Sporting injuries are generally caused by overuse, direct impact, or the application of force that is greater than that particular body part can withstand. Types of sporting injuries are separated into two categories – acute and chronic. Central Hunter Sports Medicine has the knowledge and skill set to effectively assess and manage your injury.
ACUTE VS CHRONIC
Acute injuries are caused by sudden impacts. Such as a sprained ankle, which was caused by landing awkwardly. Often you experience a sharp pain immediately after the incident – which can hang around. This can result in the injury area swelling.
Chronic injuries (overuse injuries) are caused by overusing particular muscle groups or joints. The development of chronic injuries can be accelerated through poor technique and structural abnormalities.
INVESTIGATING AN INJURY
It is integral you get a professional to assess your injury, as it can be much more severe than initially assumed. Without the correct management, the injury can cause long term problems, such as limiting your movement.
If you have a niggling injury that just won’t go away, or injured yourself in a sporting event, come and see CHSM for an assessment and advise on your injury. We work to identify the cause and severity of the injury, and advise of ongoing treatment options for all types of musculoskeletal injuries.