Sports Injuries NYC come in various types and a large number of them are painful. Most of these injuries are curable with only several months of rehabilitation, but at times, they can only heal through surgery, followed by rehabilitation. Below are several types of sports injuries and their various symptoms.
Abdominal Muscle Strain
This type of sports injury damages the internal structure of an athlete’s abdominal muscles. The strains can cause tears or rips to his muscle. More often than not, these tears and rips are small, but they can cause discomfort or pain. When the injured portions of the muscle stray away from one another, it can cause a rupture.
Symptoms of Abdominal Muscle Strain
- Soreness or muscle pain right after the injury occurs
- Pain or problems flexing while stretching muscles
- Discomfort or stiffness
- Muscle spasms
- Pain when the area is touched
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
This is one of the most common Sports Injuries NYC has seen in numerous athletes. The Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury, or ACL, is normally a tear in the ligament. This ligament is sandwiched between the thighbone and the lower leg bone. It helps to stabilize the knee by averting the thighbone from sliding too far forward.
Symptoms of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
- A loud popping sound in the knee
- Difficult to walk
- Swelling of the knee joint
- Extreme pain within two to three days
A meniscal tear is also a common injury among athletes. This is a tear that often occurs in the shock-absorbing structure in a person’s knee, and is known as the meniscus. Each knee has two menisci. The one is commonly known as the medial (on inside of the knee) and the other one is the lateral (outer side of the knee).
Symptoms of Meniscal Tear
- Stiffness in knee
- A popping sound
- Swelling within and around the knee
- Locking up or catching of the knee
- Tenderness within the joint
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