Whether you are the weekly runner or professional athlete sports injuries are a fact of life. Sports injuries fall into two categories: acute and overuse/chronic.
Acute sports injuries occur as a result of a sudden impact or awkward movement, e.g. a muscle tear or a sprained ankle. Chronic sports injuries develop over time, often due to continual use of the same joints or muscle groups or occasionally structural abnormalities such as an inherited bone or muscle problems.
Other causes can include:
- Not warming up properly before exercising
- Pushing too hard for your current level of fitness
- Using inadequate equipment (e.g. running shoes)
- Structural abnormalities
- Poor technique
- Muscle imbalance
At Jerusalem Physiotherapy & Pilates we can help with both acute and chronic sporting injuries by diagnosing the injury, speeding up the healing process, correctly identifying predisposing factors and treating them and developing a step by step plan to achieve a safe return to activity without the injury reoccurring.