Sports injuries are a common complaint and are very frustrating for people who are unable to take part in their favourite leisure pursuit. While more serious injuries such as broken bones and torn tendons need to be seen at A&E, Wealden Osteopaths & Spine Centres are able to assist with practically everything else.
The sooner you can get to an osteopath after developing a problem, the better, as even a minor soft tissue injury (eg to muscles, tendons, ligaments or skin) can rapidly turn into a chronic – or long term – condition if ignored initially. Diagnosis of the injury and continual reassessment are crucial in providing an effective treatment plan.
From those suffering from a muscle or ligament injury, remedial massage can be a big help. It improves circulation to the inflammed area, removes inflammatory chemicals and waste metabolites and introduces fresh nutrients and oxygen via the blood. We will give the best treatment and advocate the best exercise to ensure the tissue heals in the most effective way possible.
Some of the other sports injuries we treat: