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Prevention is the key to keep injuries away (Sports Injury and Hip Specialist)

With the Euro’s 2024 fast approaching here is an overview of the most common knee injuries sustained from playing football, and prevention methods to help you continue that knee-sliding goal celebration.
Football is an extremely popular sport played and watched by many across the world. With that, comes easily sustained injuries. Knee injuries can range from minor to very severe, and the most common are Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears, Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injuries, and Meniscal Tears. Other, less common injuries include; Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, Tendonitis and Bursitis.
Knowing when a knee injury is serious is crucial in the treatment and recovery process. Leaving an injured knee and continuing to try and function and continue play, can cause more long-term damage.
Significant pain, swelling, and / or loss of function are all signs of a more serious knee injury, and it is important to see a specialist for advice and treatment.
Not all injuries will require surgery, most can be treated by physiotherapy, or wearing a protective brace for a period of time. A small number of more serious injuries may need to be operated on.
At the point of consultation, Mr Aslam will get background details of how the injury happened and carry out a physical examination, to include looking at the motion of the knee to determine appropriate course of action. Imaging may also be needed.

Prevention

Prevention is always better than cure. Here are some ways to prevent knee injuries when on the pitch:

  • Avoid playing on poor quality surfaces.
  • Wear appropriate equipment to help prevent injuries.
  • Build strength in the legs with regular exercise.
  • Conditioning properly for the sport and increasing the intensity to help injury.
  • Warm up and cool down routines.


For more information or to book a consultation with Mr Nadim Aslam Knee, Sports Injury and Hip Specialist, kick start the process and contact Katie on on 01905 362003 or email: nadim.aslam@spirehealthcare.com www.wkhc.co.uk



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