Common Sports Injury Treatment for Athletes at AFC Urgent Care Walk-In Clinic in Willow Grove, PA
AFC Urgent Care & Walk-In Clinic in Willow Grove, PA treats sports injuries for both children and adults
Many people engage in sports or workout throughout the year to stay in shape. Unfortunately, there are many common injuries you could suffer from while engaged in these activities. To avoid minor injuries becoming major ones, you should be aware of the signs associated with them. Some are quite preventable if you know what you are looking for. Our physicians and medical assistants at AFC Urgent Care Willow Grove are very experienced in diagnosing and preventing these common sports injuries for both adults and children.
Come common injuries from playing sports or working out:
- Ankle sprains
- Groin pull
- Hamstring strain
- Shin splints
- ACL tear
- Patellofemoral syndrome
- Tennis elbow
It’s important to be aware of your body’s own limits, otherwise you’ll never know when to see a doctor for treatment. One of the most common injuries we see are strains. This occurs when you suddenly overstretch a muscle. This common injury can be prevented if you take a few easy precautions. You should always warm up to increase the blood flow to your muscles. While many people stretch before they start playing a sport, many forget or don’t realize they need to stretch after they are finished to keep muscles loose and prevent tears. You should also be mindful of muscle fatigue while you are being active. You should always rest periodically while sprinting or jumping.
We realize that your schedule may be as active as the sport you participate in. No appointment is ever needed at our walk-in clinic, so you can fit us into your schedule between plays or reps. We have a variety of other urgent care services available and our board-certified physicians are quite experienced at diagnosing sports injuries. We look forward to treating you in the future and helping you with all of your medical needs!