Minor sports injuries
This is a general term used to describe how the problem arose either from a traumatic onset or the gradual build up of stress over a period of time due to overuse. Almost any part of the body can be injured in sports as it can be damage to any or multiple tissues; muscles, joints, ligaments, bones and cartilage.
Common sports injuries I see are:
- ligament strain
- muscle strain
- groin pulls
- hamstring strains
- Achilles tendon problems
- knee pain
- shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome)
- ankle sprains
- shoulder pain or impingement
- back pain
Treatment of Minor sports injuries
After taking a detailed consultation and examination of the injury, a diagnosis will be made. This will then determine whether Osteopathic treatment is suitable. Treatments may include massage, manipulation of joints, medical acupuncture, ultrasound and rehabilitative exercise. The earlier the injury is treated the better the recovery.
If you have any further questions about your sports injury or how Osteopathy could help you, feel free to get in touch.