Rest? Ice or heat? Medication?
Sports injuries, when left untreated takes longer to heal

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Suffering from a sport injury and not doing anything about it can be detrimental to your body

Did you know that rest from painful exercise or a movement is essential in the early injury stage? And that heat encourages bleeding, which could be detrimental if used too early? Also, certain drugs can interfere with other health conditions, especially if you have asthma.

If left untreated, your injury takes longer to heal and the pain lingers. Also, your pain is more likely to recur and leave you with either joint stiffness or muscle weakness.

Get our sports injury guide and know:

  • When to rest
  • When to use ice or heat
  • When to see a doctor

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Our specialized teams provide comprehensive orthopedic treatments and services to help you regain your strength and flexibility so you can live life at your best. If you need a hip replacement or have a sports-related injury, we’re here to help you get better with a broad array of diagnostic tools and treatment options, from primary care to orthopedic surgery to physical therapy.