One of the most common sports injuries is a fractured clavicle, or fractured collarbone. Fractures occur from an impact to the shoulder or from a fall onto an outstretched arm. Fractures may be partial or complete, most often fractures require surgical repair and immobilization while they heal.
A tibia fracture results from a rolled ankle with significant weight bearing forces impacting the trauma. Tibia fractures occasionally occur in running and jumping sports involving change of direction. A stress fracture to the tibia, may occur as a result of overuse often associated with a recent increase or high volume of running.
Don’t think that just because you are not suffering from an injury or in pain that you won’t benefit from seeing a physical therapist. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. One Body, One Choice.
Physical therapy promotes recovery from Achilles tendon injuries by addressing issues such as pain or swelling of the affected area, and any lack of strength, flexibility, or body control. When the condition remains untreated, pain will persist and may result in a complete tear of the Achilles tendon, which often requires surgery to repair.
More than two-thirds of runners who injure their hamstrings will re-injure their hamstring within a year. As with most injuries, recurrence results from not treating the injury properly from the onset.
People with low back pain who regularly exercise report fewer recurring pain episodes and are more likely to stay active and functional when pain flares.
Plantar fasciitis for runners is characterized by a sharp pain in the heel and arch of the foot. Any nerve pain is clinically known as neuropathy . Little is known as to the exact cause of neuropathic pain, or nerve pain.
When a meniscus tear occurs, you may hear a popping sound around your knee joint. Typical symptoms include acute pain when the area is touched, swelling, limited mobility and not being able to put any weight on your knee.
Ankle sprains occur when the foot twists or turns beyond its normal range of movement, causing the ligaments connecting the bones of the leg, ankle, and foot to overstretch or tear. The ankle joint is one of the major weight-bearing structures in the body.
Physical therapy is often one of the best choices you can make to manage chronic pain or injury. Regular exercise will strengthen your muscles, your heart, increase mobility and you’ll feel better.