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Looking for a sports injury clinic in London? As most athletes know, injuries can be a common hazard for people who enjoy sports and active lifestyles.
But while you can’t avoid sports injuries 100% of the time, there’s certainly a lot you can do to prevent them and return to full fitness as quickly and successfully as possible when they do occur, so you can carry on doing the activities you love.
At Wimbledon Clinics, our sports injury clinic specialists have a wealth of experience in working with clients of all fitness levels across a range of sports and disciplines. Alongside a comprehensive range of sports injury treatments, we also run a number of targeted Running Injury Clinic, Cycling Clinic and Ski Clinic as well as an in-depth Injury Prevention Screening Programme.
There’s more information about our London sports injury clinic services below. Or to book a consultation or enquire further, get in touch via our online contact form to request a call back from one of our team.
All athletes face an injury at some point or another. However, you certainly can prevent sports injuries and minimise the risk.
Sports injuries can occur for many reasons – such as falls, collisions, muscles sprains and ligament tears – but often there are additional contributing factors too, such as an underlying muscular weakness or imbalance, or problems with technique, flexibility and posture, or even whether or not you are doing the right sort of cross-training and stretching.
Detecting these issues early means, with the right advice and management, you can take steps to prevent injuries occurring or stop them causing problems further down the line.
At Wimbledon Clinics, our physiotherapists and sports rehab specialists can provide personalised programmes and advice specific to your individual challenges, lifestyle and goals.Our comprehensive Injury Prevention Screening Programme is designed specifically to address all of these points – helping you identify any weak spots and improve your strength and flexibility to help keep injuries at bay.
Treating sports injuries involves a number of steps and depends on the type of injury. For acute or severe injuries, more thorough diagnostics, such as scans and X-rays, may be required. If a serious injury is detected, such as a torn ligament or fracture, these will need to be treated as necessary. At Wimbledon Clinic, alongside conservative treatments, we offer a comprehensive range of Orthopaedic Surgery and ligament surgery.
A lot of the time however, treating sports injuries involves a combination of advice on supporting the healing process – which may include rest, pain management and joint supports – as well as physiotherapy and rehabilitation programmes to restore strength and flexibility. Sometimes, additional therapies such as massage can also be beneficial and support you on the road to full recovery.
Basketball players and others who enjoy indoor sports may be at risk of vitamin D deficiency, researchers have said. Vitamin D is necessary for building and maintaining healthy bones. The body creates vitamin D from direct sunlight on the skin when outdoors, which means that if you spend a lot of time indoors you may not get enough. In a study published in the journal Nutrients, researchers at George Mason University in Virginia and the Mayo Clinic Health System Sports Medicine Research in Wisconsin assessed vitamin D status among basketball players from the university's men's and women's teams. The findings showed that the majority of the athletes had insufficient levels of vitamin D but a daily vitamin D supplement of 10,000 IU improved their status. During the 2018-2019 season, players were allocated a high dose of vitamin D3 supplement (10,000 IU), low dose (5,000 IU) or none, depending on their circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels at the start of the study. The objective was to identify the dosage of vitamin D3 supplementation required for optimal status. The researchers gathered data on each player's body composition, skin pigmentation, sun exposure, dietary intake and blood, and the participants were monitored regularly during the study. Athletes with darker skin pigmentation had a heightened risk of vitamin D insufficiency at baseline, while none of the participants with fair or very fair skin fell into the insufficient category at baseline. "Overall, our findings showed that 13 of the 20 (65%) participants were vitamin D insufficient at baseline," said Dr Margaret Jones, professor in the university's School of Kinesiology. "This result is consistent with a recent systematic review and meta-analysis wherein 56% of a total sample of 2,000 athletes residing in nine different countries including the United States had inadequate levels of vitamin D." In follow-up assessments about five months later, the greatest change was seen in the 10,000 IU group -- although only one participant reached optimal status in this group. "A daily dosage of 10,000 IU vitamin D3 supplementation mitigated the high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among collegiate basketball players but was insufficient for all to reach sufficient levels," the researchers concluded. As well as sunlight and supplements, Vitamin D is found in a small number of foods, including oily fish, red meat, egg yolks and fortified foods. https://chhs.gmu.edu/news/583586 https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/12/2/370..Show full article