Sport injuries are a common problem among sports enthusiasts. With the rigorous exercises undertaken during club training or even during your own personal exercising, sporting injuries are the bane of athlete’s lives.
According to Web MD, the most common sports injuries suffered are:
- shin splints
- ACL tear (knee injury)
- Patellofemoral syndrome — injury resulting from the repetitive movement of your kneecap against your thigh bone (knee injury)
- groin pull
- ankle sprain
- hamstring strain
- tennis elbow (epicondylitis)
These painful injuries can affect personal performance, motivation, team sports and weight management as resting becomes one of the few options for relieving symptoms.
What are the treatments for sports injuries?
- Depending on the sports injury, there will be several treatment options available. These can include:
- PRICE therapy, for mild strains and sprains, which stands for protection, rest, ice, compression and elevation. This can be completed at home over a two-three-day period.
- Pain relief – paracetamol can be used to help ease the pain on a short-term basis.
- Ibuprofen and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) tablets or creams can also be used to ease pain and reduce any swelling. Again, this should only be used short-term.
- Physiotherapy – massage, manipulation and exercises are used to strengthen muscles and repair the injured area.
- Corticosteroid injections – these may be recommended by your doctor if you have serious or persistent inflammation. Unfortunately, this can sometimes only provide minimal pain relief. There are also side effects which can occur such as infection and thinning of the skin around the injection site.
- Surgery – thankfully most sports injuries don’t require surgery, however severe injuries may need a surgical procedure to rectify the issue.
It can take a few weeks or even a few months to make a full recovery and get back to the sports you love. It’s also important to understand not to return to full-impact sports until you have fully recovered. Doing so could cause further damage.
Are there non-invasive sports injury treatments?
Yes. If you have a sports injury or ailment which limits your normal daily functioning or physical activity, or if NSAIDS or steroid injections have not provided significant relief, there is another option available. It’s called Lipogems treatment.
What is Lipogems treatment?
Lipogems is an innovative therapy option that uses your own adipose tissue (fat) from your ‘love handles’.
It’s then injected into the injury site to repair damaged tissue and provide cushioning and structural support that enhances your body’s natural healing process.
Where can you receive Lipogems treatment?
RRMG, based in Harley Street, London, is now offering treatments in Regenerative Medicine. These pioneering new treatments have the potential to help with repair, replacement, reconstruction and the support of damaged and injured tissues.
Our treatments in Regenerative Medicine include Lipogems® adipose tissue therapy, alpha-2-macroglobulin and PRP therapy (platelet-rich plasma).
If you are interested in learning more about Regenerative Medicine and the Rogers Regenerative Medical Group or to book a consultation with our specialists, please contact the team today.