Injuries are common in sport.
Sport is an important part of life and occasionally injuries occur. Physiotherapy assessment and treatment usually accelerates the healing process and returns the participant to their activity as fast as possible and with their injury healed.
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Dead Leg Injury
A ‘Dead Leg’ injury relates to a blow to the outside of the thigh with a blunt object, e.g. someone else’s knee! It is an extremely painful bruising of the tissues, and can literally ‘knock out’ your whole leg for a few days. This often happens during a match by accident. After a few days, severe bruising …
Golfer and Tennis Elbow
Many people suffer from elbow pain, either on the inside or the outside of the joint. It can be caused by an over strain of the tendons at the elbow as they attach onto the bone. In Golfers Elbow the pain is on the inside of the elbow joint. It is often caused by prolonged strain through the wrist …
In sport, the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) sometimes gets partially or fully torn. Accurate diagnosis is important, but often its better to wait for the swelling to reduce before having a MRI scan performed. Physiotherapy can help you here, both reducing the swelling and prescribing exercises to regain as much movement as possible. If …
Inside the knee joint are two rounded shock absorbers, each one called a ‘Meniscus’. If caught in a forced twisted position, one may tear. This often happens during sport if the studs of the boot are stuck in the ground and the body turns in the other direction to follow the ball, causing a …
The Achilles Tendon attaches the calf to the heel bone. It can become inflamed if it is repeatedly contacting out of alignment. This can occur if the arch of your foot has dropped and your heel has edged slightly sideways. It is extremely painful to walk and run, and if it turns into a long …
Groin Strain Groin strain is a very painful injury. It is a strain to the muscles on the inside of the thigh which attach to the pelvis. They are are called the Adductors. Their function is to support the pelvis on the front and bring the legs together. When they are put under pressure by overstretching them or …
The Hamstring muscle is made up of three long muscles at the back of the thigh. Together they bend the knee and extend the hip, giving them two functions. Therefore its easy to pull them by putting them on a quick over-stretch. This can happen by bending the hip and extending the knee at the same time, e.g. …
An ankle sprain happens very easily, you step awkwardly on rough ground or miss your footing coming down from a pavement…and agony strikes! The ligament on the side of the ankle is overstretched when you go over quickly on it, and some of the fibres are torn off. It can swell quite quickly, so …
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