Sports injuries on the rise

September 24, 2019

This is the time of year when sports injuries require a physicians care. Sports injury doctors in Brooklyn, NY say they have seen a huge jump in athletic injuries due to fall sports. Prevention and proper treatment is the key to ensuring that athletes stay healthy and active. ACL injuries are on a high. Including patella dislocations, ankle injuries are pretty common among athletes. 

 

"A patellar dislocation is a knee injury in which the patella (kneecap) slips out of its normal position. ... A patellar dislocation typically occurs when the knee is straight and the lower leg is bent outwards when twisting. Occasionally it occurs when the knee is bent and the patella is hit." 

Patellar dislocation - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Patellar_dislocation

 

Brooklyn pain doctors offer treatment for many of these types of injuries; keeping athletes playing is a high objective for sports injury doctors. Physical rehabilitation, continuous training is really important to recovery. 

 

 

Common types of injuries

  • Sprains. Overstretching or tearing the ligaments results in a sprain. ...

  • Strains. Overstretching or tearing muscles or tendons results in a sprain. ...

  • Knee injuries. ...

  • Swollen muscles. ...

  • Achilles tendon rupture. ...

  • Fractures. ...

  • Dislocations. ...

  • Rotator cuff injury

 

Most painful types of sports injuries

  • Broken Ribs. ...

  • Turf Toe. ...

  • High Ankle Sprain. ...

  • Broken Tailbone. ...

  • Quadruple Knee-Ligament Injury. ...

  • Dislocated Elbow.

Sometimes it can take a bit longer to return to sports or other strenuous activities with these types of serious sports injuries.

 

What is a common musculoskeletal sport injury?

 

The most common sports injuries are strains and sprains

 

  • Sprains are injuries to ligaments, the tough bands connecting bones in a joint.

  • Strains are injuries to muscle fibers or tendons, which anchor muscles to bones.

What are common chronic injuries?

 

Some common examples of chronic injuries are stress fractures, tennis elbow, shin splint, runner's knee and heel inflammation. These injuries are commonly related to one of the following – improper technique, trying to progress too fast or overdoing certain motions while playing a sport.

 

Take the necessary steps, listen to your body and consult with Brooklyn pain doctors as soon as an injury happens. ​

 

Resources:

 

https://news.llu.edu/health-wellness/5-common-sport-injuries-what-you-need-know

http://painandinjury.com/blog/category/sports-injury/

 

 

Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation (RICE)

 

If you've ever hurt your ankle or had another type of sprain or strain, chances are your doctor recommended rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE) as one of your first treatments. 

 

The RICE method is a simple self-care technique that helps reduce swelling, ease pain, and speed up healing.Apr 30, 2019 https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/rice-method-injuries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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