Sports Medicine

At LycaHealth, our team of specialist sports injury consultants is dedicated to helping you recover from sports injuries and providing advice and treatment to keep you injury-free in the future and to maximise your performance. Whether you're a professional athlete or someone who enjoys staying fit, our sports injury consultants and orthopaedic surgeons have extensive experience in caring for athletes at all levels.

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Sports Medicine in Orpington

We offer the latest diagnostic technologies and techniques to ensure effective and efficient diagnosis and treatment. Our sports injury technologies include cutting-edge imaging tools such as MRI, X-Ray, CT scans, and ultrasound imaging. By combining our clinicians’ years of experience with advanced technology, we are committed to providing you with the best possible care.

What is Sports Medicine?

If you’re unsure whether sports medicine is the right treatment for you, allow us to explain. Sports medicine encompasses various branches of healthcare that focus on healing and preventing sports-related injuries. 

Sports medicine offers patients a holistic approach, based on several disciplines:

  • Prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries, for example; with Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, PRP injections, Shockwave therapy
  • Control and monitoring of sports performance to avoid injuries and illness.

Common Sports-Related Injuries we can treat

Our specialist sports medicine consultants are equipped to treat a wide range of sports injuries, both common and unique. We have treatments for all the following injuries:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Anterior knee pain
  • Broken bones
  • Concussions
  • Golfers elbow
  • Groin pulls
  • Hamstring strains
  • Knee injuries
  • Peroneal tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sciatica
  • Shin splints
  • Sprains
  • Tears
  • Tendonitis

Sports Medicine Treatments

The specific treatment for your sports injury will depend on its nature, your medical history, and your lifestyle. We offer a range of sports medicine treatments, including:

  • Alter-G (Anti-Gravity Treadmill): This physiotherapy treatment allows patients to build strength, improve mobility, enhance fitness, and reduce stress on injured body parts.
  • Corticosteroid Injections: These injections help relieve severe or persistent inflammation and alleviate pain.
  • Hyaluronic acid injections: These injections can help decrease pain and stiffness. 
  • Immobilisation: In some cases, our sports specialists may recommend immobilising the affected area using slings, casts, or splints to prevent further damage.
  • Pain Relief: Our team may recommend pain relief methods to reduce discomfort, manage pain, and decrease inflammation and swelling.
  • Physiotherapy: This comprehensive treatment focuses on restoring movement and functionality, aiding in your recovery process.
  • Plasma Rich Protein injections (PRP): Your consultant may suggest a PRP injection. The substances are injected into injured tissue or an injured joint to promote healing 
  • Shockwave Therapy: This multidisciplinary therapy, known as Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), is used in orthopaedics, physiotherapy, and sports medicine to rapidly alleviate pain and restore mobility.
  • Sports Surgery and Other Procedures: Depending on the severity of your sports injury, corrective surgery or other procedures may be necessary.

Preventive Strategies for Injury Prevention

Our experts not only focus on treating injuries but also emphasise preventive strategies to help you avoid future injuries. Through personalised exercise programs, biomechanical assessments, and training techniques, we empower athletes and fitness enthusiasts to prevent injuries and optimise their performance. 

Our goal is to ensure that you stay injury-free, reach your full potential, and achieve your goals in sports and active living. Take the Next Step Towards Recovery – Contact us today on 01689 490 111 or complete our online enquiry form.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Sports medicine is a medical specialty that focuses on the treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries and the enhancement of athletic performance.

Athletes of all levels, from recreational to professional, as well as individuals with active lifestyles, can benefit from this service.

Specialists treat a wide range of conditions, including sprains, strains, fractures, concussions, overuse injuries, and musculoskeletal issues affecting athletes.

Professionals offer services such as injury evaluation, rehabilitation, performance enhancement, nutritional guidance, and preventive measures like exercise programs and injury prevention strategies.

You should consider seeing a specialist if you have a sports-related injury, persistent pain, want to improve athletic performance, or have concerns about your physical fitness and well-being.

Yes, specialists can diagnose and treat musculoskeletal issues in individuals who may not be athletes but still experience pain or dysfunction related to their bones, joints, and muscles.

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