Sports injuries are very common, not just among athletes but among anyone who is physically active.
Overuse and poor technique are the most common causes, both resulting in repetitive motion injuries.
Most Common Sports Injuries
We’ve seen and treated a number of sports injuries in our facility, including:
• Knee ligament tears
This refers to a tear of any of the four ligaments of the knee – anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), lateral collateral ligament (LCL), and medial collateral ligament (MCL).
• Sprains and strains
Sprains are injuries affecting the ligaments or the bands of tissue that connect two bones together while strains are injuries affecting a muscle or ligaments.
• Achilles tendon rupture
This may be a partial or a complete rupture of the Achilles tendon. Sudden accelerations and forceful jumping or pivoting can lead to this injury.
• Shoulder impingement
This rubbing of the rotator cuff between the humerus and outer edge of the shoulder causes swelling, pain, and irritation.
• Tennis elbow
As its name implies, this injury is common among tennis players or athletes of any sport involving repetitive motions of the wrist and arms. When you have this, you may experience pain and swelling.
• Diagnosing and Treating Sports Injuries
At South Florida Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, we use hands-on evaluations and imaging tests to confirm your injury and determine the location and severity.
We have a highly individualized approach to treatment. We know that anyone can be prone to sports injuries – whether you’re doing sports full time, part-time, or just whenever. Our team is ready to provide you with the best orthopaedic care possible.
We are one of the largest and most advanced orthopaedics practices on the Treasure Coast in South Florida. Aside from doctors, we have certified athletic trainers and physical therapists who can help you ace your game or go back to it safely after an injury.
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