Sports injuries can happen during training or sports events. Irrespective of how they occur, you can get the best possible medical treatment for your sports injuries with your providers, Dr. David Yi, Dr. Paula Lansford-Seabaugh, and PA Carol Addy at Trophy Club Family Medicine in Trophy Club, TX.
Common Sports Injuries
These injuries commonly occur in sports:
- Sprains - Ligaments join bones and when you overstretch or tear them during motion, you'll have a sprain.
- Strains - Tendons connect muscles to bone and when you overstretch or tear them during motion, you'll have a strain.
- Fractures - Accidents during sports can cause a bone to break. Several types of fractures may result from sports injuries.
- Dislocations - Sports injuries can shift your joints out of alignment causing a joint dislocation.
- Rotator Cuff Injury - Four muscles, known as the rotator cuff, stabilize your shoulder joint. Tears in your rotator cuff muscles decrease your shoulder joint's support.
- Groin pull - Groin pull involves injury or tears to the muscles of your inner thigh.
- Tennis elbow - Tennis elbow, known also as lateral epicondylitis clinically, occurs due to overuse of your forearm muscles.
Managing Sports Injuries
You can typically manage mild and moderate sports injuries at home. A simple four-step procedure for sports injury management includes:
Over-the-counter medication for pain and inflammation may also help manage your condition.
When to See Your Providers for Sport Injuries
Severe sports injuries require your provider's care in Trophy Club, TX. Signs that your sports injury needs medical attention are:
- No Improvement - When your sports injuries remain the same after attempting to manage them at home.
- Joint sounds - If you're hearing popping or crunching sounds each time you attempt to use the joint, you should see a provider.
- Severe Swelling - Severe swelling around your sports injury site requires medical attention.
- Visible Deformity - If you notice weird bumps or lumps, it's best to see your providers.
- Instability - Joint instability and inability to bear weight require medical care.
- Other Signs - Difficulty breathing, dizziness, or fever are signs that need emergency medical attention.
If you need medical attention for your sports injuries, call (817) 430-9111 to schedule a consultation with your providers, Dr. Yi, Dr. Lansford-Seabaugh, and PA Addy, at Trophy Club Family Medicine in Trophy Club, TX.