Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the United States, with an estimated 26 million people participating each year. Since basketball requires the use of several different leg and arm muscles, it can become very tiring on your body, especially for those who play on a team with little downtime. As with most sports, injuries are quite common and can range from minor to very serious if not taken care of right away. Miccass Physical Therapy near Columbus Circle, aims to personalize your therapy experience and customize your treatment through specialized one-on-one treatment.
What Injuries Can You Get?
Basketball injuries are usually defined as overuse injuries or acute injuries. Acute injuries are usually due to a sudden force such as a fall, stumble, or pressure to a muscle or body part. The most common basketball injuries are usually to the lower limbs or ankles. Some of these injuries include:
- Ankle sprains due to pressure on ankle muscles
- Jammed fingers from mishandling the ball
- Knee injuries due to fast movement of the legs
- Stress fractures from overtraining
- Hamstring pulls
- Tendonitis, Achilles tendonitis, rotator cuff tendonitis
- ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) tears
Many studies show that injuries can be quite common among basketball players. At least 22% of all males who play basketball will receive some sort of injury during a game and 42% of those injuries are to the ankle or foot, with almost half of those being sprains. Regardless of skill, players can receive injuries while playing the game due to several factors. The most common being not enough stretching before playing, and foot misplacement.
How To Treat Your Injuries?
There are many treatments and therapies that can help you get back to playing as soon as possible. Many smaller injuries like ankle sprains or strains will typically heal quicker than more severe injuries, however, the treatment for each injury will vary depending on the severity. If you have been injured, we recommend you visit a doctor in order to determine your next step in the healing process. Once the initial injury has been treated or determined, Miccass Physical Therapy near Columbus Circle can help you to restore the use of your injured part and retrain your muscles to move and function as they did before the injury.
If you are suffering from an injury, it is crucial that you see a physical therapist so we can determine the best plan for you to return to your pre-injured state. At Miccass Physical Therapy near Columbus Circle, we know that getting injured can be scary, but injuries do not define you. Our practice will help you get back in the game in no time. Contact us in order to see what personalized therapy we can offer you today.