The Sports You Play
If you are involved in just about any sport and participate on a regular basis, chances are high that you are going to experience an injury at some point. It could be the acute injuries where you immediately feel something go in your knee. Or, more often, the chronic, nagging injuries that come out of nowhere. At Sarasota Sports Medicine, Dr. Kaufman has 20 years of experience with just about any sports injury you could think of.
If you are suffering from any of the examples below, message him by sending him an inquiry on the page to the right. Or, call him at 941-927-0546 today!
Baseball / Softball
The constant throwing and swinging during baseball or softball practice and games places atremendous amount of stress on the shoulders, elbows, lower back and core. This makes theplayer susceptible to a variety of injuries. Added to that, as fatigue sets in, proper throwing and hitting mechanics begin to deteriorate, setting up even more compensating injuries.
Similar to baseball and softball, tennis players experience many of the same injuries due to the over head serve and the one sided swinging of the racquet. When you add in the drastic changes in direction and the hard surface, you can add a few more potential problems developing.
Let’s face it. The golf swing is a pretty unnatural movement for our back, but, so what? We’re not going to give it up. So, we have to deal with the problems that often arise from playing a sport that you either love or hate (sometimes both at the same time)!
Soccer injuries usually occur in the legs, feet and ankles. Due to the constant running and change of direction, the knees will take a beating. Other injuries to the hip such as a “hip pointer” can develop as a result of kicking. In young player’s this can be damaging to the growth plates in the knees and hips.
Running / Triathlon
The constant pounding from running on hard surfaces can increase the chances that a marathon runner or triathlete will develop problems from their feet all the way to their upper back. When the athlete adds in swimming, shoulder injuries can develop. In addition, due to the repetitive, constant motion, many injuries will compound themselves by altered gait and movement mechanics which creates compensation injuries in other areas.