If you take part in sport, whether as an amateur or professionally, there will be times when you suffer from sports injuries unless you are exceedingly lucky. Most people are not, and the result is that they can be in pain for days or weeks and at the very least unable to participate. At the worst, it could mean losing their livelihood.
Of course, you can always sit back and wait for time, the great healer, to take its’ course, but in most cases the faster you can relieve the pain and get back into the game, the better.
You can suffer a sports injury in almost any sport that you can imagine, even ones which might seem somewhat sedentary such as golf. After all, you are only walking around a field hitting a ball with a club every so often. The ball is more likely to suffer injury than you are. What could possibly go wrong? Quite a lot, as it happens.
What about chess? It’s a sport and you do it sitting in a chair! Yes, but sitting in a chair with your shoulders hunched for hours on end can result in shoulder and neck pain.
As for contact sports such as rugby, wrestling, and so on, well it is obvious that injuries are more likely to occur than not.
This is why we are asked to treat so many people who suffer from sports injuries at Acubody, the leading sports injury clinic in London. Here we use a combination of sports massage and acupuncture to treat sports injuries, relieve pain, and reduce recovery time. We also use sports massage for many of our clients shortly before an event, because this helps to relax the muscles and get them into peak condition.
As experts in the treatment of sports injuries, we obviously look at each case on its’ merits and independently. No two people are the same, and so, therefore, no two injuries will need exactly the same treatment.
What we will do is to use the most appropriate treatment for every sports injury, whether that is massage or acupuncture or a combination of both.