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How Are Sports Injuries Treated?

Your doctor in Fort Lauderdale, FL, can help you feel better when you have a sports injury.

Staying active is an important part of staying healthy. Playing a sport is an excellent way of staying active. Unfortunately, it also puts you at risk of experiencing a sports injury. The good news is, your doctor can help. Dr. Darin Bush at Mobility Spine and Sports in Fort Lauderdale, FL, offers a wide range of osteopathic medicine services, including treatment for sports injuries, to help you feel better.

You can do a lot to prevent sports injuries. Remember to:

  • Always wear the right footwear for the sport you are playing
  • Always wear the appropriate protective gear for the sport you are playing
  • Spend at least 15 minutes stretching before you begin your sport
  • Start out slowly, especially if you are new to the sport, or in poor physical condition
  • Stay hydrated to keep from developing fatigue, which makes you more prone to injuries

If you do experience a sports injury, don’t panic. Your doctor will know just what to do. These are just a few of the ways your doctor can treat a sports injury:

  • If you experience muscle strain, your doctor may recommend icing your injured body part to limit swelling, taking over-the-counter or prescription anti-inflammatory medication to reduce inflammation, resting and taking the weight off of the injured area, or physical therapy to limit stiffness.
  • If you experience an injured tendon or ligament, your doctor may recommend icing the injured area to limit swelling, immobilizing the injured area with a cast, splint, or other devices to allow the area to heal, and taking over-the-counter or prescription anti-inflammatory medication to reduce inflammation.
  • If you experience a fracture, your doctor may recommend immobilizing the area with a cast, splint, or other methods to allow the bone to heal, taking prescription anti-inflammatory or pain medication to reduce inflammation and pain, and physical therapy or rehabilitation to help you regain strength.

To learn more about treatment for sports injuries and how your doctor can help, call Dr. Bush of Mobility Spine and Sports in Fort Lauderdale, FL, at (954) 414-7080 today!

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