Sometimes you push your body beyond its limits on the basketball or volleyball court, the softball field, the tennis court, the golf course or pursuing some other athletic activity. Sometimes you’re just finding out what your limits are as your body gets older.
Add in the fact that you may be engaging in athletic activities only sporadically on the weekend or weeknights when it’s lighter longer and the chances of incurring an injury increase.
Joint injuries are the most common sports-related injuries with knee injuries accounting for the greatest share. A lot of shoulder and elbow injuries are caused by the repetitive motions of tennis or golf. Back, neck and hip injuries can be caused by falls or collisions.
You don’t have to be a professional athlete to twist your knee or tear a rotator cuff, but if you are injured, it’s good to have a specialized team at Fairview Sports and Orthopedic Care you can turn to.
Minnesotans are among the most active people in the nation and we’re reluctant to slow down as we age, but it’s always a good idea to pay attention to your body. If you feel a sharp pain during an activity and you know it’s more than sore muscles, don’t push through the pain. Stop, and take some time off.
If the pain doesn’t go away after several days, call Fairview Sports and Orthopedic Care. You don’t have to wait to see one of our specialists in muscles, bones and joints. One call gets you same-day or next-day appointments close to where you work or live.
We can help you look at your routine, your goals and the effects of any previous injuries. After an upfront evaluation, we can develop a plan to get you back to health with variety of treatments, including:
• Athletic training
• Physical therapy
• Chiropractic care
• Medical acupuncture
Then we can make adjustments to help you get healthy and get back to your activities. With the right precautions, you can continue to do what you love as long as you want to.
Sarah Lehnert, M.D., CAQ, Sports Medicine Physician, Fairview Sports and Orthopedic Care
“ You don’t have to give up or cut back on sports activities because of an aching knee, stiff shoulder or sore elbow. Our team of doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors and athletic trainers works with you to understand your injury, and to come up with a plan that gets you back in the game. We offer the best in non-surgical orthopedic care for people of all ages and athletic abilities.”
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