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Sport injury slowing you down?

Sport is a major cause of injury or trauma to the body. When you suffer from an injury caused by sport it can prevent you from playing and cause discomfort and pain in your everyday life.

Sports injuries can be debilitating and impact your mental health – especially if it’s keeping you from an activity that you really enjoy. 

Living Room Health provides every patient with a personalised course of treatment to suit their individual needs. This might include:

The Problem

Unfortunately, the repetitive motions of your favourite sport can cause wear and tear leading to extreme discomfort. Sudden trauma while playing can also cause serious damage that requires medical treatment, including immobilisation, physical therapy or surgical intervention.

In some cases, immediate, non-surgical treatments can delay or prevent the need for surgery. 

Symptoms of sport injury

Types of services available

We exist to help people solve their medical problems and live better lives.

MRI & Diagnosis

Assessing your joint pain with MRI imaging will provide a detailed and accurate diagnosis of your particular joint problem.

Physiotherapy

Our team of experts can help restore mobility and function, by reducing inflammation and strengthening painful joints and damaged soft tissue areas.

Bracing helps you get back to normal activity, gradually restoring strength and function while protecting you from re-injury. Braces can also manage the discomfort of arthritis by offloading damaged areas.

Pain Relieving Injections

There are several types of injections we can offer depending on the pain you’re in. Injections can be more effective than oral medication because they deliver medication directly to the source of the pain and can get to work immediately.

About Sports Injuries

Sports injuries are very common and can occur at any time while playing any sport. Sporting injuries are not always restricted to the most dominant movement and can impact any part of your body. 

At Living Room Health, we frequently provide care and treatment for a number of common sporting injuries. 

You may experience pain, stiffness or swelling in and around your heel. You may also feel some difficulty in walking. Medicine can be used to treat the inflammation and physiotherapy can help with recovery. 

Twisting, turning or rolling your ankle in an awkward way can lead to stretching or tearing the ligaments that hold your ankle bones and joints together. Minor sprains may only require pain management, more serious injuries may require physiotherapy. 

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the most common types of knee injury in athletes.. Your ACL can be torn if your knee and lower leg are twisted, or if your lower leg extends too far forward. As a result, your knee may become unstable, painful and lose full range of motion. Without proper treatment, this can prevent you from playing sports in the future. 

These soft tissue problems are caused by repetitive strain, and result in the forearm muscles attaching to the bony inside/outside of your elbow. Symptoms include pain, stiffness, weakness or numbness in the elbow area. We also offer pre-emptive physiotherapy to help prevent this type of injury. 

A common cause of shoulder pain, a rotator cuff injury can result from tearing one or more of the muscles in the shoulder. It can also be caused by trapping a tendon at the top of your arm and shoulder blade. Some rotator cuff injuries can reoccurr without professional care. 

Knee pain can be a symptom of many different conditions; at Living Room Health we can identify the cause and tailor treatment to your specific circumstances.

Pain on the bottom of your foot, in the heel and arch area, which often feels worse when you begin walking again after sleeping or resting, but goes away during exercise. It can also make it hard to lift your toes up. 

The Process

We have endeavoured to make the process as straight forward and efficient as possible. 

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MRI &
Diagnosis ​

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Treatment plan
with consultation​

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Follow-up​​

Why Choose Us

Accessible & Affordable

Our service is fast, efficient and reliable. It is also more affordable than many traditional private healthcare routes.

One Stop Clinic

From consultation to diagnosis to treatment, our service is a one stop clinic for self-pay healthcare.

Range of Specialists

We have a wide range of specialists which means we can always find the right person for you.

Take action today

Sports injuries can be highly complex and require multiple treatments, so it’s important to get an accurate diagnosis as soon as possible. With specialist care and appropriate support you can manage your injury, and get back to enjoying the activity you love.

There’s no need to suffer in silence. We can offer same-day pain relieving injections to help you get back to normal.

Receiving a diagnosis or treatment from Living Room Health doesn’t rule out surgery at a later date. However, it is an important first step to get an accurate diagnosis and potentially avoid invasive and painful surgery. Our pre- and post-surgery care can also help shorten your recovery time. 

Frequent Questions

A sports injury is caused by athletic activities and it can happen suddenly or develop over time due to use. Universally, sports injuries cause you pain and prevent you from enjoying your usual athletic activities. They might also impact your daily life, reducing your range of motion and increasing discomfort.

Sports injuries are caused by an accident like a blow or fall, repetitive use over time, poor warm-up practices, bad equipment or poor technique and exceeding your capabilities. They can be sudden like a fall which dislocates your shoulder or build over time like a tennis elbow.

Some of the most common sports injuries are knee injuries, sprains, strains, swollen muscles, fractures, Achilles tendon rupture, dislocations and rotator cuff injuries. But you may also get injuries over time from a repetitive strain like a tennis elbow or runner’s ankle strain.

The best thing to do to prevent sports injuries is to warm up before you do any physical exercise (including sports). Remember to work up to improvements in your fitness level gradually and not to push yourself beyond your current capabilities. Investing in the right equipment both for athletic ability and protection is important too. You want the right clothing and tools for the sport you’re participating in. Never skip protective equipment like mouthguards and shin pads simply because they may look unsightly. Lastly, get a good coach who can show you the right way to practise the sport so you don’t hurt yourself through bad technique.

When you’re hurt, you might feel swelling, tenderness, bruising or stiffness with restricted movement. This could happen right away or a few hours after you’ve been injured. First, you need to stop exercising the moment you feel any pain. Rest the area and apply an ice pack. Take over-the-counter painkillers like ibuprofen to reduce your symptoms. If you don’t get better in a few days or weeks, talk to your doctor. And, if there is any blood or extreme pain, go to the A&E right away.

At Living Room Health, we offer a range of treatments for sports injuries following a consultation to determine the right approach for your pain. These include:

  • Physiotherapy – With physiotherapy , work back into a full range of motion through a range of techniques designed to get you back onto the court, track or pitch and prevent any repeat injuries.
  • Bracing – By providing your joints with the extra support they need to work through your sports injury, you may find you experience better results than with surgery.
  • Pain relieving injections – Injections to calm the swelling and lubricate your joints can be a powerful ally against sports injuries.
  • Platelet-rich plasma – This regenerative medicine uses your own healing functions to speed up the repair of injured muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints.

At Living Room Health, you’ll find that most sports injuries are treatable via our in-house clinical team. We use a range of techniques including physiotherapy, bracing, pain relievers and PRP injections. However, if required, we can signpost patients to other specialists for further advice or surgery to help them reach their full treatment potential.

Get in Touch

We offer free advice, including free consultations, to start you on your road to better health or peace of mind. Anything we cannot offer directly, we signpost to our network of selected specialists and clinicians around the country.

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