Injuring your knee whilst playing sport is common and some sports increase the risk of hurting your knees such as football, skiing, hockey, netball and squash. Injuries can also occur from bad technique or not giving yourself sufficient recovery time in between matches or training sessions. We can treat knee sports injuries in Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster and Worksop.
The types of knee sporting injuries include:
Sports injuries can be acute where the damage occurs immediately from a fall, collision or badly-landed jump. Or they can occur over time where a repetitive action leads to wearing damage or irritation.
Common sporting knee injuries include tearing the anterior cruciate ligament, jumper’s knee where the patella tendon becomes inflamed and painful, or meniscus tears where the cartilage in the knee becomes damaged.
For sportspeople, being sidelined from an injury is frustrating but giving yourself time to recover is important. It’s easy to return to your sport too soon and then risk reinjury.
But, if you are a keen sportsperson, your treatment may differ for several reasons:
It’s important to work with your surgeon or physio and listen to their advice, including recovery timescales and expectations. Exercise is important following an injury but it must be taken under the guidance of your consultant, particularly following surgery. Book an appointment to treat knee sports injuries in Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster or Worksop. You can also follow us on social media.