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Sports Injuries

If you have been injured in a sports related mishap our physiotherapist will provide you with a detailed assessment and design a program for you to help you back to your sport as soon as possible.

Any part of your body can be injured during sports or exercise, sports injuries are mostly ones that involve the musculoskeletal system. This includes the muscles, bones, associated soft tissues and cartilage.

Common types of sports injuries include:

  • Muscle sprains and strains
  • Tears of the ligaments
  • Tears of the tendons
  • Dislocated joints
  • Fractured bones, including vertebrae

Sports Injury FAQ'S

What's the main cause of injury during exercise?

Injuries during exercise usually occur from poor training practices, improper use of equipment, lack of conditioning/training or insufficient warmup and stretching. Sports injuries can also occur from impact, twisting, hyper extension, over-use or stress forces.

What should I do after being injured?

Never try to play through the pain of an injury, there is a good chance you could do more damage to it. You should see a physiotherapist if your injuries cause major pain, numbness and swelling or if you cannot put any weight on the area. If an old injury starts to swell abnormally or causing instability it is also good to seek advice. If you have none of these symptons then it may be possible to treat it at home using R.I.C.E, (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). If pain or swelling worsens then best to see a health professional.

What's the difference between an acute and chronic injury?

Two kinds of sports injuries are acute and chronic. Acute sports injuries happen suddenly when playing sports or exercising. Sprained knees and ankles, fractured hands, pulled back muscles are acute injuries. Chronic sports injuries occur after you play a sport or exercise including pain while you paly or a dull ache when you rest.