A footballer may have a sprained ankle after a collision with an opponent while a 50-year-old lady may have a sprained ankle when slipping down the stairs.
Patients often ask us questions like: Why do footballers recover so quickly after a sprained ankle? How can it be that after knee surgery, they are playing so soon? …
One of the most important reasons why they recover so quickly is that the professional athlete has the necessary means for a quick and accurate diagnosis and is surrounded by different professionals who take care of their health and can be treated several times a day.
Everyone whether they are athletes or not has the potential to recover at practically the same pace. But many times, they encounter many obstacles (there is no precise diagnosis at the moment, prolonged immobilization. However, if you are an athlete or do some physical activity, you will need to re-adapt to the sports gesture. That is, it is not only enough to eliminate pain, but we have to recover gradually to carry out your sport. We are aware of the importance of this rehabilitation because it is often the key to preventing the injury from reappearing and, therefore, sports injury treatment Winnipeg will help you achieve it.
The sports injuries we treat most frequently are:
- Ankle sprains.
- Muscle injuries (muscle breaks, elongation, contusion).
- Impingement (impingement) and tendinitis of the shoulder.
- Tennis elbow or elbow epicondylitis.
- Patellar chondropathy (cartilage injury of the knee).
- Tendinitis / Tendinosis of the patellar knee-tendon.
- Runner syndrome or iliotibial band friction syndrome.
- Achilles Tendonitis / Tendinosis.
- Plantar fasciitis / fasciosis.
- Hip femoroacetabular impingement.
- Wrist sprains.
- Stress fractures.
Immediate treatment of sports injuries
In the event of a sports injury, the guidelines for immediate action are summarized in the initials RHC (rest, ice, compression).
It is necessary to stop the movement of the injured area. Although the pain is not so intense that it is required to interrupt sports practice, it is essential in the slightest suspicion that there has been damage to rest the injured part or limb and not continue exercising it. Otherwise, the injury may get worse, and the necessary recovery time may increase.
The application of cold has a vasoconstrictor effect, preventing more excellent blood supply to the damaged area. In this way, bleeding is stopped, reduced if it has occurred, and pain and inflammation are reduced. It is better not to apply the ice directly, but wrapped in a towel and keep it for 20 or 30 minutes every three hours. Spaces of time greater than 30 minutes pose a danger of freezing in the tissues where it is applied.
Compression bandages decrease blood flow, preventing further inflammation in the injured area. Also, this bandage provides stability if the injury has occurred in a joint, or it is a fracture.