Playing sport or doing exercise may affect any joint, muscle or ligament in your body. It may be a slight strain, blister or bruise or complete rupture or fracture.
You may just need to give it some rest for a few days or do some ice and compression but if the problem persists you will need to do something about it. DO NOT let it become chronic, resulting in you missing your exercise or sport for an extended period or result in you making compensatory adjustments which put strain on other parts of your body.
At Tops we provide first class physio for sports injuries with our highly skilled physiotherapists. A good sports physiotherapist will do a thorough examination, looking at you from tip to toe, especially if this is a repeated or overuse injury.
How a physiotherapist can help:
- Relieve pain
- Improve mobility
- Improve flexibility
- Improve biomechanical alignment and activation around a joint
- Provide a management programme
- Movement analysis, improving patterns of movement
- Provide advice regarding exercise and fitness
- Improve postural control
Treatment consists of:
- Advice and education
- Therapeutic movement
- Postural restoration
- Mobilization using hand or mechanical techniques
At Tops Fitness and Rehabilitation we have highly experienced physiotherapists, who have a hands on holistic approach to therapy.
Please see http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/ for further information