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What are the causes of sports injuries?

March 2nd, 2019
Sports Injuries

You don’t have to be an athlete to acquire a painful sports injury. The physical trauma and damage to the body can have a negative lasting effect if not treated properly. Although a sprained ankle may not seem too bad, these injuries can lead to long-term disabilities.

Here we will explain the types of injuries, causes, and ways to prevent and heal them, so that you can eliminate pain and get back to your sport and normal activity.

The two types of sports injuries

  • Acute — This is an injury that occurs suddenly, such as an awkward landing or fall. Examples could be shoulder dislocations, wrist fractures and hamstring muscle pain.
  • Overuse and repetitive strain — These are caused by repeated overuse of joints or muscles.

Potential sports injury causes

Injuries to the tendons, soft tissues, muscles, ligaments or bones can be caused by but are not limited to:

  • Improper warm-up
  • Heavy impact/hits
  • Falls
  • Sudden accidents
  • Poor technique
  • Overtraining
  • Overuse and repetitive strain

How can sport injuries be prevented?

To know how to prevent sports injuries from occurring, the things to remember are fairly simple. Be sure to wear the right gear, take breaks often and increase your flexibility. You can also strengthen your muscles. Whatever you do, be sure to play safe and do not play through pain. This will only ultimately worsen your condition and wear at the tissue.

Getting back in the game after a sports injury

Are you suffering from a sports injury and need to get back on the road to recovery? The physical therapy experts at Rehab Access are ready to help!

We can perform an evaluation to check your functionality of the injured area, strength and range of motion. From there, we can create an individualized treatment plan. We proudly offer services like physical therapy and Kinesio Taping to adults, pediatric patients as well as seniors.

Don’t let a sports injury hold you back from athletic activities. Contact us today to learn more about how we treat sports injuries or to schedule an initial appointment.