3 Common Autumn Sports Injuries

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3 Common Autumn Sports Injuries

Here at Core Physical Therapy, we love it when people have an excuse and opportunity to get out and get active. And there’s no better time of year to do so than during the fall weather! It’s cool enough that you don’t easily become overheated, yet not so cold that you’re uncomfortable.

However, we also tend to see certain injuries more often during this time of the year. Here are the top three autumn sports injuries:


Concussions are in the news a lot during the fall season, mainly because of increased awareness and attention for their impacts on football players in recent years. However, concussions can be common injuries off the gridiron as well, including for sports like soccer and volleyball. No concussion is the same, and they can each have different levels of severity.

Concussion symptoms include dizziness, impaired balance, headaches, short-term memory loss and loss of consciousness. These symptoms may not appear to be serious at first, but can become more serious. Concussions need to fully heal before the athlete returns to competition, and that healing can take up to a month. In the meanwhile, physical therapy can alleviate some of the symptoms.

Shin Splints

A lot of joggers know this one all too well. Shin splints are common among cross country runners, but can impact athletes in virtually any sport. Shin splints cause pain at the front of your legs as you run, and tend to appear more often as athletes try to adjust to exercising at more intense levels. To treat shin splints, ice and rest are your best friends, but you can also prevent the problem from getting worse by properly stretching and wearing the right footwear for your sport.

ACL Tears

Knee injuries are common among athletes, and tearing the knee’s anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can keep an athlete out of competition for up to a year. ACL tears happen when the knee goes into an unstable position, and can occur with or without contact. ACL tears are repaired with surgery, followed by physical therapy.

Core Physical Therapy is here for athletes that are injured. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you.


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  • Sports injury treatment | Nov 13th 2017 @ 4:41 AM


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