapy
- Sports medicine
At Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation of NY & CT, we offer a variety of personalized treatments to help you find relief. To learn more about which treatment is right for you, schedule an appointment today!