Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries

Get Back To The Game You Love With Effective Sports Injury Treatment!

Physical Therapy Can Help You In Recovery

It is important to stay healthy when doing your sport, whether you're a professional athlete or a weekend “gym rat!”

Any injury incurred during physical activity can be identified as a sports injury, if you’ve sustained one, Full Circle Physical Therapy is here to get you off the sidelines and back in the game.

With the aid of one of our devoted Monterey physical therapists, you won’t simply wait around for your injury to heal. You’ll get back to the sport you enjoy faster, and you’ll decrease your risk of reinjury in the future.

Have you sustained one of these sports injuries?

There are a number of different injuries that can occur while performing an athletic activity. However, the most common forms of sports injury include:

Strain or "pulled muscle"

A strain is often referred to as a "pulled muscle" which happens when the muscle is extended beyond its limits by a tendon binding your muscle to the bone. Once the tendon has been overstretched, it is more likely to be stressed again.

Shin splints

Medial tibial stress syndrome is the medical term for shin splints. Usually, this pain is caused by tension exerted on the shinbone and the underlying connective tissues.

Shin splints are painful and frequently debilitating, but by wearing proper footwear, warming up before exercise, and strengthening the muscles of the heart and leg, you can prevent them.

Sprain

When a ligament linking one bone to another is stretched beyond its limits, a sprain occurs. When it happens one time, it's more likely to happen again.

Knee injuries

Your knee is the most complicated joint in the body and it is also one of the areas that gets injured most often.

Knee injuries can include dull aches that extend from your hip to your knee, injuries that make moving the knee painful for repeated use, or more serious injuries such as an ACL tear.

Common causes of sports injuries

One of the best things you can do for a sports injury is to treat it as soon as possible. The word "sports injury" is all-encompassing, including any kind of injury that happens during physical activity.

Whether you’re lifting heavy weights at the gym or running in ill-fitting shoes, sports injuries can happen just the same as they can by throwing a bat too hard or rolling the ankle on the soccer field.

Depending on how serious the injury is, your health history, and whether or not the injury needs surgical intervention, the care plan and period of recovery can vary.

How will physical therapy help me get back in the game?

Our Monterey physical therapists are specialists in movement. They can assist you in achieving your physical goals. In order to help get you back into the game as soon as possible, they will recommend an individualized treatment plan for you based on your personal needs.

In order to enhance your range of motion and minimize scar tissue, the plan will possibly include manual therapy, stretches to improve balance and mobility, and strengthening exercises to improve the injured area as well as its surrounding areas.

First, a therapist will conduct a series of tests and ask you questions about your medical history, pain symptoms, and fitness goals. They will also review diagnostic tests, such as X-rays, MRI, or ultrasounds. The essence of your injury, your fitness level, and your lifestyle will be taken into account when your treatment plan is created.

All of these steps are taken to help you heal and avoid more injuries from happening in the future after your sports injury.

Have you recently sustained a sports injury? If so, don’t hesitate to request an appointment at Full Circle Physical Therapy in Monterey, CA.

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