Conditions We Treat

Sports and injury clinic provide a specialist physiotherapy service to those that are involved in elite and recreational sports but also to any individuals that may have experienced an injury in their everyday lives. Our sports and injury centre consists of specialist physiotherapists with extensive amounts of experience within the physiotherapy field and are highly motivated in providing a thorough and friendly service to their clients. Each condition that is presented to the specialists is assessed with an attention to detail and no area is left unassessed in order for a correct diagnoses of the presented issue to be attained and successfully treated.


Neck Pain

Neck pain can be a disabling sensation which left untreated can have implications on the standard of life that is lead. A painful neck is usually associated with a stiffness and limited movement. Neck pain can be the result of sleeping awkwardly or from a constant bad posture. Although usually there is no cause for concern with a painful neck it can become more severe if left untreated as the muscles can become chronically tightened leading to restricted lack of movement and function.

There are many different causes to neck pain such as anxiety and stress, twists in the muscles, back and shoulder pain. The specialists at the sports and injury clinic are able to thoroughly assess, diagnose and treat their clients that are based on their goals. They are also able to self-educate their clients on how to self-manage neck pain and inform them on different protocols to take in order to self-combat the problem.


Back Pain

Back pain is an all too common problem that can affect the majority of people at some point in their life. The pain being experience maybe triggered off by a certain activity that was performed in an awkward position in which the structures were incapable of providing the right motion. The back is a complex map of different structures such of muscles, bones, joints and nerves that interlink to provide stability and movement. Most causes of back pain are not severe if treated early enough and the individual receiving the correct care and rehabilitation.

Back pain may be due to:-

  • Being pregnant
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Sciatica
  • Slipped disk
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Referred pain.

Whatever the cause the specialists will fully assess their clients and provide attentive care in order for them to receive the best physiotherapy care possible with further instructions on how to self-manage the pain.


Sports injury

Participating in any level of sport is beneficial for health. But as with all competitive sports, the higher the stakes the higher the risks of injury. Most individuals will experience one form of injury during their sporting endeavours due to over exertion, not warming up properly or performing improper or incorrect techniques. The specialists will be able to determine whether it is a sudden injury or whether it is an overuse Injury which has developed over a period of time due to bad posture or technique.

The specialists at the sports and injury clinic have extensive knowledge and experience in dealing with a wide range of sports injuries and are able to provide exceptional assessment diagnoses and treatment. The specialists take pride in what they do and are passionate in providing a service that no only rehabilitates their client's to a point of entry back into the playing arena but also provide in-depth injury prevention techniques that can be incorporated into their clients training in order for them to reach their maximum potential.


Tennis elbow and golfer elbow

Tennis and golfers elbow refers to an over use injury pain felt in the inside and outside of the arm near the elbow region of the arm. Its debatable name was given as the population of the given sports presented the symptoms on a regular basis due to the functional movements being repeated performed. But it is not solely associated with these two sporting types as anybody can present the symptoms of tennis and elbow pain especially those that use their forearms on a daily basis for work.

Tennis elbow often occurs after overuse or strenuous exercise of the muscles and tendons within the forearm that attach to a point on the outside of the arm. The pain is usually caused by activities that resemble some actions in tennis and can be very painful. However treatment can be very successful and full function is normally gained.

Golfers elbow refers to the place of the forearm where the flexing muscles originate from. The tendons come together at the point where the pain is usually felt due to micro tears within the tendon sheath or inflammation within the area.

The specialists have a vast amount of experience in positively treating both conditions and are able to educate their clients on the self-management of the conditions.


Muscle strains and ligament sprains

Muscle strains can occur in anyone that has stretched the muscle fibres beyond the point of their capabilities too quickly. This can happen as a result of an accident or sporting or working activities. The main causes of a muscle strain are a sudden change of direction, over reaching, slowing down too quickly and falling awkwardly in an unfamiliar position. Muscle strains can also occur if the muscle is not familiar with the activity and the stress put on the muscle becomes too much and tears within the muscles may happen causing pain, swelling, loss of function.

Ligaments are a tough band of connective tissue that serves the purpose of connecting bone to bone. Another function of the ligaments is to send an input message to the brain which allows the person to know where their joints are in relation to position. Ligaments will be fully assessed by the specialists through a wide range of special tests in order to identify what structures have been affected and to what degree and a rehabilitation plan will be devised to help treat the structures recover and back to functional movement.


Post-operative care

At our specialist clinic we specialise in post-operative care of those that have undergone an orthopaedic surgery procedure. The purpose of receiving post-operative care is that the rehabilitation phase can provide a speedy recovery utilising the best treatment plans and exercises to aid in the recovery.

Post-operative care should begin straight away. The specialists will explain the whole procedure of what post-operative care involves and what to expect as well as the realistic time limits.

