Common athletics injuries
Injuries sustained during track & field are common as you’re pushing the body to its limit. Injuries can be differentiated between track and field injuries with injuries for each impacting different parts of the body.
Jumper’s Knee – also known as patellar tendonitis – is damage to the tendon that attaches to the lower section of the patella or kneecap. It can also refer to injury or inflammation to the upper knee where thigh muscles and tendons attach. Read more about jumper’s knee.
Runner’s knee is a collective term for several condition that cause pain around he kneecap, or patella. Although running is the most common source of this pain, it can be related to any activity that involves repeated stress to the knee joint such as walking, cycling, skiing or playing football. Read more about runner’s knee.
Other knee injuries
Knee injuries are extremely common in athletics, especially in track events. Conditions include, knee sprain, knee hyperextension, swollen knee, ligament injuries and anterior knee pain. For any knee injury suffered you can be sure our team will be able to make a rapid diagnosis and get you on the road to recovery as soon as possible.
Foot & ankle injuries
Foot and ankle injuries are a common injury in athletics, in both track and field events. Foot & ankle injuries can include sprains and breaks to the foot and ankle as well as injuries suffered to the Achilles, metatarsal and lisfranc.
Hand injuries are more common in field events than track. They can often be due to overuse in carrying out the same motion numerous times or can relate to direct trauma to the hand in dislocations or sprains and fractures.
Like hand injuries Shoulder injuries are more common in field events due to the act of throwing. For example, in events such as the discus, javelin and shot put athletes can experience pain from overexertion or from overuse of the muscle/joint.
If you are suffering with any injury related to athletics we recommend contacting our team of experts for a consultation. Our team have years of experience in treating all types of injuries sustained through athletics and offer a rapid diagnosis and treatment plan to ensure you are back on the track/field as soon as possible. You can call our team on 0207 266 6529 or email us at [email protected].