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Different Types of Treatment for Sports Injuries in New York City

by Pain Managment Pain Management Group

Whether you do competitive, extreme, recreational, or adventure sports, you may have suffered from a sports injury before. You may just have to spend time idling away from your favorite sports activity if the injury is handled incorrectly and unprofessionally. Initial treatment for a sports injury is important for your recovery. Sports injury treatment depends on the factors such as how severe the injury is and the part of the body that is affected. Some general treatments of sports injuries that you may find helpful are discussed below.

1. PRICE therapy

Minor injuries such as strains and sprains can effectively be treated initially using PRICE therapy, which stands for Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.

Protection

You need to protect the affected areas from further injury by using a support. Protection from the injury will help you recover faster.

Rest

You should avoid exercise and reduce your daily physical activity. It will help you to determine the injury spot and allow it to rest. Resting allows you to settle and provide a clearer picture of the extent of the injury.

Ice

Icing the injured spot helps reduce swelling that usually occurs with minor sports injuries. The icing is important for quick relief from the pain as it stems excess blood flow to the injured area. It also reduces the pain from the injury.

Compression

Use elastic compression bandages during the day to limit the swelling.

Elevation

For quick and effective treatment of minor sports injuries, you can keep the injured body part raised above the level of your heart, which effectively reduces the swelling of the injured part.

2. Immobilization

Further damage to the sports injuries can sometimes be prevented by immobilization. Immobilization can reduce muscle spasm, muscle swelling, and pain by reducing the movement. For example, casts, splints, and slings may be used for the purpose of immobilizing injured legs, wrists, shoulders and arms while the sportsperson heals. Prolonged immobilizing isn’t usually necessary if the injured person has a sprain. They should try to gently move the affected joint as soon as possible as they are not able to do so without experiencing significant discomfort and pain.

3. Physiotherapy

Some long-term sports injuries can be treated with physiotherapy. It involves techniques such as massage, manipulation, and exercise that are done by experienced and certified professionals to improve the range of motion, return the normal function of the injured area and strengthen the surrounding areas.

An exercise program can also be developed by the physiotherapist for strengthening the affected body part and reducing the risk of the injury recurring.

4. Surgery

Very severe sports injuries such as badly broken bones may not be treated using non-surgical sports injury treatment New York. Such injuries can be treated using surgical procedures only. Corrective treatment may include a surgery for fixing the bones with wires, screws, plates or rods. It may be possible to realign displaced bones without needing surgical operations in some cases. But certain sports injuries may also occasionally require surgery. For example, a torn knee ligament can be effectively repaired through surgical procedures in New York City (NYC).


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