One of the most common types of sports injuries is a sprain or strain. This happens when a ligament is stretched or torn due to excessive force. The best way to treat a sprain or strain is with RICE therapy: rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Vancouver Physiotherapy Hub can provide you with a compression bandage or brace to help reduce swelling and support the affected area. We can also give you specific exercises to perform at home to aid in your recovery. If you’re looking for more tips, Vancouver Physiotherapy Hub has it for you.
Tendinitis is the inflammation of a tendon, which is the tough, fibrous tissue that connects muscle to bone. The most common type of tendinitis is Achilles tendinitis, which affects the tendons in the back of the ankle. Other common types include tennis elbow (inflammation of the tendon in the elbow) and golfers elbow (inflammation of the tendon in the forearm). Tendinitis often results from overuse and can be treated with physiotherapy exercises that stretch and strengthen the affected area. Vancouver Physiotherapy Hub can create a personalized treatment plan to address your specific needs and help you heal as quickly as possible.
Arthritis is another common type of sports injury, particularly among older athletes. It occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of bones wears down over time, causing pain and stiffness in the joints. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and usually affects weight-bearing joints such as the knees and hips. Rheumatoid arthritis is another type that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks healthy joint tissue. Treatment for arthritis often includes a combination of physiotherapy exercises, medications, and lifestyle changes such as losing weight if you’re overweight or obese. At Vancouver Physiotherapy Hub, we will work with you to find the best treatment approach based on your individual needs and goals.
Sports injuries are unfortunately quite common, but there’s no need to suffer in silence—Vancouver Physiotherapy Hub can help! We offer a wide range of services to treat everything from sprains and strains to tendinitis and arthritis. Our knowledgeable staff will create a personalized treatment plan to get you back on your feet as soon as possible so you can get back to doing what you love!