Sports Injury Therapy

If you are experiencing lingering pain, tenderness, or other symptoms, then there may be an underlying reason that deserves being discussed youre your doctor.

It is not safe to ignore lingering symptoms. Instead of being tempted to do this, it is always best to seek professional medical advice. If there is some underlying cause, then the sooner treatment is begun, the better the chances are of a full recovery. Even if a full recovery is not possible, then treatment can still help relieve the symptoms and reduce the impact of the condition.

Serious sports injury symptoms include:

• Being unable to place weight on a leg, knee, ankle, or foot,
• Excessive swelling (edema),
• Limping,
• Loss of range of motion,
• Movement issues,
• Numbness,
• Severe pain,
• Severe tenderness,
• Stiffness,
• The injury is an old injury that aches, swelling, or is causing pain,
• The joint doesn’t feel normal or feels unstable,
• Upward Crescendo, which occurs when the pain progressively increases with activity,

If your sports injure causes any of the above symptoms, then you should seek immediate medical advice from doctors in one or more of the following medical fields:

Treatment Options

• Chiropractic: treatments use physical manipulation to various treat muscle, joint, and bone problems and injuries, and the effects such problems have on the nervous system. Chiropractors place special emphasis on the spine, and this explains why they are associated with treating bad backs.

• Osteopathy: is a complementary therapy that employs a range of physical and manual techniques to treat muscle, joint, and nerve problems and injuries.

• Physiotherapy: is group of well-established treatments and techniques which often involve physical manipulation of the affected areas. Physiotherapy treatments are commonly offered in doctors’ surgeries, gymnasiums, sports centers, and hospitals. A broad range of physiotherapy treatments are available, and most physiotherapists specialize in treating specific parts of the body. As a result, some guidance may be required to help you choose the right therapist for you. Sports Physiotherapist are specially trained to treat sports related injuries.

• Podiatry: is the diagnosis and treatment of disorders which affect the lower leg and foot. Podiatry can relieve painful symptoms and provide preventive care for conditions that affect the feet. For example, orthoses are special insoles that can address a range of problems including pronation by holding the foot in stable positions and preventing it from rolling inwards.

Recommendations

Depending on the nature and severity of the Sports Injury, your doctor may recommend one or more of the following treatments:

• Immobilization is a common treatment for sports injuries, and involves preventing movement in injured areas to prevent more damage. Slings, splints, casts, and leg immobilizers are used to immobilize sports injuries.

• Rehabilitation (physical therapy)

• Surgery may be needed for particularly serious injuries, such as to repair torn tendons and ligaments, put broken bones back into place, and so on.

In addition, your doctor will recommend, or even insist, that you do the following:

• Stop playing / exercising until the injury is fully healed,
• Take precautions against further injuries and aggravating the old injury.