Active Health in Jacksonville, Florida, offers a diverse range of treatments and strategies for sports injuries. Our team will determine a precise treatment program for each respective patient based on assessments and testing.
Sports injuries occur while participating in a sport or while exercising. Children are especially at risk for active injuries, but adults can experience them as well. You are at risk if you play contact sports, don’t warm up properly before activity, and have not been regularly active.
Sports injuries typically occur due to direct impact, overuse of muscles or joints, or the application of force that is greater than the body part can structurally withstand. The most common of all sports-related injuries are strains due to the fact that we use so many muscles and tendons while we are active. Other standard injuries that happen while participating in sports or activities are knee injuries, sprains, rotator cuff injuries, fractures, tennis elbow, concussions, and back injuries.
Your muscles and tendons can become be torn or damaged when they are stretched farther than they should be or they move in unusual ways. The most effective way to reduce the risk of strained muscles and tendons is to stretch and warm-up before jumping into activity.
The knee can be injured in various ways, like tears to the ACL, which are very common. There are knee injuries that will require surgery to correct. While playing contact sports, it is best to wear the proper padding and bracing. Practicing good posture and stretching with help prevent knee injuries, as well.
When your ligaments turn in the wrong way, they can pull or tear, which can be painful and require immobilization. By utilizing pre-workout stretches and warmups you can deter sprains.
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