Sports Medicine Physicians in Naples, FL
Let’s face it, the more active you are, the more susceptible you are to injury. Athletes of all ages and skill levels are subject to sports injuries.
The most common causes of sports injuries include:
- Improper body mechanics
- Inadequate warm-up or stretching
- Lack of proper protective gear
- Poor physical condition
- Repetitive strain
In addition, once you suffer a sports injury to a joint in the body, you are more susceptible to re-injury as well as other conditions. For example, osteoarthritis – known as the wear-and-tear type of arthritis common among older adults – may also develop after injury to a joint. In this way, athletes are susceptible to arthritis in the knee, shoulder, and elsewhere at a younger age than might otherwise be expected.
Most Common Sports Injuries
The most common types of sports injuries include:
- Achilles tendon tear
- ACL tear
- Fractures and dislocations
- Meniscus tears
- Muscle strain (in hips, legs, groin)
- Plantar fasciitis
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Shin splints
The type of injury you may sustain will depend on the type of activity you are engaged in. For example, runners are prone to leg, knee, and hip problems. Fractures and dislocations are more likely to occur in high-impact sports like football. And baseball players, swimmers, and tennis players who perform a lot of repetitive overhead movements with their arms are susceptible to elbow, shoulder, and rotator cuff injuries.
For Comprehensive Care of Sports Injuries Contact Dr. Wallace Today!
If you’re an athlete – or simply an active adult – make sure your orthopedic needs are taken care of so that you can keep doing what you love. Dr. Brian Wallace is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and treats sports pros, amateurs, and weekend warriors. Call the Joint Replacement Institute in Naples, Florida, at (239) 261-2663 to make your appointment with Dr. Wallace now. You can also request an appointment now.