Playing sport and doing regular exercise is good for your health, but sometimes you can injure yourself.
· not warming up properly before exercising
· using inadequate equipment
· pushing yourself too hard
· an accident
a sudden injury where damage happens as a result of a sudden impact or an awkward movement
an overuse injury where an injury occurs over time due to overusing certain parts of the body.
What to do if you have an injury
Stop exercising if you feel pain, regardless of whether your sports injury happened suddenly or you've had the pain for a while.
If a particular movement or activity hurts, stop doing it and get medical help. Continuing to exercise while you're injured may cause further damage and slow your recovery time.
For further information about specific injuries, please contact us or visit the Sports Injury Website
Treating sports injuries
Most minor sports injuries can be treated using self-care techniques, such as:
· resting the affected body part
· using over-the-counter painkillers, such as ibuprofen, to relieve symptoms of pain and swelling
If symptoms do not seem to be resolving, or it is important to you to speed up the healing process so you can return to the sport quickly or prevent further injury, then contact us to seek physiotherapy with one of our specialists.