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young man clutches his knee in pain as result of basketball injuryIf you’ve suffered a serious sports injury, your body will communicate to you by using signs and signals. Some signs include joint swelling or instability, pain that disrupts daily activity, and persistent symptoms that gradually get worse. Discover the details:

Joint Swelling or Instability

If you are experiencing joint swelling or instability, that’s a strong sign that the injury has caused deeper problems. It’s imperative not to overwork the affected area, as this can cause further injuries and extend your recovery time.

Disruptive Pain

Sore muscles are common after a good workout or playing a match. However, if the pain you’re feeling is disrupting your daily activities or your night’s sleep, it’s important to talk to a sports medicine doctor. Our team can diagnose the problem and work with you to feel better (and get back on the field sooner)!

Persistent Symptoms

Your body talks, and it’s important to listen to it! When your body suffers an injury, it produces symptoms to tell you that something is wrong. If your knee is throbbing or your elbow has shooting pains, your body is asking for medical attention. Don’t ignore this important communication.

How Mercer Medicine Can Help with Your Sports Injury

Our doctors are specially trained to help athletes with their sports injuries. We can diagnose the root of the problem and work with you to feel better so you can compete! We have helped athletes with injuries such as fractures, tendonitis, joint dislocations, and more. Mercer Medicine doctors are happy to see anyone in the community needs sports injury attention, not only Mercer athletes.

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