Sports Injury Physician Austin, TX

Sports Injury Physician Austin, TXSport Injuries

Finding a good sports injury physician in Austin, Texas is important for not just athletes, but for anyone who is currently staying active. There is a risk for injury any time you exercise, so it is important to have a dependable physical therapist to get you back on track to doing the things you love.

Common types of sport injuries

According to healthline.com, the most common types of sport injuries include:

Sprains – stretching or tearing of ligaments – the fibrous tissue that connects bones and joints.

Strains – injury to a tendon (the tissues that connect your muscles and bones) or muscle.

Knee injuries – any injury that limits the function of the knee. common injuries include dislocations, sprains, and tears of soft tissues like ligaments.

Swollen muscles – also known as myositis, which is any condition that causes inflammation in muscles. Different causes including infection, autoimmune conditions, or injury.

Achilles tendon rupture – the Achilles tendon is the tough fibrous connective tissue that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. Although it is strong, a complete or partial tear is possible when the tendon is stretched beyond capacity.

Fractures – a break, usually in a bone. The three main types include open (open wound or break in the skin near the broken bone), closed (when the bone breaks with no puncture in the skin), and displaced fractures (when the bone snaps into different parts and moves so the ends are not aligned)

Dislocations – joint injuries that cause the ends of your bones out of position. Often caused by falling or being hit, sometimes from playing contact sports.

Rotator cuff injury – a tear in the tendons around the shoulder joint. Common in those who repeatedly perform the same shoulder motions repeatedly, like those who play baseball, tennis, golf, or swim.

Prevention

Wear proper equipment, adequately and appropriately warm up and cool down, take breaks and allow your body to rest to prevent overuse injuries, don’t do too much too soon…

In order to prevent greater injuries, do not attempt to continue playing sports or physical activity if you are already injured. Visit a sports physician to get a diagnosis, and get your injuries treated by a physical therapist in Austin, Texas.

Treatment

RICE… surgery in extreme cases, seeing a physical therapist to develop a treatment plan to get you healthy and ready to be active once again.

Cullen Nigrini is board certified in both Sport and Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and has been dedicated to working with athletes since 1999. If you are looking for a sports injury physician in Austin, Texas to aid in your recovery and treatment, call Austin Physical Therapy at 512-609-0771 or reach him by email nopain@ptatx.com to schedule your evaluation.



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