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By Kay Delgado 08 Aug, 2017

The knee injury is one of the most common sports injuries that take place. The knee is a complex joint with a number of components that can make it vulnerable to injuries. Most of the knee injuries can be treated successfully by adopting simple measures and opting for sports injuries physiotherapy.

What is jumper’s knee?

Running and jumping often leads to a condition called as jumper’s knee in athletes. Typically, gymnasts, dancers, football, basketball and volleyball players are affected the most. If you suffer from this condition, it would be wise to consult a physiotherapist and start the treatment, the earlier the better. 

What are possible treatments of knee injury?

Physiotherapists have been trained in using exercising therapy for strengthening muscles and improving the body function. These exercises have been proven scientifically to be most effective in treating knee pains. Your physiotherapist is an expert and can advise the best exercises for you.

Should I be concerned about the post-run soreness?

The most common reason for post run soreness is muscle injury or DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). It is important to know the difference between a muscle injury and DOMS for ensuring that you do not overlook an injury that can be sports limiting. And, if a muscle injury is suspected, it is recommended to consult a physiotherapist at the earliest.

What is the reason behind post-exercise muscular pain?

Shortly after you begin to exercise, a mix of carbonic and lactic acids builds up in the muscle. These acids are a result of muscle contractions. Pain and fatigue often exists if you have worked out more than usual until the acid level returns to normal.

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By Kay Delgado 04 Aug, 2017

A bulging disc is a spine injury sustained to the intervertebral disc. It can take place in the lower back (lumbar spine), upper or mid back (thoracic spine) or neck (cervical spine). This is commonly referred to as the slipped disc. Slipped disc physiotherapy can be a very effective method for treating the condition.

Frequently asked questions about Spinal Disc

What is a spinal disc?

Spinal discs are the rings which absorb shock and separate the bony vertebral bodies while also allowing for the movement and offering space for the major spinal nerves to exit from the spinal canal. Slipped disc usually presses against the nerve and irritates it. This pinching of the nerve can lead to excessive pain, numbness, cramping and pain in the legs and arms.

What leads to the Bulging disc?

·        Bulging disc can occur for the following reasons:

·        Weakness in the annulus

·        Sudden trauma or pressure that tears annulus fibres

·        Injury

Improper posture

What are the symptoms of bulging disc?

Bulging disc injury is suspected when you experience excessive pain while sitting, lifting goods, coughing and sneezing.

How is the condition diagnosed?

Your physiotherapist can examine a bulging disc injury and assess on the basis of the history. He/she may also suggest undergoing clinical tests to confirm it and to find if any signs of nerve compression exist. Usually, CT scans and MRI are advised for diagnosis.

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By Kay Delgado 22 Mar, 2017

Physiotherapists can help patients with physical difficulties that result from injury, illness, ageing and disability. They devise and review various treatment plans based on typically manual therapies, electropathy and therapeutic exercises. They can also take responsibility to promote health and wellbeing of their patients and provide advice on how injuries can be avoided and how to maintain long-term control. There are a number of specialised ‘branches’ of Physiotherapy, for example -  sports physiotherapy being one of them. It is a specialized physiotherapy which deals with the injuries that are related to people partaking in sporting activity. These injuries are different from everyday injuries and a sports physio London can help the patients deal with the condition effectively.

FAQ’s about Sports Physiotherapy:

Q1). Why choose a Sports Physio London?

Sports physiotherapists have specific skills that can help to maximize your recovery. They ensure patients get moving faster and more effectively.

Q2). What happens during your first visit to a physiotherapist?

During your first visit to your nearest physiotherapist, you will be asked about the details related to your medical history, current pain, and intensity of pain and what aggravates and eases it. How does it impact your daily routine and what would be the expected outcomes of physiotherapy.

Q3). How long does the treatment last?

Physiotherapist studies your condition and will provide a professional estimate of your  recovery time. However everyone is different and so are their healing times. Typically, one physiotherapy session lasts between 30 – 60 minutes and the number of these required can only be determined after a professional assessment.

Q4). Are physiotherapy treatments painful?

In some cases, physiotherapy treatments can be painful but crucially it’s important the motion is returned to your joints and muscles. However, an experienced Physiotherapist will employ techniques to limit any pain.

Q5). What should be done after the treatment?

Some patients continue with home exercises, while others opt for gym programs. It is good to communicate your goals with your specialist Physio so that he can frame a custom program for you.

