What Is a Sports Injury?
Sports injuries are those that occur during exercise or athletic activities. Whether as a result of overuse, improper form, or neglecting to stretch or warm up, sports injuries can result in pain, swelling, throbbing, and weakness in the affected area. The professional team at Lawrence Family Practice Center treats patients of all ages with a variety of common sports injuries, including:
- Achilles tendonitis
- Hip bursitis
- Pulled muscle
- Runner's knee
- Shin splints
- Sprained ankle
- Stress fracture
- Tennis elbow
- Torn ACL/MCL
To learn more about personalized treatment options for sports injuries, schedule an appointment at our office in Lawrence, KS.
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Diagnosis and Treatment for Sports Injuries
During a visit to our office, your doctor will learn about your medical history and perform an exam to determine the extent of the injury. Imaging tests, such as x-rays, CT scans, and MRIs, are often recommended to provide a detailed view of the injured body part. Your doctor will talk with you about at-home ways to care for your injury, including the RICE method, which stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Based on your specific situation, your doctor may provide you with an orthopedic brace, as well as prescribe medications, such as anti-inflammatory pain relievers. Additionally, physical therapy might be recommended to rehabilitate your injury and help you return to your previous activity level.
Recovery Is Ahead
Whether your sports injury is minor or serious, the team at Lawrence Family Practice Center can help. Our highly trained physicians offer custom-tailored treatment plans to aid the healing process. Our goal is to help you get back to your active lifestyle once again. Please reach out to our team to book an appointment at our facility in Lawrence, KS.