Sports Injury Treatment in Bangalore
Exercising, doing work-outs in gym, playing sports are all important to keep your body fit and flexible to lead an active life. However sometimes these can lead to injuries. You can get hurt while you are walking, exercising, playing sports or doing any other physical activity. Such injuries due to sports, exercise or physical activities are termed as sports injuries. A sports injury can happen suddenly or it can develop over a period of time.
Most of the times sports injuries are caused due to basic mistakes like, exercising without warming up / cooling down, not wearing proper protective equipment, playing sports which involves jumping, running, tackling, pitching, etc.
Dr. Deepak G Shivarathre has 18 years of experience in treating sports injury patients in UK & India and is considered as a specialist in providing sports injury treatment in Bangalore. The good news is that most of the sports injuries can be treated non-surgically, while only certain injuries require surgical treatment, which can be done using the minimally invasive techniques.
Common Sports Injuries
Symptoms of a Sports Injury
The signs and symptoms of a sports injury depend on the type of injury. Common symptoms include:
Aches, pain or tenderness
Deformity, such as a bone or joint looking out of place
Decreased range of motion
Grinding, cracking, clicking or popping noise
Inability to bear weight on your hip, leg or foot
Diagnosis of Sports Injury
Physical examination: Dr. Deepak may attempt to move the injured joint or body part. This helps him see how the area is moving, or how it’s not moving if that’s the case.
Medical history: Dr. Deepak may ask you questions about how you were injured, what you were doing, what you’ve done since the injury, etc.
Imaging tests: Dr. Deepak may prescribe X-rays / MRI/ CT / Ultrasound scans. This helps him in seeing inside your body and to confirm the sports injury diagnosis.
Treatment of Mild Sports Injury
The RICE method is a common treatment regimen for sports injuries. It stands for:
R = Rest, I = Ice, C = Compression, E = Elevation
For best results, follow the RICE method within the first 24 to 36 hours after the injury. It can help reduce swelling and prevent additional pain and bruising in the early days after a sports injury. Over-the-counter and prescription medications are available to treat sports injuries. Most of them provide relief from pain and swelling.
Treatment of Severe Sports Injury
Seek immediate appointment with Dr. Deepak or emergency care if the injury is severe and shows below signs:
severe swelling and pain
visible lumps, bumps, or other deformities
popping or crunching sounds when you use the joint
Instability or inability to put weight on the joint
Dizziness , difficulty breathing
Serious sports injuries can require plaster cast, surgery and physical therapy.
Your Trusted Shoulder Specialist Surgeon in Bangalore
Dr. Deepak G Shivarathre
MBBS MRCS FRCS (Ortho) CCT (UK)
If you have a chronic shoulder pain affecting your lifestyle, I encourage you to consult an Orthopedic Surgeon and explore options for your shoulder treatment.
My team and me are specialist in Shoulder Treatment in Bangalore. We work closely with each patient to choose the treatment plan that will alleviate shoulder pain, restore function, and result in the best possible log-term outcomes.
When surgery is necessary, we use Arthroscopic Surgery (minimally invasive techniques) whenever possible.
If you have any query or doubts, please feel free to contact me. Wishing You A Healthy Life.
Book An Appointment
Dr. Deepak G Shivarathre is consulting at two different locations in Bengaluru. Choose the one nearest to your home as per your convenience. You can either call our reception to book your appointment or WhatsApp us and our team will get back to you.
#52/1 1, 10th Main Rd,
Malleswaram, Bengaluru - 560055
Timings : 5:30 PM to 8 PM
(Monday to Saturday)
Near Venkatala, Bagalur Cross, Yelahanka,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560064
Timings : 10:00 AM to 4: PM
(Monday to Saturday)