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By Kay Delgado 22 Mar, 2017

Engaging in sports is great for one’s well-being; it keeps you fit and healthy. Sometimes however you might be unfortunate enough to suffer from sports injuries which needs to be taken care of. Sometimes if these injuries are not treated quickly and with the necessary professional care required it can lead to increased pain and hinder or complete restriction of certain movements. Most common types of sports injuries are sprains, strains, swollen muscles, knee injuries, fractures, and dis-locations. So, if you get hurt, stop playing, because playing on this condition can cause more problems. We have all heard at some point people say – ‘Don’t worry, just run it off, you’ll be fine’, I have some reservations on this advice. If you prefer not to ‘run it off’ but would like to enlist some medical expertise to look at your injury then it could be time to visit a sports injury clinic London, where you will get complete assistance about your condition and how to improve it.

FAQ’s about Sports Injuries and what does a physiotherapist do?

What are the common sports injuries?

Sprains, strains, runner’s knee, shoulder pain, tennis elbow, and back and neck pain are the common sports injuries. The injuries fall into different categories, they are acute and chronic. Acute injuries take place suddenly and cause inflammation, swelling and bruising immediately. Chronic injuries occur over time and pain gets worse when activity is increased.

How long does it take to recover from knee, leg or back pain?

Treatment length often varies depending solely upon the severity of the condition and length of injury. It is good to see a doctor immediately and fix an appointment with a physiotherapist at the earliest. This ensures the injury does not aggravate and it starts to heal early.

What can be done to prevent future injuries?

It is good to consult a physiotherapist near you to get an answer to your queries. After your treatment it is usually recommended to go for the maintenance program so that the chances of future injuries are reduced considerably.

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By Kay Delgado 16 Mar, 2017

Most of us have indulged in sports at some point in our lives, be it our youth or in our middle or later in life, in that sense all of us are wanna be athletes irrespective of what kind of physical activity we choose. Playing sports can have little or no negative aspects and be all completely beneficial. Sports can also unfortunately bring about injuries and later in life arthritis as a result. Although we can’t blame participating in sports directly as the cause of arthritis, sporting injuries are a common factor that contributes to the problem.

Sports, in general, are good for our overall heath and for developing and maintaining a healthy cartilage. Sporting injuries, however, can lead to the opposite (along with a number of issues that catalyse the development of arthritis).

Arthritis is not an unheard term, affecting over 40 million people in the United States region alone. In plain terms, arthritis is the pain and stiffness felt in a joint, owing to inflammation. Earlier it was a common misconception that arthritis only affects the elderly. It is true that the risk of developing the same increases as we grow older. However, it can affect anyone, irrespective of his or her age. Engaging in intense sporting activity too are more prone to be  affected by arthritis owing to past injuries if proper arthritis treatment is not undertaken.

Apart from this, infection caused during sporting injury and genetics can also further heighten the probability of arthritis. A number of ageing athletes suffer from joint problems and other types of chronic arthritis pain associated with joints.

Arthritis has a number of conditions and types, ranging in hundreds. Amongst those, “osteoarthritis” is the most common. It is usually called “wear and tear” arthritis and mostly affects those who have had any sports related injury previously. Arthritis Research UK found that athletes who have at some point in their lives experienced; ligament tears and/or fractures are more susceptible to this form of arthritis as these injuries affect the way in which joints move. Once the movement is irregular, there is some stress and cartilage begins to erode along with the surfaces in joints. This is often followed by swelling, inflammation and pain.

As a sporting person the best way to avoid injuries leading to arthritis is to avoid those injuries completely. One must ensure that they are using all the sports equipment with the right technique and do proper warm-ups and stretching before they start with their routine.

For those who have already been injured, it is important that they take care to prevent it from turning into arthritis. Never over exert yourself because that may lead to you pushing your injured joint as well, before it has even healed properly. Also, don’t be in a rush to get back to the field, take some time off to allow your body to heal itself.

In case you already are suffering from arthritis, the pain can be managed with low intensity exercises. Yoga and water aerobics are excellent for this purpose. Anti-inflammatory pain relievers can also help treat symptoms (not to be substituted for cure). Physiotherapy too is immensely beneficial for those suffering from arthritis. If done regularly, it can help delay the advancement of the disease in your joints and assist in keeping joints flexible and more pain free.

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