Common Sports Injuries Treatment for Athletes at Walk-In Clinic AFC Urgent Care Grand Rapids, MI

AFC Urgent Care & Walk-In Clinic in Grand Rapids, MI treats sports injuries for both children and adults

While working out and playing sports is an excellent way to stay in shape year-round, there are many common injuries that can result from sports. It is important to be aware of these injuries and how they might arise, as some are easily preventable. At AFC Urgent Care Grand Rapids, MI, our physicians and nurses are experienced in diagnosing and preventing sports injuries for both children and adults. 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

For all of these sports injuries, it is important to know your body’s limits and when to see a physician for treatment. Strains are one of the most common injuries that can happen from suddenly overstretching a muscle. Taking the necessary steps to prevent strains or pulls is an easy routine. Make sure you warm-up first to increase blood flow to your muscles. It is also important to stretch before and after you play a sport, in order to loosen your muscles and prevent tears. Also be aware of muscle fatigue when you are being active. It is very important to rest periodically while sprinting or jumping. At AFC Urgent Care Grand Rapids, MI, we offer convenient walk-in appointments to fit your busy schedule. Our urgent care services are flexible and varied, and our physicians are experienced in treating sports injuries. We look forward to helping you soon with all your medical needs!