Minor sports injuries

Minor sports injuries can include specific: acute traumas or cases where a joint, or surrounding soft tissues, can no longer withstand an increase in demand. This can affect a person’s posture and biomechanics when playing their sport. This can result in conditions including:

• Shoulder impingement syndrome
• Muscular imbalance in the shoulder joint
• Tennis and golfer’s elbow (medial and lateral epicondylitis)
• Cartilage tears in the hip and knee
• Ligament sprains in the knee and ankle
• Muscle strains
• Patellofemoral syndrome
• Patella tendonitis
• Achilles tendonitis
• Muscular imbalance in the pelvis and hip joint

We can help in the management of acute injuries, with the provision of appropriate treatment techniques (including medical acupuncture) and important advice. This can help reduce recovery time and aid return to the sporting activity. In chronic conditions, we can help by ensuring that the biomechanics local to the problem and in the rest of the body are functioning optimally. By encouraging mobility we aim to reduce pain and improve overall performance.

In acute and chronic sports injuries, our management will include a specific rehabilitation program that is tailored to you and your sport.