Physical therapists at Somerset Family Physical Therapy agree that injuries related to sports are very common among athletes. These injuries are unfortunate but can’t be avoided. Most of these injuries, whether muscle or bone related require physical therapy at some point. Here we will discuss a few of the most common injuries, causes and the best possible treatment and recovery regiments.
This is a common knee injury where it swells due to a slip or a fall. This causes swelling of the main two muscles responsible for proper tracking of the patella (knee cap). This makes it hard for the patella to track in its groove. This condition becomes worse due to the muscle imbalance caused by the swelling.
In this situation, stretching and gentle static strengthening exercises for the inner and outer thigh muscles help to rectify the muscle imbalance. If the condition does not subside in a week or so, one of our own physical therapists in Somerset, NJ can go for a more aggressive treatment regimen such as knee bracing.
The shoulder, being very exposed and bearing a lot of strain during athletic activities, is subject to multiple injuries. Some of the common shoulder injuries are muscle strains, misalignment, ligament sprains and dislocation. It is important that you visit a physical therapist if ice and rest does not remedy the discomfort.
A lot of sports injuries can be avoided by regularly getting therapeutic massages and exercises. These relax and strengthen your muscles, increase flexibility and increase your joint’s range of motion making you less susceptible to sports-related injuries.
Physical therapy at Somerset Family Physical Therapy is the best in New Jersey. We offer first class physical rehabilitation services using state of the art equipment and techniques. Come and we will assign you a physical therapist in Somerset, NJ.