Sports injuries are basically injuries that occur during sport or are associated with long term participation in sports. These injuries are usually grouped into the acute and chronic injury lists. An acute injury is usually one that happens suddenly and is normally caused by trauma and force. This is often caused by being hit by another player or piece of equipment or due to sprain or strain. A sprain affects the ligaments connecting the bones and a strain is a stretch or tear or of the tendon and muscles. Chronic injuries and pain refer pain that develops over a longer period of time and physical injury that constantly reoccurs and or is persistent. Many of these may seem mild over time and become worse or just cause constant discomfort whilst playing and or after sports.
Common Sporting injuries treated at Osteopathy and Podiatry Centre:
- Ankle sprains
- Runners Knee (Patello femoral Syndrome)
- Achilles Tendonitis or Tendonopathy
- Back sprains
- Tennis elbow
- Illiotibial Band syndrome (sharp pain on the outside and front of the knee usually)
- Shin Splints
These are just some of the common injuries treated at the Osteopathy and Podiatry Centre by our Podiatrists and Osteopaths. However there are many more injuries we can help treat and get you back to playing the sport you love pain free.
Treating most sports injuries is relatively straightforward; managing the symptoms to relieve pain and assisting in the healing of injuries. Where osteopaths excel is in the biomechanical evaluation of patients movement patterns to identify why chronic injuries keep occurring. They can evaluate whether an injury is directly from overuse or whether it is a secondary issue caused by another area in the body altering its motion. This gets to the root of the problem solving it permanently.
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