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Warning Signs

Early Signs of an Sports Injury

Muscle soreness or stiffness for a day or two after exercising are considered normal, however certain warning signs may signal a more serious injury that requires care from the Vanguard team. Early warning signs of sports injuries include:

  • Tenderness or soreness within a joint
  • Muscle soreness or stiffness lasting more than two days
  • Swelling or bruising
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Pain when bearing weight
  • Inability to raise your arms overhead without pain or discomfort

If you experience any of these warning signs, see the team immediately for an exam. Getting a diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible may reduce your risk of complications and may allow you to return to athletic activities sooner.

The Warning Signs

Click to learn the early warnings signs to help detect and prevent injuries

Is treatment Required?

Click to learn what types of sports injuries require treatment, if they need treatment at all

What Therapies We Offer

Click to learn what therapies we offer for sports injuries