Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries


While it may not be possible to prevent all sports injuries, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk. Properly warming up before exercising, staying within your fitness level, using appropriate equipment, and seeking professional coaching for correct techniques can help minimize the risk of injury. Although ankle sprains and strains are common, there are various other sports injuries as well.

One prevalent condition is plantar fasciitis, also known as jogger's heel, which occurs due to strain on the ligament supporting the arch. Continuing physical activity with this type of injury may lead to chronic heel pain, causing changes in walking patterns to alleviate discomfort. These changes can contribute to the development of foot, knee, hip, or back issues.

Achilles tendinopathy is another frequently mentioned sports injury, characterized by pain, swelling, stiffness, and weakness in the Achilles tendon that connects the heel bone to the calf muscles. Overuse often contributes to this condition.

Anterior knee pain is a common sports injury in activities involving running and twisting. The pain is typically felt at the front and center of the knee when the patella (kneecap) does not track properly, resulting in a dull, aching sensation. Anterior knee pain encompasses various problems, including runner's knee and jumper's knee.

While some individuals attempt to treat minor sports injuries at home, it is crucial to ensure that the correct injury is being addressed. At Six Physio, our sports physiotherapy program begins with a comprehensive assessment of your injury, including its cause, as well as an evaluation of your strength and flexibility. Based on this information, our sports physiotherapists will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs. We will closely monitor your progress and make necessary adjustments to your program, as ongoing assessment is vital for your recovery.