Sports Injuries and Related Pain

 

Common sports injuries

  • Acute muscle strains or tears eg calf, hamstring
  • Acute ligament sprains or tears eg. Ankle, knee
  • Joint subluxation or dislocation
  • Fractures
  • Muscle contusions eg thigh, calf
  • Overuse muscle or tendon injuries eg patella tendinopathy

 

Immediate Injury Management

USE R.I.C.E.D

 

R-est:for 48 hours after injury

I-ce: for 20min every 2 hours for 48 hours to control pain and swelling

C-ompression: Compress injured body part with elastic bandage/compression stocking

E-levation: Keep injured area elevated above level of heart to minimize swelling

D-iagnosis: If significant pain and swelling persists for more than 48 hours seek professional help

AVOID H.A.R.M

 

H-eat: hot water bottles/heat packs (increases bleeding and swelling)

A-lcohol: increases bleeding and swelling

R-unning: Do not resume exercise within 48 hours of injury

M-assage: can cause increased bleeding and swelling

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We treat a number of different sports injuries including:
running, athletics, cricket, tennis, golf, horse riding, dancing, gymnastics, swimming and many more.

 

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