If you engage in sport whether you’re the seasoned pro or the part-time hobbiest you may not be a stranger to an injury from time to time for your sporting efforts. The unpredictable nature of any sport (the old cliche of no 2 games are the same rings so true) means training and exercising can at times result in an injury. These injuries also come in different flavours but by far the most common two are either the instantaneous one (big bang) or a result of the repetitive strain (same motion, again and again, and yet again). People engaged in such activities can often turn to Physiotherapy for rehabilitation, the most common sports injuries treated by Physiotherapists include knee injuries, sprains, strains, swollen muscles, fractures, and dislocations. Its important sports injuries are not to be left or ignored or tried to be ‘run off’ as they typically do not heal on their own. The consequences can be serious long-term problems such as weaker muscles, stiff joints, and tissue tightness. So, whether the sports injuries are fresh or old, they call for professional assistance and management so further and more severe future complications do not arise
Here are three common sports injuries athletes and even those engaging in casual sports look to Private Physiotherapy in London for support to:
Ankle sprain: Takes place when there is soft tissue damage in the ankle area. The sprain can differ in severity; athletes can feel pain when the injured area is touched or when they turn their foot in or out. In the case of severe injury, the patient might not be able to walk because of the extreme swelling and pain. It is advised not to put weight on the affected ankle so that further damage can be avoided. A Physiotherapist can advise a number of treatments to help you recover. Cold therapy and electrotherapy, for example, can be used for repairing the damaged ligament. Physiotherapists can also begin a more dynamic rehabilitation program when a person starts to recover.
Knee pain: There are a number of knee injuries that can be treated successfully with Physiotherapy. These treatments range from ligament and cartilage problems to muscular strains. Causes of knee pain can be sudden trauma, overuse or repetitive strain, arthritis or infections. Physiotherapy treatments can include strengthening exercises for correcting muscle balance, joint mobilization, and soft tissue massage. Acupuncture can also be another effective technique for relieving knee pain.
Fracture: Fracture is a complete or partial break in the bone. Fractures are usually caused by sudden shock to a bone that puts more pressure on it than it can physically withstand. Typically, these occur in the hand, wrist, collarbone, ankle or neck of the femur of the hip. Fracture calls for immediate medical attention; negligence can increase the pain and bleeding and cause further damage to the soft tissue structures. Bones can heal on their own but the doctor must be consulted to ensure alignment of the bone is correct and with the right support to ensure successful healing. Once, the bone is healed Physiotherapists can then support with various exercises and treatments to restore muscle power and to ensure full joint movement can be regained.
There are a number of private Physiotherapy clinics served by fully registered Physios in London, if you are looking for professional care, need a clinic near you, at a time to suit you and would like instant confirmation without waiting for callbacks or emails then there is only one place to go; www.physiosnearme.com, make a stronger you.