Playing sports and exercising is fun and generally good for you, but injuries may occur due to overexertion, improper gear or poor training practices. Staying in good shape, warming up, stretching and wearing proper gear are several ways to prevent injuries. If injury does occur, you will be in good hands with Orthopedic Associates of Hartford who have consulted with numerous local high school, collegiate, and professional sports teams, and have treated thousands of injuries since 1970. Your doctor will coordinate your treatment with Orthopedic Associates Physical Therapists to safely and quickly rehabilitate your sports-related injury and get you back to your desired recreational or competitive activity.
Some of the most common sports injuries include:
Sprains are tears to the ligaments caused by being stretched beyond its capacity. Ligaments join the ends of bones together and are commonly affected in the ankles, knees, and wrists.
Strains are injuries or tears to muscles or tendons caused by overstretching
Shin splints is pain along the outside front of the lower leg, commonly seen in runners
Achilles tendonitis or rupture of the Achilles tendon. These injuries involve the large band of tissue that connects the calf muscles to the heel
Fractures of the bones, or broken bones
Dislocation of joints occurs when one of the two bones that make up a joint separates from the other bone.
Sports Injury Specialists
Peter R. Barnett, M.D.
Robert J. Carangelo, M.D
Thomas W. Dugdale, M.D.
Richard L. Froeb, M.D.
John P. Fulkerson, M.D.
Christopher J. Lena, M.D.
Michael A. Miranda, M.D.
Durgesh G. Nagarkatti, M.D.
Clifford G. Rios, M.D.
Robert S. Waskowitz, M.D.
Gordon A. Zimmermann, M.D.