Being active is the BEST thing we can do for our bodies. Sometimes, however; you can injure yourself when enjoying a game or activity. Common causes of sport injuries include: a simple accident, poor technique, improper warm up, or perhaps a lack of cross-training. Anyone can be injured at any time, but age certainly does play a role in your flexibility and ability to recover.
If you find yourself injured, start your recovery by seeking medical attention. North Texas Pain Institute offers a wide variety of treatments options for the entire athletic spectrum to help you in your journey back to peak health and fitness. Learn more about our minimally invasive treatments for sports injuries including injections, chiropractic care, and pain treatment by calling (214) 915-2619
The Achilles Tendon is located in the rear of the leg and connects the calf to the heel. Achilles tendonitis begins as a dull pain and progresses to a more severe pain after activity such as climbing stairs, running, or sprinting.
Hamstring strains are the injuries that athletes and active individuals experience most often. Hamstring strains are also very painful. They are frequently seen in athletes who participate in basketball, running, skating, football, and similar sports. The three muscles that run along the back of your thigh get overloaded and result in sudden and severe pain; typically requiring treatment.
An ACL injury is the tearing of one of four ligaments that connect your shinbone to your thighbone. Development of an ACL injury is most common in those who play sports that require them to change direction such as soccer, football, or basketball. It can be incredibly painful and often needs medical attention.
Bursitis is a painful condition that involves the cushion sacs that are connected to the bones in the hips, as well as shoulders and elbows. Bursitis tends to occur due to repetitive motion and overuse.
ILIOTIBIAL(IT) BAND SYNDROME
IT Band injuries are an injury that frequently appears in runners. This injury occurs when the tough band of tissue that extends from the outside of your hip to the outside of your knee becomes so tight that it rubs against the outside portion of your femur. It is as painful as it sounds and requires medical treatment to alleviate.
Our knees interact and intersect with several bones and ligaments. Knee pain can happen from a variety of injuries including ACL, MCL, IT band, torn meniscus, and other injuries tied to athletics and overtraining. Knee pain is one of the most common forms of chronic pain.
An MCL tear is a specific injury to the medial collateral ligament which is in the inner part of your knee, but on the outside of the joint. The ligaments in our bodies are there to add stability, and the MCL connects a variety of bones together. The MCL is frequently the source of a sprain or injury due to its high level of interaction with the other bones and ligaments in our legs.
The most common type of arthritis is Knee Osteoarthritis. It tends to get worse over time as it is a wear and tear condition. The cartilage that is in your knee deteriorates with use and age. Without proper treatment patients can expect their range of motions and tolerance for walking to be diminished.
When we overtrain our bodies we can injure them. Common overtraining injuries include tendonitis, sprained ankles, IT band injuries and more.
Tendinitis, or tendonitis, is inflammation and irritation of one or more tendons. Athletes such as runners or cyclists are prone to develop inflammation of the patellar tendon due to the repetitive motions required for said activities.
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot and heel pain and involves that strong band of tissue that runs from the heel bone to the toes.
It is imperative that runners strength train or cross train to prevent “wear and tear” injuries such as shin splints, plantar fasciitis, runner’s knee, patella tendonitis, IT band injuries, and other injuries. When runner injuries do occur treatment and rest are necessary for healing.
Pulled muscles or muscle strains occur when muscles are overstretched from overuse, fatigue, and/or improper technique. Muscle strains can happen all over your body including your lower back, neck, and legs.
The meniscus is made up of a rubbery cartilage and acts as a shock absorber between thigh bones and the shin. A tear in the meniscus happens when you twist your knee suddenly. The pain is unmistakable.
Sports injuries can occur when participating in sports such as running, tennis, basketball, track sports, football, soccer and many more. From fractures to tendonitis, sports injuries are very common. It is crucial that you protect your body from wear and tear by cross training. If you are injured, you can help speed up your recovery with rest and proper treatment.
Weightlifting injuries are frequent injuries and include severe injuries such as Degenerative Disc Disease, as well as sprains, hamstring pulls, tennis elbow, IT band injuries, and patellar tendonitis; to name just a few.
Tennis elbow is a misnomer. It is not typically caused by playing tennis. Tennis Elbow refers to the pain on the outer portion of the arm where the forearm meets the elbow. No tennis required.
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