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Physical therapy for sports 

How can physical therapy help sports injuries?

You are attending physical therapy for a sports injury, you may be wondering how you can help your sports injury at home. It could be as simple as having a conversation with your physical therapy for sports, such as the ones available at LeMoine Physical Therapy. 

You might’ve received your sports injury from doing something as casual as jogging or something as competitive as playing basketball or another organized sport. Every type of athletic exercise, sports and more can cause muscle strain, ligament tears or dislocations and they can cause many athletes, no matter how serious of an athlete you are, to be out of the game.

And oftentimes sports injuries are referred to physical therapists for rehabilitation, but why, you may ask.

What type of sports injuries can physical therapy help?

Physical therapy is often an attractive treatment option because it can be used after surgery, before surgery or it can be used as a means of exhausting every single treatment option available to you before you go under the knife.surgery can be scary, and your physical therapist for your sports injuries understands that. Furthermore, surgery is not always the end-all be-all when it comes to preparing a sports injury to get you back in the game, because it can take a very long time to heal from the surgery. However, with physical therapy, you are learning how to exercise to help your body, and live and improve upon your injury.

Physical therapy can help you recover from a wide range of injuries, such as the ones listed below. However, this is not an exhaustive list.

  • Ankle sprains
  • Groin pulls
  • Hamstring strains
  • Shin splints
  • ACL tears
  • Knee meniscus tears
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tommy John surgery

If you have suffered a sports injury, that has you sidelined from your favorite sports or your professional sports endeavors, you should go to a physical therapist that focuses on sports. There is a lot of physical therapy for sports out there. Sadly, injuries are just part of being into competitive sports, which is seeing a rise in demand for people who can treat injuries from competitive and organized sports and give options other than just surgery. 

Can physical therapy reverse degenerative disc disease?

Degenerative disc disease otherwise known as DDD is a condition that is going to develop because of a misalignment in your spine or trauma to it, and if you play organized and competitive sports, then you might have a lot of traumas to your spine and you might develop this condition and you may be here looking for answers. While this disease cannot be reversed, live child changes or exercise can improve the quality of life and perhaps even get you back into your organized sports, though you might be involved at a lesser level than you were previously.

The pain of DDD is not going to disappear on its own; however, with the help of a physical therapist that focuses on sports injuries and keeps you in the game, it can be greatly lessened.