Common symptoms and causes of sports injuries
“Sports injuries” covers a wide variety of injuries, and can involve the any part of the body from the neck to the toes. Sports injuries are commonly caused by overuse, direct impact, or the application of force that exceeds what a body part can structurally withstand. An injury that occurs as a direct result of some sudden event, such as a sprained knee caused by twisting awkwardly, is known as an acute injury. In contrast, an injury that is caused by overusing the same muscle group or joints is known as a chronic injury.
Some common sport injuries:
- Shoulder Sprain
- Ankle Sprain
- Elbow Sprain
- Finger Sprain
- Knee Sprain
- Hamstrings Strain
- Hip Pointers
- Patella Fracture
- Wrist Sprain
How can physiotherapy and rehabilitation help to relieve sports injury?
At Profusion Rehab, we aim to maximize recovery by tailoring the rehabilitation to your individual goals and monitoring your progress throughout. We offer structured program designed by physiotherapists for people who have sustained a sporting injury. Depending on the type of injury you have sustained, your program will include a multi-faceted approach to care, including strengthening exercises, mobilization, pain relief techniques and functional skills to best cater to your needs.
Ultimately, the goals of physiotherapy treatment for sports injuries are to:
- Protect the injured tissues to permit healing and to control the early inflammatory phase.
- Rehabilitate flexibility, strength and muscle imbalance, and control physical activities with the aid of Therapeutic Taping and splinting.
- Reassess sport-specific activities to ensure the athlete can safely return to sport.