It’s very common for people to get injured participating in sporting activities. For example, if you’re planning to run a marathon without proper training and stretching you’re almost bound to injure yourself. People who are not very active and take on a huge amount of strenuous activity run a similar risk. Even sporting professionals who live and breathe physical work can get injured, although they tend to be more protected because of the fitness and training that is such a large part of their lifestyle. The sporting injuries we treat more commonly are the result of people not preparing their bodies for the stress and strain they are inflicting on them.
At Holve Healthcare, our approach to sporting injuries is unique to every client. However, there is a rule of thumb that I recommend to anyone when the signs of an injury appear: PRICE. Protection. Rest. Ice. Compression. Elevation. Nevertheless, if an injury is serious, such as a broken bone, you should probably go to A&E. In other, less serious cases on the shoulder, knee, ankle or hip, our combined treatment of osteopathy and acupuncture can work a treat.
Pain relief, controlling inflammation and speeding up the repair of damaged tissue are the main goals we aim to achieve when using our combined treatments. To bring down the inflammation and improve movement we use stimulate the nerves in tissues by using acupuncture, only where swelling and pain are not an issue.
Kneading the injured area, varying pressure on particular trigger points, including the joints themselves are what out osteopathic treatments are about. Occasionally, when we perform more forceful movements joints have the tendency of making a popping sound as they move over each other. Despite what it sounds like, this process is normal and quite painless.
Many injuries will heal over time with a bit of help from mother nature if left alone, but our services work very well in speeding up the healing process so that you can go back to living your best life.
Want to talk to us about an injury you may have obtained? Or even if you want to know more about sport injury therapy, please don’t hesitate to call us at The Camden Practice or at The York clinic in Woking.