Sports Injury Treatment Kingston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Physio & More we have a team of therapists who are specialists in treating sports injuries. Many of them have worked with professionals at national level and their expertise is available to treat you. If you are injured you are in safe hands with our team. They will carry out a thorough assessment and examination before beginning treatment and they will work with you on a rehabilitation plan setting goals to get you back to and where possible exceeding your previous performance. If you need them to be, they will be with you every step of the way even if that means they put their kit on and run beside you. If your injury is more complex we have access to a team of world class consultants and immediate access to the best diagnostic centre in the area where you can have investigations.There is no doubt that exercising is good for you, but you can injure yourself when you take part in sport. Accidents, insufficient training, preparation, the wrong equipment or footwear can cause injuries. Some people get hurt because they are not fit or ill prepared. Not warming up or stretching can also lead to injuries.The most common sports injuries are:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Knee injuries
  • Swollen muscles
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Pain along the shin bone
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations

For you these injuries will be uncomfortable and alarming but they are things our experts see and treat every day so you are in good hands from the moment you contact us.

If you are hurt stop playing. Continuing to play or exercise can cause greater injury. Treatment often begins with Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation, the RICE method to relieve pain, reduce swelling and speed healing. Other possible treatments include pain killers, keeping the injured area from moving, rehabilitation and sometimes surgery.

Sports injuries may be due to over use of a part of the body when participating in an activity. For example, runner’s knee is a painful condition associated with running, while tennis elbow is a form of repetitive stress injury at the elbow. Other types of injuries can be caused by a hard contact with something. This can often cause a broken bone or torn ligament or tendon.

Injury can be minimised by doing an effective warm up, this consists of a heart rate raiser to get your pulse up, followed by sport specific dynamic stretches (stretches whilst moving).

To reduce the risk of injury the following may help:

  • Time off: Plan to have at least 1 day off per week from a particular sport to allow your body to recover.
  • Wear the right gear: Players should wear appropriate and properly fitting footwear and clothing. Protective equipment such as protective pads, helmets, mouthpieces, face guards, protective cups, and/or eyewear should be worn for particular sports.
  • Strengthen muscles: Conditioning exercises before games and during practice strengthens muscles used in play.
  • Increase flexibility: Stretching exercises before and after games or practice can increase flexibility.
  • Use the proper technique: This should be reinforced during the playing season.
  • Take breaks: Rest periods during practice and games can reduce injuries.
  • Play safe: Strict rules against headfirst sliding (baseball and softball), spearing (football), and body checking (ice hockey) should be enforced.
  • Stop the activity if there is pain and avoid dehydration by drinking plenty of fluids before, during and after exercise or play.

Using proper equipment is key to preventing injury.

Fatigue can be a contributing factor in sports injuries because it is more difficult for the body to protect itself when fatigued. Stopping an activity at the first sign of fatigue can prevent sports related injuries.

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We specialise in sports injuries so book an appointment call us on 020 8546 6464 to get back to peak performance as quickly as possible.