More sports are highly competitive; injuries during sports are very common and can be categorized as being an acute, or an overuse injury depending on how the injury occurred and the symptoms experienced. Sports injuries can happen to bones, joints, cartilages, ligaments, bursae, muscles, tendons, and nerves.
It is crucial that such injuries are thoroughly assessed and treated appropriately to prevent long term complications. Our physiotherapists at Relive Physiotherapy clinic has wide experience in examining, diagnosing and treating sports injuries.
The most common sports injuries are;
Hamstring strain is most common in sports like track and field events (e.g. sprinting and jumping), football, rugby and tennis. An injury can occur due to the high-speed and heavy stretching activities. It is important that such injuries are identified and treated early in order to recover faster and prevent any long-term complications.
Groin and thigh pain
Groin pain (adductor muscle pain) is common in football and rugby. Early assessment and treatment including muscle length and muscle strength conditioning is important to improve the motor control and to avoid further injuries.
Ankle sprain is very common in almost all the sports. Outside ankle ligament is the most common form of ankle sprain. Early identification and adequate treatment such as mobilisation, strength conditioning, proprioception training (retraining of joint positional awareness) and sports related plyometrics helps to recover faster without any complications such as ankle instability.