See a Physical Therapist for Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries

You may be the toughest person in the field, but you are still at risk for an injury if you participate in sports. Whether at a professional level, amateur level or recreational level, sports injuries can affect the best of us no matter how much you prepare. When you’ve been injured, you want to recover quickly and completely so you can get back to doing what you love. To do this, you need treatment from a physical therapist.

Physical therapists are health care professionals who are experts in treating the human musculoskeletal system. That is, treating your muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones and joints. These treatments help your body heal faster, support itself to reduce pain and can reduce nerve pressure, which helps with nerve-related pain. If you’re an athlete, you can see why a physical therapist is vital to any sports injury treatment. 

Who needs a physical therapist?

Anyone who has been injured or is suffering from pain or loss of strength and mobility can benefit from physical therapy treatment. This is especially true of athletes.

The physical therapists at Excel Sports & Physical Therapy are skilled in treating a variety of conditions. Some of the most common injuries we see in athletes include:

  • Sprained ankle — If you twist or roll your ankle too far, the ligaments can stretch or tear, resulting in a sprained ankle. This injury is common because it can occur in just about any kind of athletic setting.
  • Pulled muscle — Overexertion, particularly in the groin and hamstring, can cause muscles to stretch or form microtears. These are painful and require time and treatment to heal.
  • Knee injury — Your knee is a complicated joint comprised of many small bones and ligaments. Severe impact, twisting or bending in the wrong direction can cause an injury to your knee.
  • Elbow pain — Overuse from repetitive motions like swinging a tennis racquet or golf club can cause tendinitis in the elbow. This is a form of pain related to inflammation in the tissues connecting your muscles to your elbow. Tendinitis can affect other joints as well if they are used too frequently.

Come to Excel Sports & Physical Therapy for sports injury therapy

At Excel Sports & Physical Therapy, we specialize in treating a variety of injuries and conditions, including sports injuries. If you’re an athlete who has been hurt and is looking to recover and get back in the game, contact us today to schedule an appointment and find out how we can help you.