Osteopathy for sports injuries

Osteopathy and sports massage can help the body to repair tissues that have been damaged by sporting activity. Whilst they’re called sports injuries, it’s important to know that they don’t just affect high level athletes; they can occur for anyone playing sports or doing physical activity. The body is designed to heal itself, but sometimes it needs some help. Osteopathy can ensure your body is working at its best to heal any sports injuries you might have sustained.

Need support with a painful or uncomfortable sports injury? We’re here to help. Call 020 3759 6474 or email info@osteowellbeing.co.uk to book an initial consultation with an experienced osteopath.

What symptoms might you be experiencing?

These are some of the symptoms associated with sports injuries:

  • Pain in the injured area
  • Swelling, hotness and redness
  • Reduction in range of motion
  • Weakness in the surrounding area

It’s very important you get the correct diagnosis to avoid causing further injury. Our qualified osteopaths can help you with sports injuries, confirming the root cause of the issue and supporting your body through the healing process.

What can cause sports injuries?

These are some of the most common causes of sports injuries that we see in the clinic:

  • Lifting weights with the incorrect form/posture
  • Trauma from impact whilst playing sports e.g. a rugby tackle
  • Under or over training
  • Not stretching or warming up properly before vigorous exercise

These are just examples – many types of activity can cause a sports injury. If you’re feeling pain or uncomfortableness, this isn’t normal and you don’t have to put up with it. We can help you with your recovery.

Book your initial consultation

Call 020 3759 6474, email info@osteowellbeing.co.uk or fill in our form, and we’ll be in touch to discuss your symptoms and book your consultation.

    How can osteopathy help with sports injuries?

    We can provide treatments to help with sports injuries, assisting the healing process and preventing issues reoccurring.

    Osteopathy can:

    reduce

    Encourage the blood
    supply to the injured area to allow faster healing.

    Rebuild strength
    in the muscles, ligaments and other damaged areas through home exercises. Your osteopath will set suitable exercises for you in your sessions.

    Release tension
    in muscles surrounding the injured area.

    Reduce scar
    tissue formation.

    Get you back
    to your sporting activity as quickly as possible.

    Tips for dealing with sports injuries


    Continue this for ten minutes each hour throughout the day.


    all the time as this will weaken the surrounding muscles and tissues instead of letting them strengthen again.


    Don’t just wait for the pain/swelling to go away – you could cause further damage.

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    Case study:
    relieving a back injury

    Find out how we helped our patient with his back injury ahead of an important sporting event.

    Problem

    Our patient came to the clinic with low back pain just one week before a 100-mile bike ride for charity. He had been doing pull ups, and as he released himself and turned to leave the room, his back went into spasm. His back then continued to seize up and would give him a sharp pain whenever he moved his right leg.

    Solution

    After just one session, our patient’s back was feeling a lot better. He continued to apply ice for the next few days and did some walking to keep his back mobile. By his next appointment six days later, the pain had completely gone and he just felt a little stiff. After his second session he felt a lot better and completed his bike ride free from pain.

    What did our patient think?

     After months of training and one week before I embarked on the Prudential 100 mile bike ride, I put my lower back out… after a day of not physically being able to move and having horrendous back spasms, fearing my ride was over before it began, I contacted Süheyla to weave her magic!!

    So after a couple of session, not only did I complete the ride pain free, I followed it up spending two weeks in a French camp site, going down huge water slides and generally messing about all pain free and moving well.

    I can’t thank Süheyla enough for literally getting me back in the saddle!!

    How else can we help?

    Shoulder, hip and knee pain

    Do you get pain in your shoulder, hip or knee? We can help correct these issues for you.

    Lower back and neck pain

    We can help with back and neck pain by decreasing pressure on the spine and correcting your posture.

    Slipped discs

    We can help with these issues by decompressing your spine, allowing your damaged disc to retract.

    Plantar fasciitis

    Osteopathy can improve foot and ankle alignment so that plantar fasciitis can heal. We can also provide you with insoles to help prevent problems reoccurring.

    Headaches

    We can help improve neck posture and release the surrounding muscles to ease those headaches.

    Stress

    Osteopathy can balance out sympathetic and parasympathetic systems, helping you feel more relaxed and able to get on with your day.

    Sciatica

    Osteopathy can help to release the sciatic nerve which could be causing your symptoms, giving you relief and helping with your recovery.

    Tennis and golfer’s elbow

    Osteopathy can help increase your range of motion and decrease the pain you’re feeling in your elbow.

    Posture correction

    Bad posture can cause a huge range of symptoms. Osteopaths can help to diagnose these issues and correct your posture.

    Neuralgia

    Osteopaths can help diagnose what is causing damage to nerves, treating the affected area and referring you to the right specialist if needed.

    Arthritis

    Osteopathy can help slow down the process of degeneration that leads to arthritis.

    Aches and pains during pregnancy

    Osteopathy can help restore posture and offer relief from pain during pregnancy, as well as getting the body ready for labour.

    Pain relief for babies

    Babies can have little aches and pains just like adults. Osteopathy can help by decompressing areas that need it and releasing tight muscles.

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    Get in touch

    Contact OsteoWellbeing and book an appointment with a qualified osteopath.
    We have effective treatment options for your sports injury.

    Call 020 3759 6474 or email info@osteowellbeing.co.uk.