Are Sports Injuries Keeping You on the Sidelines?

Whether you are a weekend warrior or participate in sports more frequently, sports injuries in Flagstaff AZ are bound to happen at some point. Frustration can set in when the injury is slow to heal, or you develop chronic pain. You can feel especially overwhelmed if you have been to the doctor several times only to receive prescriptions for various medications that do not seem to work.

Base Camp Physical Therapy and Performance does things differently. We consider medication and surgery to be last resorts, not something that we offer to our patients after evaluating them for only a few minutes.

Common Types of Sports Injuries

Although anyone can suffer an injury from playing sports, certain situations put you at a higher risk of hurting yourself on the field, court, or rink. These include:

  • Failing to warm up properly before starting the game
  • You have not been active on a regular basis
  • You play contact sports

Sports injuries come in many forms, including those listed below.

  • Achilles tendon pain or rupture: The Achilles tendon is thin, powerful, and covers the back of your ankle. You will experience sudden and severe pain and will have trouble walking if you injure or rupture it.
  • Concussion: Striking your head against a hard surface causes chemical changes in your brain that can cause long-term issues with balance, memory, mood, headaches, and much more.
  • Dislocations: A bone that has become dislocated is no longer in its protective socket.
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Knee injury, including bursitis
  • Pulled muscles
  • Rotator cuff injury: The rotator cuff in each shoulder has four muscles that normally work together to give you maximum range of motion. An injury to any of the muscles changes that.
  • Sprains and strains

We can still help you recover even if you do not see your specific sports injury listed here.

Get Back in the Game with Customized Care

The first time you come to Base Camp Physical Therapy and Performance, one of our experienced physical therapists spends at least an hour getting to know more about your sports injuries in Flagstaff AZ. We may recommend nerve stimulation, pain management via ultrasound, therapeutic exercises, or another proven therapy after learning about your medical history and treatment goals.

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