Sports Injury

Sports Injury

Sports injuries can be sustained during exercise, or whilst participating in a sport. Although children are often at greater risk of taking an injury during sports, adults can get them too.

Causes of Sports Injuries

Although sports injuries don’t have a direct cause, there are risk factors which include:

  • Exercising or playing a sport when you’re not regularly active.
  • Using inadequate or unsafe equipment, or using a poor technique.
  • Straining and pushing yourself too hard.
  • Playing a contact sport such as rugby.
  • Not warming up adequately before playing or exercising.
  • Having an accident while exercising.

Symptoms of Sports Injuries

The typical symptoms of a sports injury include:

  • Immediate pain
  • Tenderness around the area of the injury.
  • Swelling where the injury has been done.
  • Bruising
  • The area of the injury feeling stiff to move.

Types of Sports Injuries

There are also different types of sports injuries which in turn have their own symptoms and complications. The most common types of sports injuries include:

  • Sprains- When you overstretch or even tear a ligament, it’s what is referred to as a sprain. A ligament is a piece of tissue that connects two bones to another joint.
  • Strains– If you overstretch or tear a muscle or tendon, this is called strain. Tendons are the thick and fibrous cords of tissue in our body and they connect bones to muscle.
  • Knee injuries- If you sustain an injury that interferes with how your knee joint moves, it’s more than likely a sports injury. These injuries range from a simple overstretch to a tear in your knee muscles or tissues.
  • Swollen muscles- Injuries naturally swell as it’s a bodily reaction, they can also feel painful or weak.
  • Achilles tendon rupture- The Achilles tendon is located at the back of your ankle and is a tendon responsible for helping you to walk; if this ruptures or breaks during exercise then you will experience pain and struggle to walk.
  • Fractures- A bone fracture is also known as a broken bone.
  • Dislocations- You can also dislocate bones in your body through playing sports, this is when a bone is forced out of its socket.

Treatments for Sports Injuries

If you’ve suffered a sports injury and are seeking treatment, then we offer Private Sports Therapy. This therapy offers a focus on:

  • Musculoskeletal assessments
  • Sports injuries
  • Manual treatment techniques
  • Injury rehabilitation

This treatment is a tailored therapy as no two clients are the same, and a variety of different techniques will be used to treat and rehabilitate you.

Right Menu Icon