Sports Injuries

Our sports injury clinic helps get you back participating in the sport you love. 

Whether you have sprained your leg or developed muscle pain, our team at MJB Clinic are very experienced when it comes to sports injury treatments.

Sports injuries

Being set back by a sports injury can be frustrating. Many athletes often continue to play and train with their injury, which can result in aggravated injuries. Getting the injury resolved earlier on improves the ability of the body to recover.

Preventing injuries

Many sports injuries are the result of overuse i.e. playing too hard and too often e.g. tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and bicep tendinitis, or from not warming up properly beforehand or from not warming down after exercise.
Sometimes incorrect equipment can lead to injuries. For instance, ill-fitting footwear can cause hip, knee and foot injuries (Achilles injuries). Reduced joint flexibility will affect the degree of performance and may result in injury if the player is unaware that they cannot perform to the same level as they used to, for example golfers who cannot turn at the waist as well as they used to, and the enthusiastic older footballer whose knees do not bend as well as they once did.

Young people especially are vulnerable in sport as their growing bodies are often expected to perform to high standards and are putting exceptional physical demands on themselves. The good news is that although sports injuries are common, those who are fit, tend to recover quickly and easily from their injuries.

How osteopathy can help

MJB Clinic's osteopaths can help improve performance as well as treat the injuries. By using their knowledge of diagnosis and highly developed palpatory skills, they can help restore structural balance, improve joint mobility and reduce adhesions and soft tissue restrictions so that ease of movement is restored and performance enhanced.
 
For those of you wishing to keep fit, the osteopath can help you keep supple and improve muscle tone to reduce the risk of injury to soft tissues that are unaccustomed to the extra work they are being asked to do. Advice on diet and exercise which will help you with your specific sport may also be offered.

Remember

  • Begin slowly and build up, especially after an injury
  • Warm up first, and then warm down with stretches afterwards
  • Drink plenty of water when exercising
  • Exercise regularly, and try to alternate the types of exercise that you are doing every day
  • Following a joint injury, apply ice to the area for 10 minutes, every hour, if practical
  • Apply a bandage to compress the tissues
  • Elevate and rest if possible
Sports injury treatments in Putney, and the surrounding areas, call the MJB Clinic today.
020 8226 2104 

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