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What to do in the first few days after an injury

Following an injury don't do anything that reproduces your pain for the initial two or three days. 

After that, you need to get it moving or other problems will develop.

Our physios can diagnose your problem and give you a clear indication of your best course of action.

Researchers have found that in most cases early physio intervention for acute soft tissue injuries is very beneficial  
Ice should be applied for the first two or three days following an injury such as ligament sprains, muscle tears or bruising.

Apply ice for 20 minutes every two to three hours for the first few days until the "heat" comes out of the injury.

Always place a cloth between the ice and your skin.
Avoid heat (and heat rubs) in the first 48 hours of injury. Heat will encourage bleeding at the site of the injury if used too early.

Apply heat with a heat pack for 20 minutes a few times a day to increase the blood flow and hasten your healing rate.

Heat will also help your muscles relax and ease your pain.

This brief guide is only for general information. If you are at all concerned about any aspect of your injury you should always seek medical advice. For free injury specific advice Contact us>>>
Golf is a safe game as far as sporting injuries go. However, if you don't look after your body it may not be able to to take the strain!
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Golf does not put the demands on the cardiovascular system as some sports, which is a good thing as you can continue to play well into your senior years. But you can still suffer aches and strains from poor technique and overuse.

The lower back is particularly vulnerable because of the body mechanics of a golf swing - the bend forward and the tilt combined with the rotation can cause lower back problems. Back problems are the most common problems we treat which are closely followed by elbow and shoulder problems.

If pain is disrupting your game get it looked at before the condition becomes chronic and be much more difficult to treat and in extreme cases may even need surgical intervention

95% of all sports injuries are non-surgical and recover well with the appropriate care. Anatomie's sports medicine specialists are therefore an excellent initial point-of-contact for fast diagnosis and treatment.

Anatomie's sports medicine expertise is effective and immediately available. It's medically proven that the sooner the diagnosis and treatment begins the better are the chances of a full recovery and the sooner you can get back to fully enjoying your game.

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