Don’t Settle for the Sidelines – Relieve Your Sports Injury with Physical Therapy
Return to the Sport You Love ASAP
It’s important for both professionals and weekend warriors alike to stay safe when they’re training or competing. Any injury incurred during physical activity is considered a sports injury – and at Wellspring Health Center, we are here to help with that.
Don’t wait around for your injury to heal – get back to the sport you love quicker with the help of one of our dedicated Eden Prairie, MN physical therapists.
How can physical therapy help with my sports injury?
Our Eden Prairie, MN physical therapists and sports medicine specialists are experts in getting you back on your feet and can prescribe an individualized treatment plan for you on top of strong evidence-based therapies. We want to help you reach your goals as well and our goal is to get everyone back out there!
Your plan is likely to include manual therapy, stretches, and strengthening exercises. This should increase your range of motion and reduce scar tissue while also reducing the risk of future injury.
Our movement specialists will work together and may order diagnostic tests, such as ultrasounds or MRIs, when necessary to better understand what’s causing your injury. An individualized treatment plan will take into account the nature of your injury, your fitness level, and your lifestyle in order to help you recover from the sports injury as quickly and effectively as possible. We also aim to prevent any new injuries from occurring again in the future.
Have you recently sustained a sports injury? If so, don’t hesitate to request a complimentary consultation at Wellspring Health Center.
Why did I sustain a sports injury?
One of the most important aspects of sports injury rehabilitation is treating it as soon as possible. Time is critical, so it’s important to look for any type of sign that an injury has occurred, such as stiffness or swelling after participating in any athletic activities.
It could be happening for any number of reasons. Whether the injury is caused due to heavy weightlifting, your shoes not fitting properly, or because of the way you’re holding a bat or rolling your ankle while playing soccer — it can happen quite often.
Your treatment plan and duration of recovery will vary depending on how severe the injury is, your health history, and whether or not the injury requires surgical intervention.
Did you sustain one of these injuries?
While there are many different kinds of injuries that can happen while being active, the most common types of sports injuries are:
Officially known as “Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome”, shin splints refer to pain that is felt in the tibia. It usually results from stress placed on the muscle and tissues around it.
Shin splints are painful and can stop you from doing your favorite activities. In order to avoid shin splints, it’s important to wear proper shoes, to make sure your muscles are warmed up beforehand and that your core is strong enough to support your legs.
Your knee is the most complicated joint in your body, so it’s not uncommon for people to suffer injuries. Common symptoms of a knee injury can include chronic and acute knee pain, limited movement or repetitive use injuries, or tears to the ACL.
Strain or “pulled muscle”
A strain can also be referred to as a pulled muscle. When your tendon connecting muscle to bone far exceeds its limit, the tendon is more likely to be overstretched again.
A sprain happens when a ligament that connects one bone to another is stretched over its limit. If this is pulled too hard, it’s more likely that it’ll happen again.
Get back in the game with Wellspring Health Center!
At Wellspring Health Center, we’ll help you recover as quickly as possible so you can return to the sport you love!
For more information, contact us at our Eden Prairie, MN clinic.