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An Overview of Sports Injury
Whether you are a professional athlete or a recreational player, there’s always a chance of injury when you play sports.
Sports injuries occur when we damage our muscles, ligaments, joints, bones and/or cartilage during exercise and physical activities. These injuries may result from over-training, repetitive overuse, skipping warm-up or cool down or poor posture or technique.
However, many of these injuries can be prevented. With proper warm-ups and cool-downs, using the correct technique, donning the appropriate attire and equipment, improving our posture and ensuring enough time for recovery between trainings can greatly reduce our chances of injury during sports.
Common Sports Injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Knee injuries
- Shin splint
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Tennis elbow
Not all sports injury require surgery
Many Singaporeans often turn to home remedies for minor sports injuries, choosing to rest, apply ice to the affected area and take anti-inflammatory medication to reduce pain and swelling. However, if you are injured, it is best to consult a medical professional. Sometimes, a major injury can have a quicker and fuller recovery with the right treatment, while a minor injury without proper treatment may affect us for many months and even get worse.
Using a combination of heat, traction, manual treatment, movement and exercise, physiotherapy can help with recovery, easing of pain and preventing future injuries or pain attacks. Medication may also be prescribed to reduce inflammation or for pain relief. Surgery as a treatment for sports injury is often the last resort.
Why treat sports injury with home physiotherapy?
Improve independence in daily activities through a customised therapy plan
Have the specialised therapy sessions in the comfort of your home and avoid the hassle of transport and long queues
Comfort & Safety
Home is where the heart is, and it can be where you get care too. Wherever you are, our specialists will come to you
Recover & Improve Mobility
Frequent therapy sessions will speed up recovery, ease pain, improve flexibility and help mobility
Cost of Sports Injury Treatment in Singapore
The average cost of hiring a physiotherapist for a sports injury is approximately $180 in Singapore, but thankfully, care packages, insurances and subsidies are available to offset some of the cost.Get a Free Care Consult
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Top questions about Sports Injury Treatment
What are the 5 most common sports injuries?
The top 5 most common sports injury include:
- Rotator cuff or shoulder impingement
- Shin splints
- Knee ligament tears
How do you heal sports injuries faster?
Sustaining a sports injury can be frustrating, especially when it puts a pause on your athletic career and even interfere with your day-to-day activities.
Thankfully, taking proper care of your injury can help to speed up the recovery process. Here are some tips that can give you a speedier and fuller recovery:
- Follow the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate) method as soon as possible after sustaining a soft tissue injury such as a sprain, muscle pull or a tear
- Consult a doctor and get professional medical diagnosis and treatment promptly
- Rehabilitate with physiotherapy for a fuller recovery, even after the swelling and pain has subsided
- Understand why the injury occurred so that you can avoid worsening or repeating the injury
- Take small steps and ease back into your normal training after getting approval from your doctor
How do you treat sports injuries?
If there is something noticeably wrong or the injury is serious, take the athlete to the emergency department immediately.
However, in most cases, it’s best to wait a few minutes for things to settle and calm down after sustaining an injury. When the athlete is calmer, they are better able to express how they feel.
RICE is usually the first line of treatment:
- Rest the injury
- Ice the affected area once every hour for 20 minutes
- Compress the injury using an ace bandage or immobilise it with a splint
- Elevate the injury above the heart to reduce blood flow and swelling
Make an appointment with your doctor to properly diagnose and treat the injury as soon as possible.
How long does a sports injury take to heal?
Depending on the severity of the injury, the recovery time varies.
Minor injuries may only take a few weeks to heal, while severe injuries may require more extensive medical treatment such as surgery and/or physiotherapy. A full recovery can take months in more serious cases.
How many treatment sessions do I need for a sports injury?
Every individual’s recovery and rehabilitation journey is different depending on your condition. The physiotherapist will be able to advise you of an appropriate treatment plan and frequency after the initial assessment.
What do physiotherapists do?
Physiotherapists are allied health professionals who have an in-depth knowledge of how the body works and specialised hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat injury and disability. Trained to pinpoint the root cause of injuries and other ailments, a physiotherapist will first assess your holistic health and wellbeing, before determining the kind of movements and exercises you can and should do to aid in recovery, taking into consideration a multitude of factors including your individual needs, conditions and mobility.
A physiotherapist may use different approaches to treat and manage your condition, including movement and exercise, manual therapy and hydrotherapy.
Who are the Homage physiotherapists?
Homage Physiotherapists are individuals passionate and dedicated in caring for seniors and families in need. 100% Singaporean, they are certified under the Ministry of Health’s Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC).
Our physiotherapists specialised in diverse areas from orthopedic (conditions of the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints) to geriatric (age-related or progressive conditions).
How long does a physiotherapy visit last?
Every Homage Home Physiotherapy Visit is one-hour long (60-minutes).
What should I expect during my first physiotherapy session?
During your first visit, our physiotherapist will first assess your health and physical condition, understand the goals, develop and advise a personalised therapy treatment plan which can be completed in the home setting.
If time permits, the physiotherapist will also conduct these exercises with you during the first visit.
Should I prepare anything for my physiotherapy visit?
There is no need for any preparation.
If you have any doctor’s referral letter, previous physiotherapy/ medical reports or investigations (X-ray or MRI), we would recommend sharing these information with your physiotherapist for a more thorough understanding of your condition for therapy treatment.
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