Whether you are trying to keep fit, play competitively or simply increase your wellbeing, there are many reasons to take part in sporting activities.
Although the benefits outweigh the risks, at some point many sports/active people will experience some kind of injury. This can range from minor strains and sprains to more serious injuries.
Our osteopaths are also keen sportspeople and our first-hand experience of the benefits of activity for optimum physical and mental health, as well as the downsides of injury, informs our approach to patients at our clinic.
We understand the frustrations that can be caused by being side-lined and the need for many patients to get back to their sport as quickly as possible.
We tailor all our treatments and rehabilitation to meet individual needs, from professional sportspeople to those who simply want to be active in their spare time.
What is a Sports Injury?
Any stress that is placed upon the body during sporting activity that prevents the body from functioning optimally and requires a period of recovery to heal is a sports injury.
Sports injuries usually affect the musculoskeletal system such as bones, cartilage, ligaments and tendons.
Typically, sports injuries result in pain, swelling, loss of movement and/or weakness in the affected area.
They can be categorised into two groups:
Acute/Traumatic Sports Injuries which happen as a result of a specific impact or traumatic event. Acute injuries include fractures, muscle and tendon strains, ligament sprains and bruising.
Chronic Sports Injuries caused mainly by overuse. Chronic injuries include tendinopathy, bursitis, and stress fractures.
Common Causes of Injuries