What are the Most Common Sports Injuries?
Some of the most common sports injuries are:
- Broken leg, ankle, arm or wrist
- Dislocated shoulder
- Pain in the back, shoulder, heel
- Minor and severe head injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Cartilage damage
- Tennis elbow
Whether you’re trying to get active again or learning a new sport, it’s good to get yourself familiar with those injuries. This way, you can better protect yourself and in case you suffer an injury due to an accident, somehow you’ll know what to do.
What to do if you have a sports injury
Although sprains and strains are easy and quick to treat, other types of injuries might require weeks or months of rest, recovery and treatment. It’s especially the case with long-term injuries that resulted from a major sporting accident or overuse of certain joints and muscles.
In those cases, physiotherapy might be required. This treatment might involve the following:
- Manipulation and exercises (to improve your range of motion)
- Appropriate massage for relaxation and healing stimulation
- Specialised exercise programme to strengthen the affected body part and prevent recurring injury
Carrying out physiotherapy treatment often requires detailed knowledge of human anatomy and biomechanics. This way, the approach will be comprehensive even if the injury seems to be isolated and localised. This comprehensive approach and treatment can help prevent that same injury from recurring (and might help prevent other types of injuries when you’re trying to get active again).
Designing the personalised treatment requires a thorough assessment. That’s because recovering from an injury requires some work and you want every effort to count towards full recovery. With a personalised treatment that resulted from a thorough assessment, you can heal much faster and get back to your favourite activity as soon as possible. This will also help you gain peace of mind because you know that the injury is unlikely to occur again (with proper care and precautions still).
If you have recently suffered from an injury or if you already have a chronic one, you can contact us here at MVMT Osteo. We can design a personalised treatment for you to aid you in your fast recovery.