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Sports Injury Treatment Specialist Q&A

Sports Injury Treatment Specialist Q&A

A sports injury is damage to a body part caused by sports, exercise, or athletic activities. Sports injuries, such as bruises, sprains, strains, and nosebleeds, are typically caused by overuse, direct impact, or force beyond the body’s structural capability. Sports injuries can get serious if not treated on time. Dr. Curtis Grote, MD, and his team at Fast Aid Urgent Care provide comprehensive treatment for the injuries you get in sports. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Bulverde Rd San Antonio TX, Bastrop TX, Alamo Ranch San Antonio TX, La Grange TX, Leon Springs San Antonio TX, New Braunfels TX, Potranco Road San Antonio TX, and Dripping Springs TX.

Sports Injury Treatment Specialist Near Me in Bulverde Rd San Antonio, Bastrop, Alamo Ranch San Antonio, La Grange, Leon Springs San Antonio, New Braunfels, Potranco Road San Antonio, and Dripping Springs TX
Sports Injury Treatment Specialist Near Me in Bulverde Rd San Antonio, Bastrop, Alamo Ranch San Antonio, La Grange, Leon Springs San Antonio, New Braunfels, Potranco Road San Antonio, and Dripping Springs TX

Table of Contents:

What are the most common sports injuries?
How do you treat and prevent common sports injuries?
What is the best first method for an injury treatment?
What are the causes of sports injuries?

What are the most common sports injuries?


It is common for sports injuries to occur throughout your body, including bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other structures. Rest, ice, compression, elevation, and over-the-counter pain medications can help treat most minor injuries at home. Immobilization, physical therapy, and surgery may be required for some injuries.

Participating in sports or other physical activities is important for good health, but people often get injured. A sports injury occurs when your body is damaged as a result of sports, exercise, or athletic activities. Sports injuries can be acute (sudden) or chronic (developing over time).

There are a wide variety of common sports injuries. A sudden force applied to a bone may result in a break. Cartilage tears can occur in joints such as the shoulder and knees. Concussions are brain injuries that may result from a blow or bump to the head. When the end of a bone moves out of its normal location, dislocation has occurred.

A sprain occurs when a ligament tears or stretches too much. Sprains vary in severity and are common in the wrist, knee, and ankle. Tendinitis happens following inflammation and swelling of the tissue that connects the bones to the muscles. When your muscle tears or stretches as a result of overextension, a strain occurs.

How do you treat and prevent common sports injuries?


There are several steps and precautions an individual can take to avoid sports injuries. Choosing activities or sports that are less dangerous, such as those with minimal or no contact, reduces the risk of harm. Avoid playing the same sport year-round to limit repetitive stress and strain on the same areas of the body. For this reason, individuals should also vary their routine to include a combination of activities that contribute to strength training, cardiovascular exercise, and flexibility.

Staying hydrated is highly beneficial. Before participating in a sport or strenuous activity, individuals should learn and practice proper techniques. Stretching before and after physical activity reduces injury risks. The use of proper safety equipment and shoes is highly recommended. Rest when you’re tired and listen to your body, stop participating if the activity doesn’t feel right.

What is the best first method for an injury treatment?


A sports injury’s outlook depends on its type and its severity. Sports injuries are usually minor and heal within a few days or weeks with rest and simple recovery strategies. Other injuries are more severe, it can take several months for broken bones and concussions to heal, for example.

The first step is to rest the affected area as much as possible as soon as possible. Weight-bearing activities should be avoided for 24 to 48 hours. Failure to rest the affected area can delay healing, increase pain, or even worsen a moderate or severe injury. Ice the area for 20 minutes at a time every 4 hours after an injury to help reduce pain and swelling.

Ice the injury for no longer than 20 minutes at a time to prevent further tissue damage. Wrap the area with an elastic medical bandage to reduce swelling and internal bleeding. Ensure proper circulation by wrapping snugly but not too tight. The bandage may cause numbness, tingling, increased pain, coolness, or swelling if it is too tight. Gravity will move fluid away from the injured area if the injured body part is raised above heart level.

If none of these measures improve the condition or if the immediate pain is excessive and/or accompanied by additional symptoms, medical attention should be sought.

What are the causes of sports injuries?


Overuse, direct impact, or applying a force greater than the body part can withstand are common causes of sports injuries. Participating in an unfamiliar sport or activity without being aware of proper technique will place one at greater risk of injury.

Similarly, risks increase if the individual participating in the sport is overweight or not wearing proper safety equipment. Sports injury treatments are available at Fast Aid Urgent Care. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Bulverde Rd San Antonio TX, Windcrest TX, Selma TX, Bastrop TX, Paige TX, Smithville TX, Alamo Ranch San Antonio TX, Leon Valley TX, Helotes TX, La Grange TX, Rabbs Prairie TX, Halsted TX, Leon Springs TX, Fair Oaks Ranch TX, Cross Mountain TX, New Braunfels TX, Hunter TX, Zorn TX, Potranco Road San Antonio TX, Rio Medina TX, Rolling Oaks Estates TX, Dripping Springs, TX, Saddletree Ranch TX, and Belterra TX.

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