Whatever your sport osteopathy can have a positive impact on you making a quicker recovery from an injury.
A full orthopaedic assessment will identify the tissue causing symptom, and the severity of damage to the region. If the injury comes about for no real apparent reason, i.e. not from direct trauma or impact, then the osteopath will try to identify the mechanism and treatment will subsequently be tailored to rectify this problem.
Often problems that occur in the ankle, through biomechanical stress and strain, may be caused by a problem in the knee or even the hip.
Age and usage depends on the severity and mechanism of injury, during the consultation and assessment a treatment plan will be developed and you will be provided with rehabilitation exercises as required.
Are you a cyclist or runner?
Are you experiencing tenderness on the outside of your knee, generally due to tight a ITT band, or perhaps 'hip pain' on the outside of your hip - trochanteric bursitis. Or are you suffering from lower to mid back pain? This could be due to faulty bike set-up and/or previous restrictions in the spine for cyclists. Quite frequently for runners an ilio-sacral dysfunction due to poor compensation of the impact with the ground or knee, foot and ankle problems such as meniscal tears, ligament strain or plantar faciitis.
Or maybe you’re into the gym? Pushing too higher weights? You may be having a problem in your shoulder which is catching every so often especially doing presses. Common causes are a rotator cuff or biceps tendonitis or perhaps sub-acromial bursitis with what’s called impingement syndrome, and possibly referring from the neck.
Golfers experiencing elbow pain, termed‘medial epicondylitis’, or may have lower or mid back problems. Osteopathy could help improve your swing.
Tennis players and many other sports
people, as well as manual workers, can
experience lateral epicondylitis (tennis
elbow), which is caused by overuse
related to excessive wrist extension. It is
a tendinosis of usually one or two
extensor muscles of the forearm.