Athletes Can Benefit from the Sports Therapy Offered at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic in Reno, NV
Are you an athlete? Have you sustained an injury that’s preventing you from performing to the best of your ability? If so, we invite you to visit Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic’s Reno, Nevada, location, where we offer sports therapy.
Here are some common athletic injuries that we may be able to treat with sports therapy at our Reno, NV, office:
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears — The ACL, which is located within the knee joint, provides rotational stability and helps to move the knee back and forth. It’s commonly torn when the leg straightens and pivots at the same time. Symptoms often include pain, swelling, and trouble walking.
- Shin splints — Shin splints occur when the muscles, tendons, and bone tissue around the tibia (the shinbone) become inflamed, usually due to repetitive activity such as running or dancing. This inflammation can cause either sharp or aching pain, as well as swelling. Although shin splints are a common condition, it’s important to visit a doctor to rule out other issues like tendinitis or a stress fracture.
- Tennis elbow — Tennis elbow (also referred to as “lateral epicondylitis”) occurs when repetitive motion causes small tears to develop in the elbow tendons. Patients often experience pain on the outer portion of the arm, between the elbow and the forearm, which can make it difficult to grip and lift objects.
In many cases, conservative sports therapy techniques may be all that’s needed to address certain athletic injuries. For example, our team might recommend pain medication, physical therapy, gentle stretching, heat/cold therapy, and periodic rest. But in some cases, such as where conservative treatment fails to relieve pain, patients could require surgery.
No matter where you are in your athletic training, if you think that you could benefit from sports therapy, please contact Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic in Reno, NV. We’ll do whatever we can to treat your condition and get you back in the game.