The most common sports injuries are musculoskeletal, effecting muscle and bone. Usually resulting from competitive sports or exercise, sports injuries include:
- Strains – hyperextension of muscle and connective tissue, i.e., tendons
- Sprains – tearing of connective ligaments between bones
- Shin splints – pain spanning the front, lower leg
- Strain or rupture of the Achilles tendon at the back ankle
- Bone fractures
These injuries can result in swelling, bruising and debilitating pain, and may take up to three days to even begin healing. Our team at Personal Injury Physicians apply a wide range of therapies to aid healing, including massage, cryo and heat therapies, ultrasound and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation – TENS.