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The Most Common Sports Injuries

By Megan Shaw on

The types of injuries that people experience in sports come in two different categories: acute or overuse. Acute injuries occur when a trauma is acted upon the body. Running into another player and falling hard are two times when someone might face an acute injury. Many times, muscles, tendons, or ligaments will be injured during these traumatic events.

Muscles and tendons that are stretched or torn result in strains. Ligaments that are stretched or torn are called sprains. The immediate treatment for both types of injury is rest, ice, compression, and elevation, commonly called RICE.

Concussions affect the brain and are difficult to diagnose. However, a person who has a concussion needs to stop the activity until the concussion is completely healed. Helmets don’t protect a person who has a concussion, and athletes who wear a helmet may still get a concussion.

Overuse injuries come from repeated actions done in succession without giving the body time to heal. They represent about half of the injuries suffered by high school athletes. Pitcher’s elbow and tennis elbow are examples of repetitive use injuries. If you have pain that increases with activity, swelling, or your range of motion decreases, you should see a doctor.

The highest rate of sports injuries come from contact sports like football and ice hockey, and high schoolers suffer catastrophic football injuries three times more often than college students. If you get injured, it’s important to stop playing and seek medical help. If you continue to use the injured body part, you could do more damage.

At Proliance Orthopedic Associates, we specialize in getting people through the injuries to their muscles, bones, and joints. From knee and hip replacement to pain management and sports medicine, we work to improve our patients’ lives. If you’ve been injured while playing a sport, you’re going to need a partner in your recovery. We treat more than 50,000 patients every year, so we have the expertise to help you get back on the court or field again. Call us at 425-656-5060 to schedule an appointment and find out how we can treat your injuries and improve your health. Let us get the best in techniques, treatments, and equipment working for you.

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