WHAT ARE THEY?
Sports injuries can occur in any body region, and can be very scary for patients. When competing in athletics, it is inevitable that muscles, tendons and joints are going to be occasionally overworked by the repetition of certain movements and techniques. Sports injuries can also occur because of incidents and physical trauma during participation. At Wake Sports Medicine, we use many different non-surgical treatments to help address sports injuries of all types and get you back to full activity faster.
Overuse Sports Injury
With an increase in child sports specialization, performing repetitive techniques (often times year round) can increase younger athletes chances of getting a sports injury. The body is growing a lot through youth athletic years and continues to grow on up into high school and college. Repetitious movements day in and day out throughout this period can interfere with the growth process and cause injuries.
However, these repetitive techniques can also affect older athletes as well. When you are younger you can usually recover faster which can help you bounce back from activity on a day to day basis. As you get older, repetitive movements on a regular basis, without proper rest and recovery, can lead to sports overuse injuries as well.
Traumatic Sports Injury
Traumatic injuries can occur in all kinds of sports, but are most common in contact sports like hockey, football and rugby. However, collisions between individuals, objects and the ground can occur in most athletic activities. Unanticipated movements and forces placed on certain body parts during athletic maneuvers can also cause trauma to the body. Some examples of traumatic sports injuries are:
WHAT CAN BE DONE ?
At Wake Sports Medicine, we will fully evaluate the injury with X-rays and an exam, and create a comprehensive plan. We are able to treat any injury from the shoulders down to the toes (excluding the neck and back). Our goal is to get you back to full athletic activity by using non-surgical orthopedic treatments to address your sports injury.
This may include:
Rest and guidance on limitations of activity
Making a Sports Injury Appointment
We aim to get our patients in as fast as possible at Wake Sports Medicine, and can frequently provide an appointment within 24-48 hours for acute injuries. Depending on the injury, we may even be able to provide a SAME DAY appointment. All appointments at Wake Sports Medicine are with our Sports Medicine Physician , Dr. Kanaan. For more information about our services, contact us at our Raleigh, NC office.
Physical Therapy Appointments
For many orthopedic conditions physical therapy is key to improving both pain, and healing times. At Wake Sports Medicine in Raleigh, NC we will discuss your problem in depth with you, and together we will create a plan that can reasonably be achieved with the help of a good physical therapist.