Sports injuries and workplace injuries can be frustrating. Not only do they interfere with your ability to engage in your favorite pursuits, they also make day-to-day activities much harder. Some injuries will recover with rest, but in other cases a visit to a sports medicine doctor is in order. Synergy Health offers a sports injury clinic to help you recover from acute or chronic injuries.
Common Sports Injury Types
Sports injuries can be acute, or chronic. Acute injuries are things like a sprained ankle from getting your foot caught in some turf while playing football, or an injured wrist from falling when ice skating. These injuries typically heal quickly with rest. Chronic injuries are longer-lasting ones such as bursitis or a shoulder impingement, caused by repetitive motions such as swinging a golf club or cricket bat.
Injuries from recreational sports such as golf, tennis and bowling are surprisingly common, with 1.8 out of every 1,000 participants experiencing an injury each year. Fortunately, an injury doesn’t have to mean you’ll need to give up on your chosen sport. Rehabilitative therapies can get you back on the green, court or pitch in no time.
Treating Sports Injuries
If you’ve been injured while playing a sport, it’s a good idea to see a sports medicine doctor to work out how serious the injury is. Many minor injuries will get better quickly if you rest them while trying to stay lightly active. Work out a return-to-play plan with your doctor, so you can come back safely from the injury.
More serious, chronic, or recurring injuries could require a more thorough approach to treatment. For example, if you’re finding you’re getting shoulder issues regularly when playing golf, that could be a sign there’s something wrong with your swing. The cause of that could be stiffness or posture issues. Once you recognize that the site of the pain isn’t always the cause of the pain, it becomes easier to find lasting solutions to your injury issues.
Innovative Sports Injury Treatment at Synergy Health
Don’t let a sports injury take you out of your favorite activities. The team at Synergy Health can help you get back on the golf course or perform your best at work. Our professional physical therapists offer innovative, non-surgical, and opioid-free ways to treat sports injuries. From massage therapies and chiropractic treatments to laser and injection therapies, our sports medicine doctors take a comprehensive approach to diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
If you’re struggling with a sports injury, contact the Synergy Health team today to schedule a consultation at a time that suits you. Our team can help you get back to the sport you love and feel strong and confident in your body.