Sports Related Injuries in Scarsdale, NY
Musculoskeletal injuries constitute the largest class of athletic injuries sustained in sports. Whether you are a seasoned athlete or play sports on a moderate level to help stay in shape, occasional injuries are a part of the game. Sport injuries can be acute or chronic. Acute sports injuries occur as a result of a sudden impact or awkward movement. Chronic sports injuries develop over time, mostly due to continual use of the same joints or muscle groups.
Acute sports injuries, such as cuts and sprains, are usually the result of accidents, such as a sudden impact or an awkward movement. Virtually every sport has a potential for this type of injury; these injuries are more often caused by training routines than by the stresses of a single competition. The injuries sustained in running are rarely connected to a single event, unlike the injuries of many contact sports.
Chronic sports injuries can occur due to bad technique or occasionally structural abnormalities, such as an inherited bone or muscle problem.
Foot and ankle injuries are the most common of musculoskeletal injuries, constituting approximately 25% of these occurrences. Knee and back injuries are also prominent especially with contact sports.
Pulled muscles are probably the most sports injury, and this can happen to almost any muscle in the body. Even after a good warm-up or cool down stretch, muscle pulls may result from overuse, fatigue or taking a fall. A muscle pulls when a sudden, severe force is applied to the muscle and the fibers are stretched beyond their capacity. If only some of the fibers tear, it results in a muscle pull.
Almost everyone who participates in sports experiences lower back strain at one time or another, usually from twisting awkwardly, lifting a heavy weight or doing some unpracticed activity. Virtually all lower back injuries are due to weak or tense muscles or muscle strain. Suddenly overloading muscles may pull or tear muscle fibers, sending the back muscles into spasm and causing pain.
Participants in contact and non-contact sports alike can experience back and leg injuries due to unilateral motions. Runner’s knee, tennis elbow, ankle sprains, shin splints and tendonitis are also fairly common injuries.
We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of sports related injuries. Our team has extensive experience with the effective and successful treatment of athletes.
We design a targeted rehabilitation program that is based upon type and severity of the patient’s injury. The goal is to restore and maximize functional capacity. We combine traditional techniques with the most up-to-date and proven treatment and prevention strategies.