Sports Injuries

Not all sports injuries can be prevented, but you can reduce the risk. 

Warming up properly before you exercise, staying within your fitness capability, using the right equipment or seeking professional coaching to learn the correct techniques could help reduce the risk.  The most common injuries are ankle sprains and strains, but there are many others.

One common condition is plantar fasciitis, also known as jogger’s heel.  It’s caused by straining the ligament that supports the arch.  Continued activity with this type of sports injury may result in chronic heel pain causing you to change the way you walk to minimize the pain.  This change could also cause you to develop foot, knee, and hip or back problems.

Achilles tendinopathy is another sports injury you frequently hear about.  This is the tendon that joins your heel bone to your calf muscles: generally due to overuse, an injury to this tendon causes pain, swelling, stiffness and weakness of the achilles.

One of the other most common sports injuries that occurs in sports which involve running and twisting is anterior knee pain. Here, the pain occurs at the front and centre of the knee when the patella (commonly known as kneecap) does not track properly causing a dull, aching pain.  The term anterior knee pain can refer to many different problems including runner’s knee and jumper’s knee.

Many people try to treat minor sports injuries and niggles at home, but you must be sure you are treating the correct injury.

At Six Physio, our sports physiotherapy programme begins with a thorough assessment of your injury and how it occurred, plus an evaluation of your strength and flexibility. Our sports physiotherapists then shape a treatment plan that is right for you. We will monitor your progress and adjust your bespoke programme on a regular basis, as this is essential for your recovery.

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