Participating in sports, especially summer sports, can be lots of fun. What’s not so much fun is when the inevitable injuries occur. Common injuries include fractures, sprains, shin splints, Runner’s knee, and more! Read on to learn more about these injuries and what we can do to help you get back out enjoying your sports.
Stress fractures can develop from chronic excessive impact. Runners are particularly prone to these small cracks in the forefoot bones.
Sprains vs. Strains
Sprains are ligament injuries, whereas strains are damage to a muscle or tendon. Sprains often occur from falling. Strains can range from a simple overstretching of a muscle to a complete tear.
The inflammation of the fluid-filled sac (bursa) between the skin and your tendon is bursitis.
Metatarsalgia is the general term for pain in the metatarsophalangeal joints (say that 10 times fast). There are many causes which can be diagnosed at Werkman, Boven & Associates.
The fancy name is Patellofemoral Stress Syndrome which is a condition where the kneecap rubs against the end of the thighbone when the knee moves. Custom-made prescription orthotics are a great solution to the root cause of this issue.
The muscles running up the back of the thigh, which help to straighten the hip and bend the knee, are weaker than your quadricep muscles, the muscles at the front. Your quad muscles can overpower and injure your hamstrings. The most immediate treatment is RICE: