The benefits of exercise and sport far outweigh the risks, but sometimes injuries do occur. The knees are particularly prone to injury, although almost any part of the body can be injured.
Sports Injuries can be a result of:
- not warming up properly before exercising
- pushing yourself too hard
- using inappropriate equipment
- poor technique
If you have injured yourself, you may have immediate pain, swelling, bruising, stiffness and restricted movement in the affected area. Stop exercising if you feel pain, irrespective of whether your injury happened suddenly or you’ve had the pain for a while as continuing to exercise while injured may cause additional damage and slow your recovery.
All treatment and rehabilitation is individually tailored to suit your needs by our expert team of specialists who work closely together to help you get back to fitness in the shortest possible time.
The Hip & Knee Clinic specialises in the diagnosis and management of sport and exercise related injuries including:
- Soft tissue injury
- Ultrasound Imaging and Therapeutic Injections
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
- Joint Aspiration
- Ligament injuries in the knee — such as an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)
Whilst common, minor injuries can sometimes be treated at home with rest, ice and over-the-counter painkillers, if you have a severe injury, such as a broken bone, dislocation or severe head injury, go to your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) department as soon as possible.