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Sports Injury

If you have sustained a sport-related injury, like a sprain or a dislocation, you may visit Dr. Matthew Atkinson at Atkinson Family Spine Care. Dr. Atkinson and his team proudly offer sports injury treatments in Greenwood, SC, and the nearby region.

What are Sports Injuries?

Exercise is essential for good health; however, people sometimes get hurt while participating in sports or other physical activities. A sports injury involves damage to your body part, sustained in sports, exercise, or athletic activities. The injury can occur immediately or develop over time.

Who Can Sustain a Sports Injury?

Anyone can get a sports injury, especially people who:

  • Don’t put on appropriate protective equipment while participating in sporting activities
  • Take part in sporting activities that involve tackling and collisions
  • Participate in sporting activities involving running, jumping, or shifting direction swiftly
  • Are exercising beyond their current capacity
  • Exercise their body without warming up or allowing time to cool down

Which Body Parts are Commonly Injured?

Any part of the body can be affected by sports injuries. Nevertheless, people who seek sports injury treatments in Greenwood, SC, usually report problems with the following:

  • Achilles tendon: The Achilles tendon is a thick string that runs from the back of your lower leg to the heel. It assists in walking. The tendon, however, might become swollen, inflamed, and rigid. In extreme cases, it can even tear.
  • Ankle: The ankle comprises three joints and a number of bones, cartilage, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. A sprained ankle usually causes ankle pain.
  • Elbow: Pain in the elbow is usually caused by repetitive motions and overuse.
  • Head: One of the predominant injuries caused to the head is a concussion. Pain in the head can also be referred from the neck.
  • Knee: Jumper's or runner's knee and meniscus tear are some of the most common knee injuries.
  • Shoulder: Common shoulder injuries are rotator cuff tendinitis and rotator cuff tears.

What are the Symptoms of Sports Injury?

Common symptoms of sports injury include:

  • Bruising
  • Deformity
  • Aches or pain
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Inability to withstand weight on your hip or leg
  • Swelling
  • Weakness
  • Problems moving a body part

If you have a sports injury and are in Greenwood, SC, don't hesitate to visit Atkinson Family Spine Care. Dr. Atkinson will physically examine and treat you depending on the type of injury and severity. Sports injury treatments usually involve manual adjustments, trigger point massage, cupping, electrical muscle stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, and therapeutic exercise. Call 864-381-7567 to book an appointment.


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