Chronic injuries are considered those which come on slowly when exercising. Typically these happen when increasing a training programme or if you are just starting a new exercising plan such as the couch to 5k.
As soon as you start to experience pain it is important to rest from the activity and consult one of our Osteopaths to get a clear diagnosis of the problem. Early intervention usually results in a faster recovery.
If you are suffering from a recurrent injury we also recommend that you take a look at our page on injury prevention
For diagnosis and treatment of your problem book in with one of our osteopaths who will take a full case history and carry out an examination using orthopaedic and joint mobility testing.
If you know what the problem is then acupuncture is also a very effective treatment for chronic pain. Acupuncture can help reduce inflammation and swelling, relax muscle tension and spasm, reduce bruising and increase the body's natural endorphins to relieve pain. It can also improve local blood circulation to increase delivery of nutrients to damaged tissue.
We also recommend The Mobiliser™, used by professional athletes including Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Chris Hoy, Sally Gunnell MBE and Bernard Gallacher OBE.
Types of chronic injury include:
- Tennis elbow
- Runners knee
- Joint instability
- Rotator cuff injuries of the shoulder
- Back and hip pain
- Plantar fasciitis