Sports injuries happen to athletes participating in sporting events and are very common occurrences. Often they are caused by overuse of a body part or hard contact with something.
What are the most common sports injuries?
- Sprains and strains
- Knee injuries
- Torn muscles
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Pain along the shin bone
- Joint pain
What are the signs of a sports injury?
- Loss of function or range of motion
- Numbness and tingling
What are sports injury treatments?
Sports injury treatment usually begins with rest, ice, compression and elevation. Sports injury treatments are intended to minimize inflammation so that the overall healing process is accelerated. Additional sports injury treatments include:
- Pain medications
What are some suggestions for sports injury prevention?
Sports injury prevention includes the following:
- Wear and use proper gear
- Warm up slowly
- Listen to your body
- Train for your sport
For additional information on sports injury management please call Southeast Pain and Spine Care to schedule an appointment with one of our pain management doctors.