Treatment for a sports injury will depend on factors such as how severe the injury is and the part of your body affected.
Sports injuries can be caused by:
an accident – such as a fall or heavy blow
not warming up properly before exercising
using inappropriate equipment or poor technique
pushing yourself too hard
Almost any part of the body can be injured, including the muscles, bones, joints and connective tissues (tendons and ligaments). The ankles and knees are some of the most commonly affected areas.
If you’ve injured yourself, you will probably notice pain, tenderness, swelling, bruising, and restricted movement or stiffness in the affected area immediately. Sometimes, you may only notice these symptoms several hours after exercising or playing sports.
Stop exercising if you feel pain, regardless of whether your injury happened suddenly or you’ve had the pain for a while. Continuing to exercise while you’re injured may cause further damage and slow your recovery time.
If the injury is persistent you may want to visit us.