Common sports injuries in the Fort Worth and Weatherford can be quickly treated at our Walk-In Injury Clinic, Orthopedics Today, conveniently located on The Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute (OSMI) campus. Our orthopedic doctors and specialists diagnose and treat a variety of orthopedic injuries and conditions.
Top 10 Sports Injuries
- Knee injuries and disorders: Patellofemoral pain syndrome is one of the most common knee disorders, often caused by a slip or fall which results in swelling and/or muscle imbalance due to improper tracking of the kneecap.
- Shoulder injuries and disorders: Strain, dislocation, and misalignment of the shoulder can occur due to the amount of force placed on the joint during athletic activity.
- Medial or lateral epicondylitis (also called tennis elbow or golf elbow): The repetitive gripping involved in certain sports can cause the inner or outer tendons in the forearm to become inflamed resulting in potentially extreme pain with any hand or wrist movement.
- Strained hamstring: Hamstring muscles, located at the back of the thigh, can become tight and therefore susceptible to a tear or strain. Hamstring injuries can be the result of inadequate stretching prior to activity.
- Sciatica: Radiating back pain that travels down the leg often presenting numbness or tingling can be caused by a pinched nerve or bulging disc in the back. Athletes who twist or rotate frequently or maintain a fixed forward posture (such as cyclists) are more susceptible to sciatica.
- Shin splints: Athletes who run frequently may experience pain in the tibia (lower leg bone) often caused by increasing running distance or time too quickly. Arch support can also be a factor in shin splints.
- Pulled groin: A strained groin muscle (located from the inside upper thigh down to the inner knee) can occur with quick recurring side-to-side movements.
- Concussion: These brain injuries are caused by a blow to the head in which the brain is literally shaken. Any head injury should be evaluated for symptoms of concussion and treated professionally by a medical doctor.
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) sprain or tear: The stabilizing ligament of the knee can be strained or torn when an athlete pivots or changes direction.
- Strained hip flexor: Hip muscles located on the upper front of the thigh can be injured when running (especially on an incline) or making quick starts and turns.
If you have a sports injury or are experiencing symptoms of an overuse injury, contact the orthopedic specialists at OSMI for an evaluation. Our goal is to provide you with the most advanced orthopedic treatment available, both surgical and non-surgical, to help you get and stay active and healthy. Please contact the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute today to see what our specialists can do for you.