Treatment of sports injuries in Dnipro

A sports injury is tissue damage that occurs as a result of physical activity, such as improper exercise technique, a muscle strain, an accident, or a contact sport.

The most common injuries received outside of training are sprains and tendons, ruptured ligaments and tendons, bruises, dislocations, subluxations, and fractures. The symptoms can range from mild pain and slight swelling to severe damage requiring surgery.

The traumatic sports

Some sports are considered more dangerous than others and have more risks to lead to injury. For example:

  • contact sports: American football, hockey, basketball, rugby,
  • boxing and martial arts,
  • alpine skiing and snowboarding,
  • basketball,
  • gymnastics,
  • baseball and softball.

But this does not mean that only these sports lead to injury. Whatever you do, follow safety rules, use protective equipment, and take care of your health.

The nature and causes of sports injuries

Sports injuries, depending on the athlete’s condition, can be:

  • Light: when medical attention is not needed and the injury does not interfere with leading a normal lifestyle.
  • Moderate severity: when the injury limits activity and assistance is required.
  • Severe: when a long-term treatment and a reduction of physical activity for a certain period are necessary.

Sports injuries can be open or closed, and may also happen:

  • in case of blows and falls,
  • from excessive stress on a specific muscle group, joint, or tendon,
  • in case of repeated injury after incomplete recovery,
  • with untimely treatment of chronic injury.

The types of sports injuries

Some of the most common types of sports injuries are:

  • sprains associated with overstrain of muscles or tendons,
  • damage to joints due to excessive load,
  • bruises and contusions caused by a blow or fall,
  • ligament ruptures caused by sudden movements or overload,
  • bone fractures caused by a blow or fall,
  • head injuries, including concussions,
  • spinal injuries, including disc damage and vertebral fractures,
  • shoulder injuries, including dislocations, sprains, and fractures,
  • injuries to the elbow joints during active movements of the arm,
  • ankle injuries, which are common among team sports athletes,
  • foot injuries, such as metatarsal fractures and tendon strains,
  • hand injuries, including finger injuries and ligament ruptures,
  • eye injuries, including damage to the cornea and retina,
  • injuries to the teeth and jaws caused by a blow or fall,
  • skin injuries, including cuts and abrasions,
  • internal injuries caused by a blow or fall.

All of these injuries can be dangerous and require immediate medical attention.

The treatment methods for sports injuries at N1 Clinic

At our clinic, treatment for sports injuries is selected according to the type and severity of the injury. Among the methods used by our orthopedic doctors:

  • Physiotherapy and rehabilitation. These are exercises, massage, ultrasound, laser therapy, and other methods to restore the function of injured tissues.
  • Surgical procedure. Torn ligaments, fractures, or other serious injuries may require surgery.
  • Drug treatment. Medicines to relieve pain, inflammation or speed up the healing process.
  • Injections. Corticosteroids or drugs to stimulate tissue growth.
  • Kinesio taping. Applying a special tape (tape) to the skin to support and stabilize muscles and joints, improve blood circulation, relieve pain, and reduce inflammation.

The doctor selects the treatment method individually after a consultation and a full diagnosis of a particular case. The cost of treatment depends on the complexity of the injury and the amount of treatment required.

The stages of injury treatment

The treatment steps for a sports injury may include the following steps:

  • Diagnostics. The doctor examines and evaluates the injury using various diagnostic techniques, such as X-rays, MRIs, or ultrasounds, to determine the type and severity of the injury.
  • First aid. The specialist provides immediate medical assistance to stabilize the injured person’s condition.
  • Elimination of pain and inflammation. Your doctor may recommend medications or procedures to relieve pain and inflammation.
  • Rehabilitation. After providing first aid and eliminating the acute phase of the injury, the orthopedic doctor may prescribe a physical rehabilitation program.

In addition, regular examinations with a doctor are needed to assess the progress of recovery and adjust the treatment program if necessary. An important part of treatment is preventing re-injury. Your doctor may recommend special exercises, training in proper movement techniques, or the use of protective equipment.

The prevention of sports injuries

Preventing sports injuries plays a significant role in maintaining the health and performance of athletes. Several basic methods for preventing sports injuries include the following steps:

  • Warm up before training or competition to prepare your muscles for the stress.
  • Use the correct gear and protective equipment.
  • Use the correct technique for performing exercises and movements.
  • Increase the intensity and volume of your workouts gradually to give your body time to adapt to the stress and avoid overwork.
  • Pay attention to quality rest and recovery after training and competition.

The benefits of treatment and rehabilitation after sports injuries at N1 Clinic in Dnipro

Our clinic offers the services of a 24-hour emergency room, where an orthopedic doctor will conduct a full diagnosis and provide all the necessary assistance. First aid in such cases should be as quickly as possible to reduce the consequences and help the athlete recover faster.

Our experienced orthopedic doctors successfully treat all types of injuries and perform operations to restore menisci, ligaments, and joints. We will help you choose a recovery course so that you can return to sports activities as soon as possible.

You can make an appointment with our orthopedic doctor or go to the emergency room by calling the phone number listed on the website. Call us to get qualified help and effective treatment.