Monmouth County Pain Management and Rehabilitation for Sports Injuries
Sports injuries can happen to any active person, from professional athletes to the most casual sports enthusiast. While the number of people trying to stay healthy and active is increasing, more people are experiencing any number of sports injuries. Approximately 1 million Americans are injured every year while playing a sport. Generally speaking, sports injuries are most often related to the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints of the body. For example, herniated discs, tendonitis, ankle sprains, and neck injuries have all been associated with participating in athletic activity.
Most commonly, athletes will experience injuries related to overuse, which causes wear and tear on the tissues of the body. This is particularly true for parts of the body which are repeatedly subjected to activity (including the knee, ankle, or shoulder). Tennis Elbow is an extremely common sports injury resulting from overuse.
It is important that those suffering the effects of a sports-related injury seek treatment as soon as possible. This is an important element of the treatment process; in fact, ignoring the symptoms of injury may lead to a chronic pain condition (which is more difficult to treat). A chronic pain condition can lead to a number of debilitating symptoms that can last for many years.