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Exercising and playing sports is good for you! But sometimes you can injure yourself when playing a great game through a simple accident, poor technique, improper warm up, and of course, a lack of cross-training. While injury can strike anyone at any time, age certainly does play a role in flexibility and your ability to recover. If you get hurt, please stop playing and seek qualified medical attention to begin your recovery. Integrated Pain Consultants offers a variety of treatments for athletes of all kinds to help assist you in your journey back to peak fitness and health. Conventional minimally invasive treatments for sports injuries include injections, stem cell therapy, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to supercharge your body’s own healing powers. Learn more by calling (480) 626-2552 today.
The Achilles Tendon is located on the back of the leg and connects the heel to the calf. Achilles tendonitis starts as a dull pain and is more severe after climbing stairs, running, or sprinting.
An ACL injury is the tearing of one of four ligaments that connect your shinbone to your thighbone. An ACL injury is particularly common in people who play sports that change direction such as soccer, football, or basketball.
Both common and quite painful, hamstring strains are frequently seen in athletes who participate in basketball, running, skating, football, and more. The three muscles that run along the back of your thigh get overloaded and result in sudden and severe pain during exercise.
Bursitis is a painful condition that involves the cushion sacs that are connected to the bones in the hips, as well as shoulders and elbows. Bursitis happens as overuse of certain activities, or repetitive motion.
A classic runner injury – IT Band injuries happen when the tough band of tissue that extends from the outside of your hip to the outside of your knee becomes so tight that it rubs against the outer portion of your femur.
Many bones and ligaments intersect or interact with our knees. Knee pain is felt from a variety of sports injuries including IT band, torn meniscus, ACL, MCL, and other injuries tied to overtraining and sports.
An MCL tear is a specific injury to the medial collateral ligament which is in the inner part of your knee, but on the outside of the joint. Ligaments are designed to add stability, and the MCL connects a variety of bones together and frequently the source of a sprain or injury.
Knee Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and gets worse over time as it’s a wear and tear condition the cartilage in your knee deteriorates with use and age.
Overtraining injuries happen when, well, we overtrain for a specific activity. Common overtraining injuries include sprained ankles, tendonitis, IT band injuries and more.
Tendinitis, or tendonitis, is an irritation and inflammation of one or more tendons. Sports fanatics such as runners and cyclists are prone to develop inflammation of the patellar tendon.
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most frequent causes of heel pain and involves that strong band of tissue that runs from the heel bone to the toes.
Muscle strains, or pulled muscles, happen when they are overstretched through the course of overuse, fatigue, improper technique and more. Muscle strains can be found in your lower back, neck, and legs.
Runners desperately need to strength train or cross train to prevent “wear and tear” injuries such as plantar fasciitis, shin splints, runner’s knee, IT band injuries, patella tendonitis, and more.
Common sports injuries that result in overuse injuries including running, tennis, basketball, track sports, football, soccer and more. From fractures to tendonitis, sports injuries are common, and it’s essential to protect your body from wear and tear by crosstraining. If you are injuries, help expedite your recovery with proper treatment and rest.
The meniscus is formed of rubbery cartilage and acts as a shock absorber between shin and thigh bones. A tear in the meniscus occurs when you suddenly twist your knee.
Did you know many people have tennis elbow, but only a few actually get it while playing tennis? Tennis Elbow describes pain on the outside of the arm where the forearm meets the elbow.
Weightlifting injuries are also common and include the severe injuries such as Degenerative Disc Disease, as well as the hamstring pulls, sprains, tennis elbow, IT band injuries, patellar tendonitis, and more.
If you are suffering from acute or chronic pain due to a sports activity and need help, please contact Integrated Pain Consultants to schedule an evaluation with our team of pain specialists. With three offices open in Scottsdale, Mesa, and Phoenix, Arizona, learn why we are voted “Top Doc” by Phoenix Magazine and read reviews left by other patients of Dr. Nikesh Seth and his amazing team of physicians and providers. Learn more about pain conditions, pain treatment, and please schedule your appointment by calling (480) 626-2552 or book your appointment online today.
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