Sports injuries refer to injuries that occur during athletic activities or while participating in sports. These injuries can range from mild sprains and strains to more severe fractures, dislocations, or concussions.
Sports injuries can cause the sufferer a great deal of pain; at Healand Clinic, we specialise in pain relief treatments to help alleviate pain associated with sports injuries.
Sports injuries can affect various parts of the body, including the muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and soft tissues. Here's an overview of sports injuries:
Types of Sports Injuries
Sprains occur when ligaments, which connect bones to each other, are stretched or torn. Ankle sprains are particularly common in sports.
Strains involve the stretching or tearing of muscles or tendons, which connect muscles to bones. Hamstring strains and groin strains are examples of common strains in sports.
Fractures refer to broken bones. Stress fractures, which are small cracks in the bone, can occur due to repetitive stress or overuse. Acute fractures can result from sudden impact or trauma during sports.
Dislocations happen when the bones in a joint are forced out of their normal positions. Common joints prone to dislocations include the shoulder, elbow, and finger joints.
Concussions are a type of traumatic brain injury that can occur due to a blow or jolt to the head. They are common in contact sports and can cause a range of symptoms, including headache, dizziness, confusion, and memory problems.
Tendonitis refers to inflammation or irritation of a tendon, which can be caused by repetitive motions or overuse. It commonly affects the tendons in the shoulders, elbows, and knees.
Bursitis involves inflammation of the bursae, small fluid-filled sacs that cushion the joints. Overuse or trauma can lead to bursitis, which commonly affects the knees, elbows, and shoulders.
How can Healand help with sports injuries?
At Healand Clinic we will not manage fractures and dislocations. For primary care of sports injuries such as these, you should consult your GP or seek emergency care.
However, we have a range of therapies that can help with ongoing pain from sprains, strains, tendonitis, and bursitis. Please book a consultation for any further information.