Professional Physical Therapy in Reno, NV and Carson City Used to Treat Common Sports Injuries
Professional physical therapy can be recommended to treat many orthopedic conditions, which are any conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system of the body. While many patients can benefit from physical therapy for a number of ailments, one of the most common reasons a person seeks this type of treatment is for a sports-related injury. At Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic, we provide a number of treatments for patients in the Reno, Nevada and Carson City area needing physical therapy due to occupational or sports-related injuries.
Sports-related injuries often include damage to the muscles or tendons of the body from overuse, improper stretching, or sudden injury. In fact, one of the most common sports injuries that leads people to seek professional physical therapy is a torn muscle or ligament. A torn muscle develops when a muscle is stretched too far, often in a sudden movement as opposed to a gradual stretch, causing the muscle fibers to tear. This can lead to symptoms of pain, swelling, and limited range of motion for the muscle.
While many times a torn muscle or ligament can heal on its own, sometimes physical therapy is needed to recondition the muscle and treat the injury. To do this, a physical therapist may recommend a series of gentle stretches to lengthen the torn muscle, in combination with hot and cold compresses to help reduce the inflammation and tightness in the muscle fibers. Over time, as the muscle repairs, your physical therapy sessions may focus on gentle strengthening exercises to help restore the full function of the healing muscle.
Other types of sports injuries that we often treat with professional physical therapy at our Carson City clinics include:
- Spine injuries
In addition to sports injuries, physical therapy can also be used to treat the following conditions:
- Headaches/chronic migraines
- TMJ or jaw pain from misalignment
- Tennis elbow
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Knee injuries
- Torn rotator cuff
- Many more conditions
To learn more about the professional physical therapy services offered in Reno, NV and Carson City by the experts at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic, contact us today.