Dealing with Short and Long Term Sporting Injuries
Suffering a Short or Long Term Sports Injury
Playing sports is a great way to keep active and healthy but sometime injuries can occur and important to understand the different types of injuries you may suffer such as long and short term and how to deal with them. Sports injuries don’t always happen by an accident, or injury during sports but are sometimes caused by using equipment incorrectly or by not wearing the appropriate items of clothing. Any part of the body can be injured during sports such as muscles, bones, joints, tendons and ligaments, with the most common place to suffer a sports injury is in the knees and ankles. Using the correct services and treatment for your injury can not only help your body recover quicker, but can also also help you better understand what caused the injury in the first place and how to avoid the same thing happening again.
If you’ve suffered a sports injury then you’ll usually start to notice markings or pain around that area of the body, common things to look out for are pain, tenderness, swelling, bruising, stiffness or restricted movement. These signs and symptoms can occur at anytime from near enough immediately to up to a few hours after sports. There a range of injuries you could suffer during sports from short term injuries such as sprains or strains, or longer term injuries such as fractures or breaks.It’s important to remember if you suffer a sports injury to get it diagnosed by a medical professional so you can seek the best treatment to get you back on your feet.
Treating Short and Long Term Sports Injuries
If you have suffered a long or short term sports injury then it’s important to understand the treatments available for you, to help relieve pain and speed up the recovery process. We deal with a range of short and long term sports injuries such as back pain, bone injuries, hamstring injuries, heel pain, joint inflammation, knee pain, shoulder pain and much more. We offer a range of treatment to deal with a range of sports injuries you may suffer from such as:
- Back pain is usually treated through massages and muscle manipulation to help relieve pain and gain more mobility
- Neck pain can be treated through soft tissue massages which can help relieve tension between the joints and muscles and help return them to their normal functions
- If you’re suffering from muscle spasms, cramps, joint pain, tension or strains and sprains we can help through techniques such as exercising, stretching and massages to help regain movement and relieve pain
- Ankle and heel pain is usually best to be treated through muscle manipulation, stretches and massage to give back movement and relieve pain.
When you seek alternative treatment such as osteopathy to help deal with your sports injury, a trained osteopath will work with you to assess and treat your injury. They will carry out an consultation and assessment, asking about the pain you are suffering from and where in the body you’re suffering it, they will also use your medical records and diagnosis along with their own assessment of your injury to come up with the best course of treatment for you. The osteopath will then carry out the appropriate treatment for your injury such as massages, muscle manipulation, stretches and exercises, the osteopath may also give you treatments such as exercises and stretches to carry out at home yourself. Using a combination of medical treatment, osteopathic services and home treatment is a great way to provide extra pain relief and speed up that all import recovery process for all the short and long term sport injuries that may occur.
Recovering from and Pre-Preventing a Short and Long Term Sports Injury
Recovery is one of the most important parts to remember when you suffer a sports injury be it short term or long term, the length of your recovery time can vary depending on the types of injury and the treatment you undertake, the recovery process can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months until you’re fully healed and recovered. During the recovery process it is important to understand that resting is a great way to speed up the recovery process, but undertaking small amounts of exercise, movement and stretches can greatly help as it reduces pain and can helps to regain movement in restricted places. If you use the correct balance of rest and treatment together you will find the recovery process a much more pain free and quicker process.
With the help of osteopathic services they can not only treat you but can also help you to understand what caused the injury in the first place and how to prevent it in the future. They can provide a range of support and advice such as recommend training on how to use equipment in the gym, what shoes to wear, what warm up exercises to carry out, warm down exercises after sports and the correct equipment to wear during sports.
Why use an Osteopath for Sports Injuries
As well as using traditional gp services for your short and long term sports injuries, it is also advisable to seek advice and treatment from alternative services such as osteopath. Using an osteopathic services can help speed up your normal recovery time and reduce the amount of pain you may be suffering from, they will work along your other medical professionals to come up with a treatment plan that may involve things like stretches, exercises, muscle manipulation and massages to relieve you of some pain and to help regain some of the restricted movement you may have been suffering from. Not only are osteopath a great alternative way to help with short and long term sports injuries but they can help you understand what caused the injury in the first place and work with you to help you prevent the sports injury from happening again.