Pain in the rope-like structure behind the ankle is common following repetitive use, for example, in sports such as tennis, running etc. It is essential to treat this well to prevent reoccurrence.
Tennis players, runners and other sports enthusiasts commonly suffer from this problem. It can present as a very sharp pain in the back of the lower leg or can build up over time. It’s imperative to get treatment quickly as calf tears can get worse. This injury responds well to massage and stretches from a sports physio.
Most commonly found in the lower leg where the pressure in this area is too high and causes pain. Compartment Syndrome responds well to massage, acupuncture, and a good stretching programme from a sports injury specialist.
Cruciate Ligament Injury
You have two cruciate ligaments that stabilise your knee. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) cross over deep in the knee joint. A Cruciate ligament injury is most commonly a sports injury. It can respond well to physiotherapy but may also need an orthopaedic assessment. Book an orthopaedic assessment today.
Ruislip Physiotherapy is the go to place for treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries. I recently attended, as I had hurt my shoulder. I received prompt, professional treatment from Gemma, a Physiotherapist whose understanding of the mechanism of injury determined the treatment and outcome. Following one session I had a fully functioning shoulder and was ready to carry on. Thank you to Paul and The Team for providing exemplary care.
Despite the name, you don’t have to be a golfer. This injury is where the muscle and tendon complex inside your elbow become painful—usually aggravated by many gripping activities. Golfer’s elbow responds very well to massage, ultrasound and stretches.
Groin strains can also be known as adductor strains. Strains are commonly sporting injuries where the pain is found on the inside of your thigh due to a tear in the adductor muscles or tendons. Strains respond well to specific exercises and massage.
A hamstring injury occurs when the muscle in the back of your thigh tears. Usually a very sudden pain, ‘like being shot!’, hamstring injuries respond very well to physiotherapy from a sports injury clinic. This injury is very common in sports such as football, rugby, tennis, and sprinting.
Pain on the underside of your heel can result from a bony growth called a heel spur. It is usually excruciating and is closely related to plantar fasciitis. An assessment will be undertaken by a sports physio prior to advising any treatment.
Illiotibial Band Syndrome (ITB)
ITB syndrome is pain on the outside of your thigh that commonly gives hip or knee pain. Often aggravated by lots of running, squatting, lunges, stairs or getting up from a chair, ITB responds well to hands-on physiotherapy and specific exercises.
As it suggests in the title, a jumper’s knee is a common injury for long jumpers, high jumpers, and triple jumpers. The bit under your kneecap gets overworked and aggravated by the tendon. Jumpers knee responds well to treatment, including ultrasound, taping, stretches and massage. Please see Patellar Tendinopathy below.
The meniscus is a structure found in your knee that acts as a washer. The meniscus is commonly acutely injured in a twisting injury (often in sports) or due to wear and tear as we age. Visit your sports and injury clinic for diagnosis and treatment advice.
Pain on the bony bit just under the front of your knee thats most common in sporty teenagers and related to growth spurts. It is essential to have a good stretching and strengthening program. Osgood-Schlatters also responds to acupuncture. Please see our paediatric page for more information.
Patellar tendinopathy is an aggravation of your patella tendon (the semi-firm structure just below your kneecap). Patellar tendinopathy is commonly caused by muscle imbalance or biomechanical alignment. A full assessment is needed from a sports injury specialist to identify all possible causes of the pain.
Typically, very painful under the heel, especially in the morning or on walking. Foot biomechanics and muscle tightness are commonly the cause and will be assessed during your first visit. It can occur in anyone from the sporty to the not so active. Responds very well to the combination of treatment that we can offer.
As the title suggests, runners (usually long distance) suffer from this. It presents with pain at the front of the knee due to a problem with the patellofemoral joint. Runners Knee responds well to physiotherapy and a good stretching programme. It does not always mean you have to stop running.
Shin splints describe pain found along the front part of your lower leg. Many causes for this vary from tight muscles, poor biomechanics to a tight nervous system. It is vital to have a thorough assessment to get the correct diagnosis.
You don’t have to be a tennis player to have Tennis Elbow. The muscle and tendon complex on the outside of your elbow become painful. Tennis Elbow is commonly aggravated by lots of gripping activities, hands, or computer mouse work. This injury responds very well to massage, ultrasound and stretches.