Sports injuries include any injury that occurs when playing sports or exercising. Dr. Nolan specializes in treating the knee and shoulder through arthroscopy, as they are some of the body parts most commonly prone to injury. Other common sports-related injuries include:
In general, sports injuries fall into two categories:
These injuries occur suddenly when playing sports or exercising. They can include:
Chronic injuries occur after playing a sport or exercising over an extended period.
Causes of sports injuries include various elements and factors, such as:
It’s important to take the necessary safety measures when playing or exercising to avoid sports-related injuries.
Depending on the type of sports injury, signs and symptoms vary. With a sudden and unexpected onset, an acute injury may show symptoms of:
In other cases, symptoms of a chronic injury include pain when you play or exercise, aching when you rest, or swelling.
If you are unsure whether you need medical attention, contact Steven E. Nolan, MD to solicit professional advice.
Unless critical, sports injuries are usually first treated using the RICE method:
In more serious cases, medical attention is necessary. Dr. Nolan can examine the injury at hand and will typically suggest one of the following:
Don’t hesitate to reach out to Steven E. Nolan, MD and seek out Dr. Nolan’s expert opinion on your injury.
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