Tears in the rotator cuff are a common shoulder complaint. A stiff joint limiting mobility is called a “frozen” shoulder and is equally problematic.
The elbow experiences the famous injury dubbed “tennis elbow,” involving a pain in the joint that makes it difficult to grip properly. The elbow can also experience fractures and nerve damage. It is important to receive treatment immediately, as elbows are a prime candidate for injury recurrence.
Sports using the wrist such as basketball make you susceptible to injury. Sprains, tendonitis, and even arthritis and carpal tunnel can occur. It is best to receive regular treatment to catch these before they happen.
Your hips can become inflamed and experience muscle strains. This generally happens from overuse since the hip is a part of our core.
Knee pain is a common complaint in the sports industry. No matter what you’re doing, you’re using your knees. They are susceptible to many injuries including cartilage and ligaments, dislocation, and even arthritis. Catch the cause fast so it does not become a recurring issue.
Who hasn’t sprained their ankle? Whether you’re running and jumping for a sport, exercise or just to get to the bus, ankles can twist in a second and affect your movement for the rest of the day.
The most common complaint in the physical therapy world in general, back pain is a large portion of what sports physical therapists treat. Overuse, insufficient stretching and other trauma can not only cause pain, but long-term conditions such as spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis. These are conditions that result in the defect or slippage of the vertebra. Back injuries are fairly common in sports that hyperextend the spine, such as gymnastics.