Sports Medicine

What is a Sports Injury?

Sports injuries are physical harms that occur during participation in sports or exercise activities. These injuries are common among athletes but can also happen to anyone engaging in physical activities. The nature of these injuries can vary widely, from minor ailments such as bruises and sprains to more severe conditions like fractures, torn ligaments, and concussions. They typically result from accidents, inadequate training, improper use of protective devices, or insufficient stretching and warm-up exercises. Some sports injuries are acute, occurring suddenly during activity, while others, like stress fractures or tendonitis, develop over time due to repetitive motion.

What are Signs & Symptoms of a Sports Injury?

  • Pain or Discomfort
  • Swelling
  • Reduced Range of Motion
  • Weakness
  • Instability
  • Visible Bruising or Discoloration
  • Deformity
  • Popping or Crunching Sound
  • Numbness or Tingling

It’s important to recognize these symptoms early, as continued activity can exacerbate the injury.

What Are Some Treatment Options for a Sports Injury?

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation
  • Pain Relievers
  • Physical Therapy
  • Immobilization
  • Surgery
  • Preventative Measures
  • Alternative Therapies