SPORTS INJURY TREATMENTS
The best treatment plans for sports rehabilitation are offered at the Stadium Clinic.
When we experience a sports injury we look for an explanation. Why has this happened? If only I had “trained harder”, “prepared better”, “not side-stepped”, “chosen a different sport”. If only my opponent was “smaller”, “had used the correct tackle technique”, “was less aggressive”.
The reality is that Injury occurs as the result of the interplay of the genes that define our ligament strength and laxity as well as countless, environmental factors.
“Knee Sprain” is a diagnosis we hear often. This simply means that the knee is injured and the severity varies significantly from “no surgery required” to “urgent surgery recommended”. Further investigation with x-ray or MRI is often merited.
Sports injuries often occur when you overtrain or use an incorrect form or technique. Bruises, strains, sprains, tears, and broken bones can result from physical exercise and range from dull knee pain to slipped disks. Our professional and friendly sports physicians are able to offer treatments and rehabilitation for anyone suffering from sports injuries.
Your ACL is a key ligament that helps to secure your knee joint. ACL injuries are one of the most common types of knee injuries. In fact, 40% of sports injuries are torn ACL ligaments. Twisting your knee, landing incorrectly from a jump or extending your lower leg forward during physical activity can cause your ACL to tear.
A torn meniscus is another common sporting injury, especially in contact sports like football or sports that involve jumping, like volleyball. Any activity that causes you to forcefully twist or rotate your knee, especially when putting your full weight on it, can lead to a torn meniscus. You may experience pain in the knee, swelling or difficulty bending and straightening the leg.
The shoulder is another joint that is prone to injuries whilst playing sport. If you’re an athlete, repetitive, overhead movements or participating in contact sports may put your shoulder at risk for injury. There are three common shoulder injuries: SLAP tear, shoulder instability and rotator cuff injury. Experiencing shoulder pain? Our shoulder surgeon Iain Packham is on hand to answer any of your questions.
Whether you’re an elite athlete or casual gym-goer, you deserve to be pain-free. From gait analysis to sports massage, we can recommend a course of treatment that best suits your needs. Our team is on hand to discuss your availability for a consultation and discuss a payment plan or understand your insurance company coverage.
Our sports physicians are able to treat problems caused by a wide range of injuries. The main treatments on offer from our doctors at The Stadium Clinic are:
Prescribed directed physiotherapy
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections
Hyaluronic acid injections