Many people play sports in some way or another, whether they are playing for fun in their backyard or competitively on a team. Exercising by playing sports can be very beneficial to your health, but sometimes these benefits to your health are outweighed by negative things, such as an injury.
The severity of these injuries can range from minor to very serious, with some injuries requiring surgery to fully heal.
Deciding when to return to sport after injury is complex and multifactorial—an exercise in risk management. Return to sport decisions are made every day by clinicians.
Dr.foot Clinic has a strong focus on sports injury:
●Muscle cramps and spasms
●Lacerations and abrasions
Dr. Foot offers treatments for common sports injuries:
In rare cases, surgery may be necessary for severe injuries including compete tears and compound fractures.
Physical therapy, including a thorough rehabilitation program, is an essential part of the healing process, as it will help the injured area to return to a normal level of functioning. A physical therapy program consists of mobilization of the affected area (when appropriate) as well as an exercise program that consists of a variety of targeted stretching and strengthening exercises to help improve range of motion and strength of the affected area.
Other conservative treatment methods that may be utilized for sports injuries include: