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The Sports Injury and Rehabilitation Centre at CARE Hospitals, Bhubaneshwar, is a dedicated subspecialty that offers surgical, non-surgical, and rehabilitation programs for different kinds of sports injuries. The comprehensive treatment program that we offer is tailored as per the unique medical needs of the patient. We have a team of dedicated experts at our hospital who provides the latest in state-of-the-art treatment and follows a multidisciplinary approach for helping our patients return to their performance level.

What is a Sports Injury?

Sports injuries include a wide array of defects and problems that are caused by accidents that occur while an individual is indulging in a physical activity like sports. If they don’t properly warm-up before returning to the field after playing contact sports or taking a long break, the instances of sports injuries can increase.

Our subspecialty of sports injuries treats injuries like fractures, sprains, ligament tears, and bone dislocation. We aim to provide world-class treatments to our patients so that they can get back in action as soon as possible.

What are the types of sports injuries?

There are different symptoms and complications of different sports injuries. Here are some of the most common types of sports injuries that we treat:

Sprains – Tearing or overstretching your ligaments can result in a sprain. Ligaments are tissues connecting one bone to another in a joint.

Procedures & Treatment

  • Shoulder injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Elbow injuries
  • Ankle injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Foot injuries

Groin and hip injuries Tearing or overstretching your tendons or muscles might result in a sprain. Tendons are fibrous, thick cords of tissue connecting bone to the muscle. Oftentimes, strains are mistaken for sprains.

Knee injuries – Any injury interfering with your knee joint movement can be a sports injury ranging from a tear to an overstretch in the tissue or muscle in the knee.

Swollen muscles – One of the reactions to an injury is swelling. Swollen muscles can be quite painful.

Achilles tendon rupture – Achilles tendon is a powerful and thin tendon present at the back of the ankle. While you are playing a sport, it can rupture or break. When this happens, you will experience sudden, but severe pain along with difficulty in walking.

Fractures – Fractures occur when you break your bones while playing a sport.

Dislocation – When you are playing a sport, one wrong move can dislocate a bone in the body. If that happens, your bone will be forced out of its socket resulting in a lot of pain. It can also cause a lot of weakness and swelling.

Rotator cuff injury – There are four pieces of muscle working together that form the rotator cuff. It keeps the shoulder from moving in every direction. If there is a tear in even one of these muscles, it can weaken the rotator cuff.

What is rehabilitation for sports injuries?

Our rehabilitation program for sports injuries has been designed to make sure that it meets the needs of all our patients, depending on the severity and type of the injury. However, in order to ensure that the program is successful, patients and their families should be actively involved. For instance, after an amputation, the aim of rehabilitation is to help the patient get back to the highest level of independence and function possible while ensuring their overall quality of life – socially, emotionally, and physically. In order to ensure that our patients reach these goals, the rehabilitation program includes the following:

  • Activity restrictions
  • Occupational or physical therapy
  • Exercise programs for stretching and strengthening the area
  • Conditioning exercises for preventing further injury
  • Cold or heat applications and whirlpool treatments
  • Use of wheelchairs or crutches
  • Applications of casts, splints, or braces for immobilizing the area
  • Patient and family education
  • Pain management techniques

If you observe any signs of swelling or if placing weight on the injured area results in pain, you should contact your doctor right away. If you are facing problems in the previous injury, you have to seek medical attention immediately. If you are not seeing any improvements after RICE treatment for 24 to 36 hours, you should contact a healthcare provider

In the case of a child’s sports injuries, extra precautions should be taken. This is because the skeleton of a child is not fully developed and compared to adults, their bones are weaker. What seems like a tissue injury might be a serious fracture. Whatever the case might be, it is important that you don’t ignore your symptoms. Get an early diagnosis at the Sports Injury and Rehabilitation Center at CARE Hospitals, Bhubaneshwar, and get back to your game in no time.

Procedures & Treatment

  • Shoulder injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Elbow injuries
  • Ankle injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Foot injuries
  • Groin and hip injuries