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6 Most Common Sports Injuries That Physical Therapists Treat

Sports and physical activity can benefit your health. The benefits of exercise offer stress relief, improving one’s mood, and can provide a better night’s sleep. However, with sport activities comes the risk of an injury. Here are some common sports injuries we see at Restore PT & Wellness.

Torn Ligaments & Tendons: Some of the most painful injuries stem from tearing muscles in the groin, hip, knee and shoulder. At times surgery is needed to repair the tear, followed by several months of physical therapy to recondition the damaged tissue.

Tendinitis: Tendinitis is a common condition that involves inflammation of the soft tissue around muscles and bones, most often in the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, or ankle.

Fractures: From skiing to walking, people have been injured and put into a cast. During this time the fracture is immobilized, the muscles weaken. Physical therapy helps return the muscle tissue to a healthy state following an injury.

Arthritis: A number of athletes deal with arthritis as a result of repetitive motion, such as swinging a racket or throwing a ball. Similar to other injuries such as tears or sprains, arthritis can be treated with physical therapy.

Dislocations: Dislocations are joint injuries that force the ends of your bones out of position. The cause is often a fall or a blow, most often from a contact sport.

Low Back Pain: Men and women are equally affected by low back pain, which can range in intensity from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain.

Don't ignore your symptoms! The sooner you address them, the faster the recovery.

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