Anyone who regularly participates in sports activities is at risk of experiencing a sports injury. A sports injury can affect bones, muscles, or cartilage, and can be difficult to recover from. Sports injuries can range from a knee twist or ankle sprain all the way to a spinal cord injury.
Some of the sporting activities that can result in sports injuries include basketball, baseball, hiking, soccer, running, and football. Falling can also contribute to injuries such as a herniated disc. If you overuse certain muscles repeatedly during sports, you could develop facet syndrome.
Just as there are many different causes of sports injuries, there are many possible symptoms. For example, you might experience pain, muscle spasms, numbness, weakness, and tingling. The pain that you experience could be shooting, burning, throbbing, or dull. It is typical for sports injuries to worsen with time if you do not seek treatment.
The best way to treat a sports injury is to determine the cause. We can help to determine the best method of treatment. Conservative treatments like rest, elevation, compression, and ice therapy are common with sports injuries. For chronic pain that is caused by a sports injury, nerve block injections may be used to block pain signals from being sent to the brain. Sometimes, surgery (like spinal fusion) is necessary.