Common Sports Injuries Treatment for Athletes at Walk-In Clinic AFC Urgent Care Narberth, PA
AFC Urgent Care & Walk-In Clinic in Narberth, PA treats sports injuries for both children and adults
Everyone wants to stay in shape. Working out and playing sports is a great way to accomplish that goal. However, there are many common injuries that can result from playing sports. To prevent these injuries or minor ones from becoming major, debilitating injuries, it’s important to know how these can occur. Some can be easily prevented. The physicians and staff at AFC Urgent Care Narberth are very experienced at diagnosing and treating sports injuries for adults and children. We also can provide you with information on how to prevent sports injuries.
Here are some common injuries that can occur while playing sports:
- Ankle sprains
- Groin pull
- Hamstring strain
- Shin splints
- ACL tear
- Patellofemoral syndrome
- Tennis elbow
Knowing the limits of your body is often the best way to prevent injuries. When you do push yourself to0 far, it’s important to see a physician for treatment. One of the most common injuries we see are strains. When you overstretch a muscle while working out or competing in a sport, a strain occurs. You can take steps to prevent minor strains by warming up and stretching before you start playing or working out. Making this part of your routine will ensure blood is flowing to your muscles. Stretching before and after your activities is also important to keep your muscles loose and prevent tears. Try to be aware of muscle fatigue when you are active. Resting periodically when sprinting or jumping will help prevent injuries. While many people may suggest “walking it off” you should always seek immediate medical attention when there are any injuries to the head.
You can access our services and see a physician 7 days a week at AFC Urgent Care Narberth. We have extended weekday hours and weekend hours at our state of the art walk-in urgent care clinic. Our onsite digital x-ray give doctors a powerful diagnostic tool to help them determine the best treatment for you. We can provide referrals to specialized doctors if you need additional treatment. We are here when you need us and we look forward to serving you.
Formerly AFC Doctors Express