Post-operative care consists of:-

  • Range of movement and strengthening exercises
  • Functional movements - for example - in and out of chairs / beds
  • Self-management
  • Walking exercises - varied
  • Home exercises programmes

Arthritis

Arthritis is an all too common condition with around 10 million people suffering from its effects within the UK and can actually affect people of all ages. The typical of symptoms of arthritis are tenderness within the joints along with pain and stiffness. Inflammation is apparent within the joints contributing to the pain being felt. A restricted range of movement with some muscles wasting and weakness is often seen. There are many different types of arthritis but the most common ones are osteoarthritis which attacks the cartilage between the bones causing gradual wasting and pain upon movement. The other common but more sever type is rheumatoid arthritis which is an auto immune disease which means that the body's own immune system attacks the joints causing swelling and pain. In more severe cases It can also attack all other parts of the body's structures such as eyes, heart and even brain.


Headaches

Cephalgia is the medical term for headaches within the medical world. Headaches can be due to a number of different symptoms effecting the neck and head. Headaches can occur when the pain receptors around the brain are disrupted rather than the actual brain tissue itself as this area of the body surprisingly lacks any pain receptors.

Headaches are one of the most common complaints within the health sector. Primary headaches are usually due to a build-up of tension and are what are commonly known as everyday headaches. This is a feeling of a constant pressure in and around the top and sides of the head and can be a mild to a prolonged dull pain. The specialists at physiotherapy and sports injury clinic are all too familiar with treating headaches and have a very high success rate in treating them effectively. They are able to gauge a great understanding as to why their clients are experiencing the pain and pin point the actual reason why this pain is being experienced.


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a fairly common condition that can cause a considerable amount of pain accompanied by numbness and tingling in the wrist area, hand and the fingers. The sensations usually develop gradually over a period of time but often start off being worse at the night time.

CTS are caused by a compression of the median nerve that innervates the muscles that cause movement within the hand. It is also responsible for the sensations felt within the hands. The carpal tunnel is a thin passageway found in the wrist which consists of bones and bands of tissue. The tendons which run through the carpal tunnel are responsible for flexion at the wrist. It is not fully understood why the median nerves becomes compressed within this area but certain instances are thought to contribute to CTS such as:-

  • Wrist injuries
  • Hereditary CTS
  • Other conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis / Diabetes
  • Repetitive work
  • Pregnancy - 50% of pregnant women will develop CTSA

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis (PF) is a common and painful condition that affects the heel and plantar area of the foot. The plantar fascia is thick fibrous bands of connective tissue found on the sole of the foot and originates from the heel bone with then extends all the way up to the toes through the arc of the foot. Usually the conditions are associated with over use of the plantar fascia due to increased physical activity, age and weight.

Most individuals will complain of a sharp pain on the bottom of their foot. a typical sign of PF is that the individual will have a n intense feeling of pain within the sole of their foot first thing in the morning but will ease on gradual movement.

Our specialists are able to fully assess, diagnose and successfully treat PF with their in-depth understanding of the condition and their numerous modalities that have been successful within their treatment plans.


Hip Pain

Hip pain may be as a result of many factors. The hip consists of many different structures which may contribute to the pain being felt such as soft tissue, bones, and blood vessels. Individuals may have hip pain due to a trauma to the area which has caused a fracture to the hip. Pain in and around the hip maybe caused from another area of the body such as the back or spine but has been referred to the hip.

Other possibilities that can cause hip pain:-

  • Muscle strains
  • Sciatica
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Infections

Hip pain can be very disabling to individuals as the joint is used in a number of everyday movements such as sitting up, sitting down, laying up and down, getting in and out of cars. A thorough and complete assessment with a diagnosis of the hip pain will be made by the specialists with an aim to rehabilitate back to functional activities or movement with a further prevention of the hip pain.


Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is a complex ball and socket joint that gives the arm a wide range of movement in all directions but due to this freedom of movement the shoulder is prone to a variety of injuries. Shoulder pain can be due to a number of reasons such as:-

  • Frozen shoulder - adhesive capsulitis
  • Bad posture
  • Rotator cuff disorders
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Shoulder instability
  • Osteoarthritis

The shoulder is a very complex and fascinating part of the body. To diagnose a condition sufficiently needs a great amount of knowledge of anatomy and problem solving skills combined as there are more than one joint involved with the movements. Our specialists are highly qualified in providing thorough assessments and diagnoses of the underlying issue of shoulder pain and aims to fully rehabilitate so previous movement can be gained whilst reducing pain.


Knee Pain

The knee is a hinge and synovial joint and is the biggest within the human body. The actual knee joint design has not changed for a considerable amount of time throughout the ages but it is still very much prone to both acute and chronic injuries as it has to take the weight of the body on a daily basis.

Knee pain can be due to a number of reasons such as over activity whilst participating in a sporting event. This is usually causes minimal damage but can be the start of further problems and injury prevention techniques should be taken to decrease the chances of further injury.

Possible causes of knee pain:-

  • Menisci damage
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Damage to articular cartilage
  • Tendonitis
  • Torn ligaments - Anterior cruciate ligament, Posterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament, lateral collateral ligament.
  • Osgood schlatters

Whatever the reason for the knee pain our specialists are able to fully assess, diagnose, treat and prevent further injury through their treatment techniques. Our specialists have vast amounts of experience in treating a variety of knee problems from people involved in elite or recreational sports and individuals that have knee pain for unknown reasons.

To book an assessment with us please call 01733 890685 or e-mail info@physiosportsinjury-hampton.co.uk for further information.

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