Sports Injuries

Step off the Sidelines by Treating Your Sports Injuries the Right Way

Get Back to Your Game Quicker with Physical Therapy Treatments

It is important to stay healthy when playing your sport, whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend warrior. Any injury incurred during physical activity can be identified as a sports injury, and we are here at Pace Physical Therapy to get you off the sidelines and back into the game!

With the support of one of our devoted San Jose, CA physical therapists, don’t just wait around for your injury to heal. Get back to the sport you enjoy faster.

How did my sports injury occur?

The word “sports accident” is all-encompassing, including any kind of injury that happens during an athletic activity. Through lifting heavy weights at the gym or running in badly fitting shoes, it can happen just the same as it can by throwing a bat too hard or rolling your ankle on the soccer field.

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Treating it as soon as possible is one of the most significant aspects of rehabilitating a sports injury. Depending on how serious the injury is, your health history, and whether or not the injury needs surgical intervention, the care plan and period of recovery will differ.

What sports injuries do I have?

There are a variety of different injuries that can occur while performing an athletic activity; however, the most common causes of sports injury, include:

 Shin splints.

“Medial tibial stress syndrome,” is the medical term for shin splints which refers to discomfort felt in the shin bones.  Usually, this pain is caused by tension exerted on the shinbone and the underlying connective tissues. Shin splints are painful and frequently debilitating, but wearing proper footwear, warming up before exercise, and strengthening the muscles of the heart and leg can prevent them.

Strain or “pulled muscle.”

When a tendon binding the muscle to the bone is extended beyond its limits, a strain, also referred to as a’ pulled muscle,’ takes place. Once the tendon has been overstretched, it is more likely to be stressed again.


When a ligament linking one bone to another is stretched beyond its limits, a sprain occurs. Much like a strain, it’s more likely that it will happen again if a sprain happens and a ligament is overstretched.

Knee injuries.

Your knee is the most complicated joint in the body and is also one of the areas of the body that are most often injured. Knee injuries can include dull aches that extend from your hip to your knee, injuries that make moving the knee painful for repeated use, or more serious injuries such as an ACL tear.

Get back in the game today!

Our physical therapists from San Jose, CA are movement professionals who can help you heal easily and accomplish your physical objectives. In order to help get you back into the game as soon as possible, they will recommend an individualized treatment plan for you based on your personal needs. This can be done after a medical examination is first performed and diagnostic tests, such as X-rays, MRI or ultrasound, are examined.  Treatment plans will take into account the severity of your injury, the extent of your health, and your lifestyle. 

In order to enhance your range of motion and minimize scar tissue, the plan will possibly include manual therapy, stretches to improve balance and mobility, and strengthening exercises to improve the injured area as well as its surrounding areas. These are all done to help you heal and avoid more injuries from happening in the future after your sports injury.Have you suffered a sports injury recently? If so, don’t hesitate to request for an appointment at Pace Physical Therapy San Jose, CA appointment. We’re trying to help you heal as soon as possible so that you can return to the sport you enjoy!