Sports Injuries Specialist

Central Florida Health and Rehab Clinic

Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation located in Orlando, FL

Playing sports and staying physically active can go a long way in keeping you fit and energized through every stage of life. Unfortunately, the same sports and activities that keep you in peak shape can also increase your risk of injury. The physical therapy and rehabilitation experts at Central Florida Health and Rehab Clinic offer complete sports injury rehabilitation to patients of all ages. Call the office in Orlando, Florida, or use the online booking tool to schedule your appointment.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What is sports medicine?

 

Sports medicine is a multidisciplinary form of injury rehabilitation that aims to help athletes and other highly active individuals recover from musculoskeletal injury and trauma as safely, efficiently, and effectively as possible.

Sports medicine incorporates various treatment modalities, including pain management, physical therapy, proper biomechanics, and self-care measures to promote rapid recovery and reduce your risk of injury recurrence.

The skilled and experienced sports medicine specialists at Central Florida Health and Rehab Clinic help athletes of all ages and abilities restore a high level of functionality that allows them to return to their favorite sport and continue to excel.

What are common sports injuries? 

The team treats a wide range of sports and exercise-related injuries, including:

Overuse injuries

Caused by repetitive stress on a muscle, joint, ligament, or tendon, overuse injuries are common among athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike. Muscle strains and sprains are familiar repetitive-stress injuries, as is tendonitis (acute tendon inflammation from overuse).

Plantar fasciitis

This painful foot problem is caused by inflammation in the connective tissue of your arch. It can develop when a misalignment in your body mechanics places uneven stress on your feet.

Chronic joint pain

Runners, soccer players, and other athletes who engage in high-impact activities and sports are more likely to develop persistent joint pain.

Muscle or ligament tears

Athletes and fitness enthusiasts who play basketball, football, and other sports that require quick changes of direction are more likely to sustain painful muscle or ligament tears.

How are sports injuries treated?

The team takes a holistic approach to sports medicine to reduce pain, promote healing, and restore function as quickly and completely as possible. Your treatment plan may include:

Self-care measures

Initially, most sports injuries benefit greatly from a period of rest, ice, compression, elevation, and anti-inflammatory medication as needed. Proper self-care measures are especially important if you have a tendon injury like tennis elbow, jumper’s knee, or Achilles tendonitis.

Therapeutic injections

Therapeutic injections, including anti-inflammatory injections for joint pain management and trigger point injections for severe myofascial pain, can be beneficial for promoting healing and improving your range of motion.

Physical therapy 

As a critical component of sports injury recovery, physical therapy helps reduce early inflammation and preserve normal muscle firing patterns, all of which make it easier to restore joint stability, strength, and range of motion as your recovery unfolds.

To learn more about resolving your sports injury, call Central Florida Health and Rehab Clinic today, or click online to schedule a visit with the team any time.