Sports injuries are a type of injury that cause many people to seek help from a physical therapist in Union, New Jersey. Major injuries, such as broken bones, are typically easy for athletes to diagnose on their own, and you won’t likely have any desire to avoid medical treatment or therapy for them. 

More minor injuries, such as strains and sprains, may be more difficult to diagnose. In fact, they often don’t seem to be serious enough for you to seek professional help. However, there are two signs you may need sports injury treatment, even if the injury appears minor.  

 1.  Pain

The most common sign that you have an injury that requires sports injury treatment is pain. Every part of your body contains nerves, and these nerves are designed to send information to the brain. In cases where a part of your body has been injured, the signals your nerves send out are pain signals. 

For many minor injuries, the pain will typically subside after a few days. However, some people may experience pain from their injuries for weeks or months. If this is the case, it may be a sign of a more serious underlying issue that requires physical therapy treatment. 

2.  Swelling

Another common sign that an injury may be more severe than you thought at first is swelling. This response is an ingrained response your body makes when its tissue has been damaged. After an injury, the body will rush lymphatic fluid and white blood cells to the injured area. This response is designed to help promote healing in the injured tissue. 

However, swelling can also further irritate nerves and cause them to send out more pain signals. It may also continue for a long time or reappear after even light physical activity. If this is the case, your swelling may indicate that you need to seek sports injury treatment. 

Arrow Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation in Union can help you find sports injury treatment

Our Arrow Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation clinic in Union has a team of physical therapists that is standing by to help you treat many types of sports injuries. Our unique combination of personalized therapy plans, dedicated patient support and evidence-based therapy methods can help treat injuries such as: 

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