Sports Injuries

Orthocenter

Orthopedic Surgery located in Red Bank, NJ & Morganville, NJ

Sports injuries, like plantar fasciitis or an ankle sprain, can affect any active individual, not just people who participate in organized sports. The team of board-certified orthopedic surgeons at Orthocenter offers comprehensive care for sports injuries to help you get back to the activities you enjoy. To receive care for a sports injury, call the office in Red Bank, New Jersey, or request an appointment online today. 

What is a sports injury?

Sports injuries happen during physical activities such as playing sports or exercising. These injuries affect the musculoskeletal system, which includes:

  • Joints
  • Bones
  • Muscles
  • Tendons
  • Nerves
  • Cartilage
  • Ligaments
  • Connective tissues

Acute trauma and overuse from repetitive motions can result in damage to any one of these
structures. Traumatic events that may lead to a sports injury include slip and falls or direct collisions such as a football tackle. Overuse injuries often result from actions like throwing a softball or running. 

What are the most common sports injuries?

Orthocenter treats a wide range of sports injuries in patients of all ages, from children who get hurt on the playground to weekend warriors. Their team has extensive experience treating common sports injuries such as:

  • Fractures (broken bones)
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendonitis and tendon tears
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Knee injuries such as an ACL tear

Many of these injuries occur slowly over time. If you experience pain that doesn’t improve with home treatment, you may have a sports injury or other condition that requires treatment. The team at Orthocenter accurately diagnoses the underlying cause of your pain and helps you get back to your favorite activities again.

Who is at risk for sports injuries?

You can suffer a sports injury even if you’re not an athlete and don’t play on a sports team. These injuries can result from any type of movement, from playing with children to hiking.

However, people who play sports are at greater risk of getting sports injuries due to their high level of physical activity. Younger adults and children are also more likely to develop sports injuries.

How do you diagnose and treat sports injuries? 

First, your provider performs a physical exam and reviews your symptoms and medical history. They ask about the type of activities you participate in to help determine what may have caused the sports injury. They may also take tests, such as an X-ray, to evaluate the severity of your condition.

Sports injury treatment varies depending on the type and location of your injury. Depending on your needs, your provider may recommend medications or physical therapy to relieve pain. Severe sports injuries, such as a torn tendon, may require surgery to repair.

For expert sports injury care, call Orthocenter to book an appointment or request one online today.