Sports injuries don’t just happen to professional athletes. No matter what level of athletic competition you’re at, we know how important it is to get back on the field. Our staff at Integra Medical Center in Robinson Township works with you to develop a rehab program that helps to heal your current injury while teaching you how to prevent future sports injuries.
Who Uses Sports Injury Rehabilitation?
Sports injury rehabilitation can be used for either post-injury or preventative treatments. The following are common injuries that require sports injury rehabilitation.
- Injuries that required surgeries such as ACL reconstruction, meniscus tears, rotator cuff repair
- Acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Tendonitis and bursitis
- Sports injuries
Causes of Sports Injuries
Sports injuries can result from a variety of circumstances. The following are some of the most common causes of sports injuries:
- Incorrect training techniques
- Failing to wear protective sports equipment
- Excessive training
- Not warming up and stretching before exercise
Rehab For Sports Injuries In Robinson Township
Our staff in Robinson Township offers the following rehabilitative treatments:
Our medical staff uses pain management treatments to immediately alleviate pain. Once your pain is relieved, we can work with you to to develop a physical rehabilitation program to help heal your injury. The following are some of the pain management treatments offered by West Hills in Robinson Township.
Knee Injections contain sodium hyaluronate which works as a shock absorber in the knee joint by mimicking the naturally occurring substances in the knee. These injections help the knee to move smoothly while decreasing knee pain.
Trigger Point Injections
Tiny, tightened knots, called trigger points, can begin to form when muscles are injured or overworked. Trigger points can result in painful muscle spasms when attempting to contract and relax the muscles. Trigger point injections are used to relax these muscle spasms.
Rehab For Sports Injuries In Robinson Township
Through physical rehabilitation3 and other natural methods, our rehabilitation programs help to heal your injury holistically rather than with drugs or surgery. Our rehab programs include treatments such as massage, heat therapy, and exercise to improve strength and mobility, increase endurance and flexibility, and restore balance and range of motion. Our chiropractic staff in Robinson Township will take the time to talk with you about your symptoms and works with you to develop a rehabilitation program to get you back in the game.
How to Prevent Sports Injuries
Some accidents are unavoidable. However, there are several ways to protect your body and avoid sports injuries while playing your best on the field.
The following are a few ways to prevent sports injuries:
Warm Up And Stretch
Warming up before exercising loosens your muscles and prepares your body for the workout ahead. Stretching after lightly jogging for up to 10 minutes is a great way to warm your muscles and prepare your body for activity.
Wear The Right Shoes
Proper fitting athletic shoes stabilize your body and absorb the shock of your movements while you work out. Wearing shoes that are unsupportive or that do not fit correctly can result in injury.
Learning the proper technique for the exercises you want to do is the most important part of exercising safely. Try working with a personal trainer to learn the proper way to build strength and muscle while avoiding injury.
Wear Protective Sports Gear
Many amateur athletes toss their protective gear to the side during long practices. However, wearing the proper athletic equipment could be the difference between a healthy season and one spent on the bench. Wearing the assigned safety gear including helmets, goggles, and mouth guards can protect your body and help prevent injuries.
Fuel Up With Food
Long workouts deplete your body’s energy and nutritional resources. Replenishing with healthy foods after a workout provides you with the quality fuel it needs to function. Speaking with your doctor to learn what and how much to eat to help facilitate a full recovery and prevent sports injuries.
Take A Day Off
Your body can take up to 60 hours to repair damaged muscle tissue after a hard workout. Rest days can reduce your risk of injury by allowing your muscles and tissues to recover on their own.
Stop When You Need To
Knowing when your body has had enough is essential when avoiding injuries. If you begin to experience pain or fatigue, stop playing immediately. Forcing yourself to play past your body’s limits can cause injuries that could put you on the disabled list.
If you have specific questions about sports injuries that haven’t been answered here, you can Ask The Doctor by completing the form to the right. A member of our staff will contact you as soon as possible.