Just as there are many different types of sports injuries, there are just as many sports injury treatments. These must be carried out by professionals who specialize in this type of injury.
Many of the injuries that a sports player may experience are acute in nature, meaning that the injury will become evident almost immediately. There may be signs of swelling and bruising in the affected area along with immobility issues and usually some level of discomfort. The immediate treatment that is usually performed for this type of injury will be the application of ice. This is only after the medical professional has done a full assessment and diagnosis. Ice is used to bring the swelling down. Then added to the treatment will usually be a period of rest. In some cases the Doctor may order compression wraps but this will depend on the type of injury.
Another course of treatment may include elevation. How long this will be required depends on the injury itself and the time it is taking for the healing process.
It is not uncommon for many sports injuries to require some form of physiotherapy after the initial healing process has been completed. There are different forms of this treatment. Often it takes a series of treatments that focus on building up the strength gradually to the area that has become affected by the injury.
There are times where the sports medicine specialists may have to order some types of medication. They usually only do this as a last resort. Most often over the counter pain relief may be recommended for the first few days to help with the discomfort. At time they may order anti-inflammatory drugs and muscle relaxants.
One this that has to be noted is that every sports injury should be fully assessed and diagnosed properly so the proper course of treatment can be carried out.