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What are the Symptoms of Sports Injuries?

When you experience an injury from sports activities, the symptoms can vary depending on severity and affected area. Let’s take a look at the common signs to watch out for:

If you experience these symptoms, we recommend seeking medical attention for proper instructions on treatment to ensure proper recovery.

What are the Common Causes of Sports Injuries?

Injuries from sports activities can be sustained by anyone, and there are several factors which can increase the risk

Using sports equipment that is faulty or not designed for your activity, stature, or build can lead to injuries.

We do not recommend having a single pair of shoes for all types of physical activities. Proper footwear is essential in preventing injuries from sports activities as it can prevent strains, sprains, as well as other foot and ankle conditions. 

Incorrect form or technique can place unnecessary stress on your body and increase the risk of accidents happening. Whether you are performing simple stretches at home or lifting weights at the gym, the proper technique should always be used to avoid injuries.

Suddenly throwing yourself into physically demanding activities can make you prone to injuries. Before engaging in strenuous sports, it is important to conduct a thorough self evaluation and take gradual steps to improve your fitness level.

It is common for athletes and sports enthusiasts to “power through” feelings of pain, fatigue, and soreness. These signs are warning signs from your body that it is reaching its limits and if you are to continue with the physical activity, there is a chance of overexertion or other forms of injuries.

How are Sports Injuries Diagnosed?

Sports injuries are diagnosed through a combination of medical evaluation, clinical assessment, and tests. Here are the common diagnostic methods:

The doctor will begin by gathering information on how the injury occurs, when it happened, and if you had any previous injuries or medical conditions.

Your feedback as a patient, including description of symptoms, pain level, and how the injury reacts to specific movements will also be taken into consideration when it comes to tailoring treatment plans.

A thorough physical examination will be carried out on the affected area. It will assess the injury for any signs of swelling, bruising, deformity, and change in range of motion or strength.

Diagnostic imaging can play a crucial role in allowing medical professionals to get a clearer picture on the type and extent of your condition. This can involve the use of X-Rays, MRI scans, CT scans, and ultrasounds.

These assessments encompass gait analysis, strength testing, and a range of motion evaluations. It is conducted to guide the development of personalised treatment plans, as well as help healthcare professionals determine how the injury or condition affects your ability to perform daily activities or participate in sports.

In certain cases, a healthcare professional may consult with specialists such as orthopaedic surgeons, or physical therapists to ensure an accurate diagnosis and come up with a suitable treatment plan.

Are You or a Loved One Suffering from Sports Injuries?

If you or a loved one are suffering due to injuries from sports activities, come book an appointment with us at Avant Orthopaedics to receive a personalised consultation and recommendations for the best suited treatment.

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