Sports injuries can occur unexpectedly due to, for example, tripping or an opponent hitting or bumping into someone else. In some sports, injuries are more common. In football it often happens that the ground is uneven and that increases the chance of the ankle [link] swiveling, even the ankle strap can tear.
What are sport injuries?
The most common sports injuries are:
- Knee injury
- Sprained ankle
- Tennis elbow
- Calf muscle strain
- Hamstring injury
- Achilles tendon injury
- Groin injury
Sports injuries can also occur gradually because, for example, you often train on hard surfaces and do not wear good shoes. As a result, the knees [link] must always absorb the blows and an injury may occur.
The symptoms of sports injuries
Most symptoms that people go to the sports physiotherapist for, are injuries to the knee, ankle and shoulder. Physiotherapy does not only focus on the recovery of these joints, but it can also be intended to train those parts of the body that are still taxable.
What you can do yourself
- Make sure that you gradually build up exercise.
- Follow a training schedule that fits your age, fitness and sport.
Do muscle-strengthening exercises regularly; this way you develop strength and speed.
- Do exercises that suit your sport so that you can make the most important movements flexible, better controlled and last longer.
- Finish the sport with walking or stretching and stretching exercises; so that the body can cool down gradually.
- Wear shoes that are suitable for your sport and the surface on which you exercise.
- Use shin, knee, wrist, elbow and dental protection in certain sports.
- Use common sense; for example, if you suffer from a nuisance, you should consider this as a warning from your body.
- Pain is stopping!
- Pain relief is not a substitute for rest!
- Eat and drink enough and varied.
- Ensure adequate rest and sleep.
What physiotherapy can do
The sports physiotherapist plays an important role in prevention, information and advice for anyone who sports (as a professional or amateur) or wants to go sport.
Our sports physiotherapist has a sports background and specialized in treating sports injuries quickly and effectively. The treatment is set up in such a way that it ensures a recovery as quickly as possible so that you are back on level! The sports physiotherapist also provides you with advice on exercises and how to prevent injuries in the future.
Our sports physiotherapist at Amsterdam Clinics treats all who want to return to work and / or want to work out again after an illness or injury. He or she also guides and advises experienced athletes who want to practice their sport at a high level. In practice, the sports physiotherapist also sees other (vulnerable) target groups, such as the elderly and children, for whom sport is used as part of the therapy.