Sports are an integral part of our lives. No matter what sport you play, injuries are often an inevitable part of sports. As soon as you step on to that playing field, there is always a risk of injury, whether it’s a contact sport like football or individual competition such as golf.
Sports injuries are injuries that happen when exercising or playing sports. These injuries often occur when you lack conditioning, over-train, or have improper form or technique. Fatigue also greatly enhances the risk of sports injuries. However, many sports injuries can be prevented with proper conditioning, protective gear, training, management and proper equipment. Care must always be taken as sports injuries may have lasting effects.
Fractures, muscular tears, bruising, strains, sprains, concussions, tendonitis and cuts are common sports injuries. Proper care and timely treatment can help you reduce the risk and minimize the effect of sports injuries.
Sports injuries are generally categorized into two groups.
• Acute injuries occur suddenly when playing or exercising. They are typically linked with trauma. Common acute injuries include bruises, sprains, strains and broken bones.
• Chronic injuries happen after you play a sport or exercise over a long period of time. They are sometimes referred to as overuse injuries. These types of injuries are common in sports such as running, cycling and swimming. Common acute injuries are tendonitis, arthritis and tennis elbow.
If you suffer from any injury or foot conditions, you might want to consult with a podiatrist to help you overcome your injury and get relief in the process.
At Paul S. DeMarco, DPM we treat a variety of foot and ankle conditions such as sports injuries, sprains, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, arthritis, tendonitis and heel pain. Please contact us immediately if you have sustained any sports injuries or observed any foot disorders. You can reach our Somers Point office at 609-927-4894 to schedule an appointment. We serve the Atlantic and Cape May County in the New Jersey area. Our podiatrist, Dr. Paul S. DeMarco and his highly trained team will provide you with the best possible care and treatment.