Sports injuries, back pain and back injuries

SCIATICA & BACK PAIN 

Sciatica is a pain that starts from the lower back and radiates into the buttock and leg. It can often happen when something isn’t right with how your muscles, discs and nerves fit together and move.
 
Sports massage is an important treatment for sciatica sufferers. Coupled with the right education which instructs patients on the correct posture, body mechanics, conditioning exercises, stretching and strengthening.
 
An overall assessment will help determine if any other treatments will benefit such as heat and ultrasound.

AS Sports Therapy in Berkhamsted offers expert treatment and advice for sciatica and back pain. If you've experienced lower back pain as a result of your regular workout and you're looking to overcome this then contact us today book a treatment.

sports injuries, back pain, back injuries

LOWER BACK PAIN

If you've been squatting weights that's perhaps too heavy for you, you're likely going to sustain lower back tissue damage, leading to lower back pain. With the right treatment and education you'll still be able to work around these activities that lead to the injury, allowing your body's capacity to increase. Your body will then be able to adapt and deal with the weight load when it comes to returning to those squats.

AS Sports Therapy offers expert treatment and advice for lower back pain. If you've experienced lower back pain as a result of your regular work out and you're looking to overcome this then contact us today book a treatment.

SHOULDER PAIN

Another common complaint and many causes. Once again it's important to determine the cause of the problem before directing the right treatment. As well as sports massage, exercise and rehabilitation treatments can help treat shoulder pain.

 

Common causes of shoulder pain include:

 

  • Dislocation - this occurs when the top of arm bone disconnects from the scapula.

 

  • Instability - Can be caused by a traumatic injury or a condition developed over time.

  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis - One of the most common diagnosis in patients with shoulder pain.

If you're currently experiencing recurring shoulder pain that's perhaps resulted in a injury or has slowly progressed, then  contact  our sports therapy clinic in Berkhamsted where we'll be happy to advise you further.

NECK PAIN

Neck pain is a fairly common symptom which is caused
by a variety of neck conditions. This can be brought on
from activities such as working at a desk, having poor posture whilst using a computer, a sporting injury which may push the head to the side from an impact, or even sleeping with the neck in an awkward position.
 
You should consult a doctor to establish the cause of the stiff neck before any treatment. Some treatments can be very effective to relieve neck pain such as gentle massage and heat packs.

ELBOW PAIN

Or Tennis elbow, this condition causes pain outside of the elbow and can occur from strenuous overuse of the muscles and tendons of the forearm which is near the elbow joint.
 
Not only is this brought on from playing tennis (hence the name), but playing the violin, painting and decorating or any repetitive activity that can overuse the muscles attached to the elbow can result in elbow pain.
 
Pain that occurs on the inner of the elbow can be known as golfers elbow.
 
Massage and manipulation can be a treatment that improves the range of movement and limits the pain and stiffness in the arm.

A very common complaint and there can be several different causes. Before any treatment can be applied, it's important to accurately diagnose the cause of the symptom to benefit from the right treatment. Massage therapy is a treatment that can help knee pain as well as knee joint mobilisation techniques.

 

Some causes of knee pain:

 

Arthritis - one of the most common causes, many treatments can help.

 

Ligament injuries - Commonly causes during athletic activities and can cause instability and discomfort.

 

Cartilage injuries - Common cause of knee pain amongst patients young or older.

Do you experience any of these common injuries or conditions?
Sciatica, back pain and other aches and pain you encounter aren't
always a result of a sports injury but a result of a everyday

modern life. For example spending long periods of time at a desk can
affect your posture, resulting in muscle shortness and strain.
We can help release these muscles which can
counter the negative affect working at a desk has on your posture.

KNEE PAIN

MUSCLE TIGHTNESS

Muscle tightness can occur when there is an increase in activity or when you're using your muscles in a way you haven't before.

For example you may be walking more than normal or bending over incorrectly. Every muscle has a limit to how much it can stretch and if it's stretched further than it's capable of doing, it can start to get stressed and begin to tighten. 

 

Muscle tightness can cause pain and discomfort so it's important for your well being to have it assessed. A sports therapist will be able determine the route cause and how to treat it.

If you're experiencing muscle tightness and would like to book a sports massage then get in contact today.

"I would highly recommend Alex. I went to see her as I had hurt my lower back. Not only did she work out why it was hurting she stopped it hurting with her brilliant sports massages and advised me on what I needed to do to prevent it from happening again. I cannot thank her enough!"

Kylie L 

"Alex is an excellent sports therapist. She very successfully helps manage my sciatic back and other back issues which I self inflicted due to many years playing front row in a rugby scrum!"

 

Paul D

"​Alex is very detailed in her appraisal of your injury or issue and completes a thorough rehab session, providing after-care advice. If an old injury or back pain is troubling you, it is great value for money and definitely worth a try. I can't recommend her highly enough""

Richard