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Whether you’re a seasoned and trained athlete or weekend warrior, there’s always a chance of incurring a sports injury. Common Sports Injuries Patellofemoral Syndrome Sports injuries involving the lower body are often knee injuries. Patellofemoral syndrome is often caused by a slip or fall onto the knees. There’s pain, swelling and an imbalance of the knee muscle in its groove. Strengthening exercises and stretching can help the muscles correct themselves. In addition, a physical therapist may use bracing techniques or knee taping. Concussion A blow to the head can cause a concussion. It’s a serious injury and should not be taken lightly. Symptoms include headache, dizziness, confusion, vomiting and slurred speech. Any athlete who incurs a concussion should have immediate medical attention. Treatment with a physical therapist can help with the headaches and dizziness associated with a concussion. ACL Tear The ACL is a major ligament in the knee. ACL strain or tear can be caused when playing sports due to a sudden change in directions or coming to a sudden stop. There’s swelling and instability in movement with an ACL tear. Aggressive physical therapy can assist with recovery. Hip Flexor Strain The hip flexor muscles are located in the upper, front thigh. Sprinting, running inclines and sudden movement can cause a hip flexor strain. There may be bruising in the thigh area along with inflammation and pain. Stretching and range of motion exercises with a physical therapist assist with recovery. Shin Splints With shin splints, there’s typically a pain in the lower leg bone- the tibia. It’s common with runners. Rest and ice can ease the pain, and a good pair of shoes with arch support can help. Shoulder Injury Shoulder injuries range from dislocations and misalignments to strains and sprains. The shoulder is a weak joint and prone to injuries during sports activities. Rest and icing should help with pain and swelling. Tennis or Golf Elbow This condition is known as an overuse sports injury. Repetitive actions inflame the forearm and wrist. Icing and rest generally help, but stretching techniques and strengthening exercises with a physical therapist help even more.
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