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Sports Injuries Specialist

Denver Metro Orthopedics, P.C.

Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine located in Englewood, CO & Aurora, CO

Being active and taking part in sports has many benefits, but one’s effort to excel in sports might result in an injury. John Schwappach, MD, and the team at Denver Metro Orthopedics, P.C., offer exceptional care for an array of sports injuries. With offices in Englewood, and Aurora, Colorado, help is always nearby. If you’re not getting back into the game quickly enough, call Denver Metro Orthopedics, P.C., or book an appointment online today.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are sports injuries?

A sports injury can be any kind of physical harm you incur when playing sports or participating in other athletic activities. 

There are two main types of sports injuries. An acute sports injury is something that happens suddenly. These injuries happen because a bone, joint, or soft tissue exceeds its limitations and stretches, breaks, or ruptures. You can also suffer an injury when you hit something hard. For instance, concussions that result from hitting your head are a common but serious type of sports injury.

An overuse sports injury develops more slowly, building up over months or even years. Continually repeating the same kinds of movements over and over causes minute tears or fractures that weaken the tissue or bone, causing inflammation and chronic pain. This type of injury is common in sports where athletes perform the same action over and over again. 

What are the most common types of sports injuries?

Sports injuries can affect any part of the body, but some of the most common injuries include:

  • Torn muscles
  • Strained tendons
  • Sprained ligaments
  • Fractured bones
  • Dislocated joints
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Shin splints
  • Tennis elbow (epicondylitis)
  • Hamstring strain
  • Sciatica
  • ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear

If you’ve got a painful sports injury and have already consulted with your primary care physician or a physician has completed an emergency medical examination and ruled out a potentially serious underlying condition, then contact the team at Denver Metro Orthopedics, P.C. 

How are sports injuries treated?

At Denver Metro Orthopedics, P.C., your treatment for a sports injury begins with a comprehensive evaluation and a review of your medical and family health history. After your provider has identified the source of your pain, they create a customized treatment plan to address your needs and preferences. 

Your sports injury treatment might include:

  • Physical therapy 
  • Occupational therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Chiropractic care acupuncture 
  • Myofascial release
  • Epidural steroid injections 
  • Trigger point injections
  • Regenerative medicine

To learn more about treatment for sports injuries, call Denver Metro Orthopedics, P.C., or book an appointment online today.