Common Sports Injuries Treatment for Athletes at Walk-In Clinic AFC Urgent Care South Philly, PA
AFC Urgent Care & Walk-In Clinic in South Philly, PA treats sports injuries for both children and adults
Working out and playing sports is a great way to stay in shape all year long. However, many common injuries can result from sports. To ensure your long-term health and avoid chronic pain later in life, it’s vital to get these injuries checked out by a medical professional. You certainly don’t want a minor injury to develop into something worse, extending the time it takes for a complete recovery. Arming yourself with the knowledge of how these injuries can occur is vital as some are easily preventable. At AFC Urgent Care South Philly our board certified physicians are experienced at diagnosing these injuries. We can help you prevent minor injuries into developing into more serious, debilitating injuries. We are experienced at treating not only adults, but also children who are active in sports.
Here are some common injuries that can arise from playing sports:
- Ankle sprains
- Groin pull
- Hamstring strain
- Shin splints
- ACL tear
- Patellofemoral syndrome
- Tennis elbow
As with all injuries stemming from sports or even working out, it is important to know your body’s limits and to seek treatment if you’ve pushed yourself too far. The most common injury that can happen are strains. These occur when you overstretch a muscle. Stretching before you start playing or working out can help prevent strains and should be part of your usual routine. Warming up should also be included in your routine to get the blood flowing to your muscles. Keep in mind muscle fatigue in when you are active. It’s important to rest from time to time when jumping or sprinting, otherwise you increase the likelihood of injuring yourself. If you suffer a head injury, seek immediate medical attention.
At AFC Urgent Care South Philly, we have extended weekday hours and weekend hours. No appointment is necessary meaning you can visit us when it is convenient for your schedule and not the other way around. Our onsite digital x-ray gives our physicians a powerful diagnostic tool to help them figure out the best course of treatment. We also have referral services to get you treatment at more specialized facilities. We’re here when you need us!