Physical therapy can help athletes recover from these injuries and prevent them from happening again in the future. Physical therapists may use a variety of techniques, including exercise, stretching, manual therapy, and modalities such as heat or ice to help athletes recover from sports injuries.
A sprain is an injury to a ligament, which is a band of tissue that connects bones to each other. Sprains can occur in many parts of the body, including the ankle, knee, wrist, and elbow.
A strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon, which is a band of tissue that connects muscle to bone. Strains can occur in many parts of the body, including the back, neck, hamstring, and groin.
A fracture is a break in a bone. Fractures can occur in many parts of the body, including the wrist, arm, leg, ankle, and foot.
A dislocation is an injury where a bone is forced out of its normal position. Dislocations can occur in many parts of the body, including the shoulder, finger, and knee.
A concussion is a brain injury caused by a blow to the head. Symptoms of a concussion may include headaches, dizziness, confusion, and memory problems.
Rotator Cuff Injuries
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that hold the shoulder joint in place. Rotator cuff injuries can occur from repetitive overhead motions or traumatic injuries, and can result in pain, weakness, and limited range of motion in the shoulder.
Tennis elbow is a condition where the outer part of the elbow becomes painful and tender. It is often caused by repetitive use of the forearm muscles and tendons.
Runner's knee is a common term for pain around the kneecap that is often caused by overuse or improper tracking of the patella (kneecap).
Shin splints are a common term for pain and inflammation in the shin bone (tibia) and surrounding muscles. They are often caused by repetitive stress from running or jumping.
Achilles tendonitis is an overuse injury that causes pain and inflammation in the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. It is often caused by repetitive stress from running or jumping.