There are acute and chronic sports injuries. Acute injuries are usually caused by direct impact or sudden overloading of body structure with force greater than the body structure can withstand such as ankle sprains, ACL tear, and shoulder dislocations etc. Chronic injuries are commonly caused by repeated overuse and wears & tears, e.g. tendinopathy. Poor technique and structural abnormalities can also contribute to the development of chronic injuries. For injuries that happened multiple times, people generally need to seek for medical or physio opinion, because you may be hurt more severely than you think. For example, pain in Achilles tendon seems to come and go depending activities and it might progress to tendinopathy if it is not treated properly.
Physiotherapists are experts in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal and sporting injuries. We can help return you to your best level of function after an injury.