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Sports injuries occur for a variety of reasons. Acute injuries occur when contact or force is too much for your muscles, joints or bones to absorb. A twisted ankle, an awkward landing, a fall off your bicycle, or a collision at second base are examples of this type of injury. Overuse injuries, on the other hand, are a gradual breakdown of body structures, usually due to repetitive motion. Poor technique and structural abnormalities can also contribute to the development of overuse injuries.
You can reduce your risk of sports injuries by doing the following:
Pain is an indication that something is wrong; so, listen to your body. As your injury progresses, pain will increase and/or occur earlier during exercise. Symptoms vary, depending on the type and severity of the sports injury. Common symptoms include:
To identify the type and severity of sports injury, our experts provide the following:
We take great pride in treating every patient with the care and compassion you deserve. Our team will take the time you need to ask questions and get answers. We consider you part of the team and will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is best for your unique condition and circumstances.
Getting you back on the field or court safely and quickly, our progressive orthopaedic surgeons are experts in the treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries. There are numerous treatment options for sports injuries, depending upon the patient’s age, activity level, general health and injury type. Nonsurgical treatments include rest, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, and steroid injections. If surgery is required, our surgeons may perform minimally invasive, arthroscopic procedures to limit postoperative pain and scar tissue buildup. Minimally invasive techniques have other advantages, including smaller incisions, shorter procedures, less blood loss, shorter (or no) hospital stay and speedier recoveries. We treat a variety of sports injuries, including but not limited to:
Our practice has convenient locations in New Jersey: Franklin Lakes, Glen Rock, Westwood, Paramus, Garfield, Paterson and North Bergen. We’re also located in Stony Point, NY. We are the top-notch practice you should turn to for all of your orthopaedic challenges, including osteoporosis, hip labral tears and hip impingement. We specialize in hip preservation techniques to help you avoid or delay the need for total hip replacement surgery.