Sports Injuries

Equipoise Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy located in Fort Lee, NJ

Americans are becoming more active in sports. But sometimes the involvement in sports activities can lead to injury. Fortunately, the experts at Equipoise Physical Therapy can help adults and young athletes recover from sports injuries and develop habits that prevent future problems. Located in Jersey City, New Jersey, Equipoise Physical Therapy was founded by Dipty Mali, DPT, MBA, CKTP, whose commitment to providing stellar physical therapy services combined with innovative technology and a patient-focused approach shines in this thriving practice. Call the office today to make an appointment or schedule your visit online.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries are those that occur when you’re actively engaged in a sport. They can occur during a game or training. An acute sports injury is one that occurs suddenly, such as a sprained ankle.

A chronic injury is one that builds over time, such as pitcher’s elbow. This condition is related to repetitive motions causing ligaments and tendons along the inner elbow to pull and stretch over time.

What are the most common sports injuries?

The list of the most common sports injuries is long and may include:

  • Broken bones
  • Rotator cuff/shoulder injuries
  • Dislocation
  • Shin splints
  • Jumper’s knee (patellar tendinitis)
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Runner’s knee
  • Tennis or golfer’s elbow, caused by inflammation of tendons
  • Achilles tendinitis

Many of these injuries are related to improper training techniques or faulty body alignment and other problems with body mechanics during game action.

Which sports cause the most injuries?

Any sport can cause injury when proper safety protocols, coaching techniques, and training practices are ignored. Sometimes the popularity of a sport influences the number of injuries seen in a community.

At Equipoise Physical Therapy, for instance, the most frequent sports injuries requiring physical therapy are related to basketball and soccer. If you’re concerned about safety, a physical therapy sports evaluation can ensure your body mechanics fit the sport you’re interested in playing.

What are the physical therapy treatments for sports injuries?

Physical therapy for sports injuries typically focuses on the injury as well as your overall mobility, body alignment, and fitness level. Thus, a knee injury may require therapy that improves joint stability and ensures proper alignment of your hips, knees, and ankles when you stand, walk, run, jump, or plant your foot to pivot. 

If your sport of choice is basketball, baseball, golf, tennis, or another activity that regularly engages your upper body, your therapist will also focus on throwing, pitching, or swing techniques that preserve joint health. Treatment programs at Equipoise Physical Therapy are always tailored to fit your needs.

For treatment or help that can prevent a sports injury, schedule an appointment at Equipoise Physical Therapy today. Book your visit online or give the office a call.