Sports Injuries

If you play sports regularly, the chances are that you know how frustrating it is to take time out from the activity you love due to sports injuries.

Despite their enthusiasm – and indeed sometimes because of it –  sport-loving individuals are prone to injury due to overuse, inadequate strength and conditioning, improper technique or sudden impact. Many people also continue to participate in sports despite their injury, which can worsen an issue and cause long-term complications.

It is important to remember to stop participating in sports when you feel pain or like something isn’t right; the more damage you cause to your body through exercising while injured, the more time you are likely to spend recovering and getting back on your feet.

Can Our Practitioners Treat Your Sports Injuries?

Whether you’re an enthusiastic amateur or an elite professional, our practitioners can help with the prevention and treatment of many common sports injuries. We commonly treat sportsmen and women with:

  • Lower back pain (with or without sciatica).
  • Muscle and ligament injuries.
  • Knee pain (runner’s or jumper’s knee).
  • Shoulder (rotated cuff and ligament injuries).
  • Elbow (tennis and golfer’s elbow).
  • Hip and pelvic strains.
  • Wrist injuries.
  • Foot and ankle complaints.
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How We Deal with Your Injury

During your new patient assessment, a comprehensive case history of your activities and any previous injuries will be taken. This allows our practitioner to not only prescribe a treatment programme to deal with the presenting symptoms but also devise a strategy to prevent them from reoccurring in the future. This plan may involve post-exercise stretching regimes, strengthening exercise programmes, and postural advice. If specific sports-related training and rehabilitation are needed, we also work closely with several well-respected and qualified personal trainers that we can refer you to.

Finally, our clinic is also equipped with Shockwave Therapy technology to treat sports injuries. Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive alternative to surgery and steroid injections. An applicator is freely moved over the area of pain, emitting radial shockwaves into the tissues and speeding up the healing process. For more information on shockwave therapy, visit our dedicated page here.

I do long-distance running and Josephine treated me for a foot injury and groin pain. The shockwave therapy that was used on my feet made a world of difference, and alongside some well-needed rest, I was able to run the marathon I had entered the following month without any pain or repercussions. Josephine also knew exactly how to loosen up the pain in my groin and has taught me how to self-manage this using a similar technique at home. I absolutely trust Avenue Health and have recommended them to many other people suffering from sports injuries

Ellie Mason, Cheam

I play volleyball and Michael treated me with a shoulder injury. He was very helpful and I found it very easy to work with him. When I got injured I called Michael and he was able to see me that very same day, which was useful considering that I was in a lot of pain. He cured my shoulder in just three sessions and I have not had any problems with it since. I completely trust his expertise and would not hesitate to recommend him.

Diana Csok, Speclean, Thames Ditton