Common Sports Injuries

Sports & Spine Athlete Injury Report

The common sports injuries & the doctors that treat them:

  • Ankle sprain Sports requiring jumping, turning and twisting movements such as basketball, volleyball, netball and football; and explosive changes of direction such as soccer, tennis and hockey are particularly vulnerable to ankle sprains.

  • Groin pull. A groin strain is a tear or rupture to any one of the adductor muscles (muscles in the inner thighs). Groin injuries can range from very mild to very severe injuries that are completely debilitating.

  • Hamstring strain. A hamstring is one of the three posterior thigh muscles (from medial to lateral: semimembranosus, semitendinosus and biceps femoris). In quadrupeds, the hamstring is the single large tendon found behind the knee or comparable area. A hamstring strain can be very painful. Find out how they're caused, diagnosed, treated, and prevented.

  • Shin splints. Pain caused by overuse along the shinbone, the large front bone in the lower leg. Shin splints result when muscles, tendons, and bone tissue become overworked. Shin splints often occur in athletes who've recently intensified or changed their training routines.

  • Knee injury: ACL tear. ACL injury. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the key ligaments that help stabilize your knee joint. The ACL connects your thighbone (femur) to your shinbone (tibia). It's most commonly torn during sports that involve sudden stops and changes in direction — such as basketball, soccer, tennis and volleyball

  • Knee injury: Patellofemoral syndrome — injury resulting from the repetitive movement of

  • your kneecap against your thigh bone. Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a syndrome characterized by knee pain ranging from severe to mild discomfort seemingly originating from the contact of the posterior surface of the patella (back of the kneecap) with the femur (thigh bone).

  • Tennis elbow (epicondylitis) Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition of the elbow caused by overuse. Not surprisingly, playing tennis or other racquet sports.

Please contact DHD Medical Sports & Spine Clinic to request an appointment. **If your medical problem is an emergency, please seek immediate treatment by calling 911 or visiting your nearest emergency room.


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