There are two kinds of injuries: acute injuries and injuries that occur from overuse. Overuse injuries develop over time and are the result of repetitive motions and trauma received to bones, tendons, and joints.
People who sustain these kinds of injuries typically work jobs or play sports that require repetitive motions (such as swinging a hammer or bat.) Over time, if these injuries aren’t treated, they can cause chronic pain problems.
The good news is that Delmarva Physical Therapy in Berlin offers physical therapy services to treat all kinds of acute and overuse injuries. Contact our clinic today to learn more.
Why do overuse injuries happen?
You might be wondering why overuse injuries occur. The reason for them happening is because of the body’s ability to adapt to physical stress.
When we exercise or use our muscles often, we’re strengthening them and making them more functional through the breaking down and building up of tissue.
However, if break down occurs quicker than the build up does, an injury can occur. This can also happen when you begin playing a sport or working a demanding job and try to do more than your body is capable of at first.
In sports, training errors are the most common cause of overuse injuries. These can include trying to increase intensity, duration, or frequency too early in your sport or activity.
Types of overuse injuries
There are several types of overuse injuries that Delmarva Physical Therapy in Berlin is able to assess and treat, from wrist sprains and fractures to shoulder dislocations.
A few common overuse injuries are as follows:
- Tennis elbow – Inflammation of the tendons joining the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow.
- Rotator cuff tear – Presents itself as an ache felt in the shoulder that worsens with movement.
- Shin splints – Pain along the shin bone, often found in runners who have changed their workout routine suddenly.
- Jumper’s knee – Inflammation or injury of the cord-like tissue that joins the kneecap to shin bone.
If you have sustained any of these injuries, or are experiencing inflammation and pain that you think may be linked to an overuse injury, contact our clinic today to learn more about our physical therapy services!
How physical therapy can help relieve pain from overuse injuries
If you’ve never seen a Delmarva Physical Therapy physical therapist before, you might be a little wary as to what your first appointment might be like.
When you arrive, one of our Berlin physical therapists will perform a detailed evaluation to determine the root cause of your pain or discomfort. A personalized treatment plan will be designed just for your overuse injury, taking into account your symptoms, medical history, and any health restrictions you may have.
The most important mission we have at Delmarva Physical Therapy is to help you reach your highest physical potential! No two patients are alike, and we don’t do “cookie cutter” treatment plans, either. Treatment plans are individualized for each patient and are aimed toward the achievement of your goals.
Contact Delmarva Physical Therapy today
With our care and commitment, we know that it is possible to help anyone who walks through our doors. Request an appointment with us today At Berlin, Maryland Centre to start your new life.
We look forward to watching you recover from your overuse injury, and reach your health, wellness, and fitness goals. Let us help you live a life that is free of pain.