Sports Injuries

What is a Sports injury?

Sports injuries can be caused by a variety of things, and occur at almost any part of the body. Sports injuries can be caused by external factors such as an accident, fall or heavy blow. Other factors include; not warming up correctly before exercise, using inappropriate equipment, poor technique or pushing yourself too hard.

Characteristics/ Clinical presentation

The seven most common sports injuries

Ankle sprain
Groin pull
Hamstring strain
Shin splints
Knee injury: ACL tear
Knee injury: Patellofemoral syndrome — injury resulting from the repetitive movement of your kneecap against your thigh bone
Tennis elbow (epicondylitis)

 

If you’ve injured yourself, you may have immediate pain, tenderness, swelling, bruising and restricted movement or stiffness in the affected area. Sometimes, symptoms may only be noticeable several hours after exercising or playing sports.

 

If you feel pain stop exercising. Regardless of whether your injury happened suddenly or you’ve had the pain for a while. If you continue to exercise while injured may cause further damage as well as slow your recovery.

Clinical diagnosis

If you have a minor injury, you can normally look after yourself at home, however, you may want to visit your GP or local NHS walk-in centre for advice, or if your symptoms don’t get any better over time.

 

If you have a severe injury, such as a broken bone, dislocation or serve head injury, go straight to your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) department as soon as possible.

 

Treatment

 

Minor injuries can usually be treated at home, however if you are unsure of your injury and are in pain, it is best to go to your local doctor or Physiotherapist to get it checked out.

If your injury is worrying you, or is lasting more than a few days, book yourself in to see one of our team to have an assessment.

Here at Comfort Health

 

At Comfort Health we offer a range of treatments from sports massage, physiotherapy, strength and conditioning and acupuncture, along with a variety of other services to aid all types of sport injuries.

 

If you feel like you could benefit from a treatment from one of our practitioners –  Click Here and book in today.

 

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