When you push your body so hard in physical competition, you’re bound to eventually have some type of injury. In many cases, sports injuries are minor and can be treated using the simple RICE principle: rest, ice, compress and elevate. However, some sports injuries are more serious and require medical assistance.
Serious injuries can occur in a moment or may develop slowly over time. If you’re an athlete, listen to what your body tells you and look out for the signs of a serious injury. Signs of pain and other symptoms may be the sign of a sports injury, such as:
- Sprains and strains
- ACL injuries in the knee
- Dislocated joints
Sports injury treatments
It’s important to stop competing and seek treatment when you notice serious pain. Pushing through the pain may result in further injury and permanent disability.
Your doctor should be able to examine your pain and determine the underlying cause. He or she can then recommend the right treatment for you. There are many kinds of sports injuries, so treatments widely vary. Treatment for your injury may include:
- Assistive devices — Devices like slings and casts may help support and immobilize the injured area while it recovers.
- Surgery — Some injuries are too severe for rest and icing. Injuries like fractures and torn ligaments may require surgery for treatment.
- Physical therapy — Physical therapists are the go-to choice for many athletes. Physical therapists can help reduce pain, improve recovery time and reduce the need for surgery. Physical therapy treatments can help athletes stay fit while recovering so there is no lapse between recovery and competition.
Contact Armor Physical Therapy in Battle Creek, MI for sports injury treatment
Whether you’re an athlete suffering from a traumatic injury or a slowly-building one, physical therapy can help you. Contact us today to talk to one of our team members about what we can do to help you recover from your injury.
Our Battle Creek, Michigan location:
710 North Ave.
Battle Creek, Michigan 49017
Armor Physical Therapy has clinics in multiple cities throughout Michigan. If Battle Creek is too far for you, please visit our locations page to find the clinic most convenient for you.