Breckenridge PT: Sports Injuries

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Find Relief For Your Sports Injury & Learn How To Avoid Them

• Strains. A strain occurs when a muscle or tendon is pulled, torn, or twisted. Strains are non-contact injuries, such as those that occur from overstretching. A common example of a strain is a muscle spasm. A back or neck strain is a very common injury treated in physical therapy. • Knee injuries. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the knee is the most commonly injured joint. Orthopedic surgeons see more than 5.5 million people annually for knee injuries, which can include runner’s knee (pain or tenderness close to the kneecap at the front side of the knee), iliotibial band syndrome (pain on the outer side of the knee), and tendonitis. Severe knee injuries often include bone bruises or damage to the cartilage or ligaments. • Shin splints. Shin splints occur when there is pain along the large bone in the front of the lower leg, known as the tibia or shin bone. Shin splints most commonly occur in runners, especially those who are just starting a running program. This is usually due to poor alignment of the body, or weakness in the leg muscles. If you or someone you know has suffered a sports injury or you would like to learn how to avoid them, Call TODAY to schedule with Breckenridge Physical Therapy!

Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. For many people, playing sports is a fun way to burn extra calories, socialize, and get fit. Unfortunately, this also means the occasional sports injury or a flare up of an old injury or condition. You don’t have to be a professional or even an amateur athlete to suffer a sports injury. In fact, many times, thosemost susceptible to sports injuries are people who have just started exercising or participate on a recreational level. If you have sustained an injury while exercising, Breckenridge Physical Therapy can help. Contact us today to get started!

WHAT SPORTS INJURY DO I HAVE? Some of the most common sports injuries include:

• Sprains. A sprain occurs when the connective tissue that joins the end of the bone with another is stretched or torn. Those connective tissues are known as ligaments. Sprains are caused by trauma, such as a fall or blow to the body that knocks a joint out of position. Ankles, knees, and wrists are most vulnerable to sprains. However, back, neck, and shoulder sprains are also common.

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