What Are Sports Injuries?
Sports injuries occur during physical activity. They usually result from the overuse of a muscle, ligament, or joint. They can also be caused by a force being placed on the body that is greater than the body can structurally withstand.
We see a variety of sports injuries here at our practice. The most common injuries we see are tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, and rotator cuff injuries. Whatever your sports injuries are, we can help you heal and treat your injury at the source so you can get back to your game.
- Sudden severe pain
- Restriction of joint movement
- Swelling or bruising
- Clicking or popping noise
- Stiffness or weakness
Golfer's elbow is a type of elbow tendonitis that affects the tendons that connect the forearm to the elbow. Golfer's elbow can cause pain and tenderness on the inside of your elbow. It can also cause weakness in the hands and wrists and tingling in the fingers.
Some cases of golfer's elbow will get better on their own with rest, but other cases will require a doctor to treat. If your elbow is inflamed, you can't bend your elbow, or your elbow looks deformed, means you need to reach out and seek medical treatment.
Rotator Cuff Injuries
A rotator cuff injury, also referred to as a rotator cuff tear, is a tear in the group of muscles that stabilize your shoulder joint. This injury is usually caused by repetitive motions and is common in baseball players and tennis players.
Some signs that you have a torn rotator cuff are that you have trouble raising your arm, have weakness in your shoulder, have pain in the shoulder region, or hear a clicking or popping when you raise your shoulder. It's important to seek medical treatment for a torn rotator cuff as it will usually require medical treatment to heal.
Tennis elbow is caused by repeated wear and tear on the tendons that attach to the elbow. Tennis elbow doesn't just affect tennis players. It can affect anyone who engages in repetitive bending motions with their arms. People like painters, carpenters, and plumbers are all at a heightened risk for developing tennis elbow.
If you are experiencing pain in your elbow, accompanied by swelling, it's a sign that you need to see a doctor. Other signs that indicate you need to seek medical treatment for your tennis elbow are difficulty in moving your arm and lumps and bulges in your elbow.
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