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Common Sports Injuries

Common sports injuriesCommon injuries that athletes often face can be acute—such as sprains, fractures or tears—or chronic—such as tendonitis or overuse injuries. Here you’ll find common diagnoses and treatment options. Click on the links below to learn more about specific injuries that affect each body area.

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  • Cervical burners or stingers (Brachial Plexus Injuries)

  • Cervical disc injury

  • Concussion

  • Spinal cord injury

  • Stress fractures

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  • Acromioclavicular (AC) sprain/strain

  • Arthritis

  • Bicep tendonitis

  • Labrum tears

  • Multi-directional instability

  • Rotator cuff tears and tendonitis

  • Scapular stabilization

  • Shoulder dislocation/subluxation

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  • Arthritis

  • Lumbar disc rupture

  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain

  • Spinal cord injury

  • Spondylolysis

  • Sprain or strain

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  • Arthritis

  • Bursitis

  • Elbow dislocation/subluxation

  • Golfer’s elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)

  • Strain or sprain

  • Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis

  • Ulnar collateral tear

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  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Colles’ fracture

  • Navicular or scaphoid fracture

  • Smith fracture

  • Sprain or strain

  • Tendonitis

  • Tenosynovitis

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  • Boutonnière finger

  • Boxer fracture

  • Dislocation/Subluxation

  • Jersey (or skier’s) thumb

  • Mallet finger

  • Sprain or strain

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  • Hip pointers

  • Hip labral tear

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  • ACL tear

  • Arthritis

  • Articular cartilage injuries

  • Bursitis

  • IT band tendonitis

  • LCL tear

  • MCL tear

  • Meniscus injuries

  • Patella (kneecap) dislocation/subluxation

  • Patelle tendonitis

  • Patello-femoral syndrome

  • PCL tear

  • Sprain/strain

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  • Achilles tear/tendonitis

  • Ankle sprain

  • Arthritis

  • Compartmental syndrome

  • Muscle strains

  • Shin splints

  • Stress fracture

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  • Achilles tendinitis

  • Foot fracture

  • Heel bursitis

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Stress fracture

  • Toe fracture

  • Toe sprain