Why you need to see a physical therapist for a sports injury

Treatments for Sports Injuries

Sports injuries are tough because they not only keep you out of the game but they make it difficult to live out your daily life. There are many types of sports for athletes to participate in, so there are many types of injuries as well.

When you’ve been hurt while participating in sports, you’ll want to recover fast so you can get back to doing what you love and continue living your life without interruption from your injury.

The physical therapists at Excel Sports and Physical Therapy are trained and experienced in working with a variety of sports injuries. Our physical therapists use proven methods and techniques that help reduce pain and improve your strength and flexibility while your injury recovers.

Three common sports injuries that benefit from physical therapy

  1. Joint pain — Your joints are complicated parts of your body that are connected by many different tissues that provide support and allow the joints to move and function properly. A strain or sprain to one of these ligaments, tendons or muscles can cause severe pain and limit your ability to move the joint. Shoulders, elbows, knees and ankles are especially at risk for injury in athletes.

  2. Back pain — Improperly lifting an object or an impact, such as a football tackle, can cause back injury. There are many forms of back injury, some of which are minor and require no more than some rest. Serious back injuries are painful and often have other side-effects like numbness or immobility.

  3. Knee pain — Your knee plays a crucial role in your ability to walk, run, jump and move in general. The ligaments in your knee are at risk of injury since many sports require a lot of running and changing of directions.

Contact Excel Sports and Physical Therapy for sports therapy

Physical therapy treatments for athletes vary depending on the type of injury and personal factors like age, fitness and medical history. At Excel Sports and Physical Therapy, we develop personalized treatments to help get you back on the field as soon as possible. Many of these treatments use:

  • Hands-on therapy
  • Hot and cold therapy
  • Massage
  • Dry needling
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation and more

Contact us today if you are ready to schedule an appointment with us and find out what physical therapy can do to help you recover.