Common Injuries that can be treated by Sports Massage
A common overuse condition.
The quadriceps muscles control the movement of the patella over the knee joint. If these muscles are regularly stressed due to excessive use the muscles become tight and pull the patella closer, than normal, to the knee joint grinding the patella over the joint.
If this is not treated it can cause damage to cartilage within the knee joint. An effective treatment is releasing tension in the quadriceps by deep tissue massage.
Tennis elbow is an overuse injury of the forearm. The injury occurs where the muscle becomes tendon on either the inside (medial) or outside (lateral) of the arm. Tears can be either minor or more severe. Rest and reducing inflammation are most important but sports massage can help to regain strength in the affected area, prevent excessive scar tissue and aid a quick recovery.
Achilles tendonitis and can be caused by sudden stress or overuse. The tendon becomes inflamed which causes pain. However with this injury the pain eases with exercise. This is due to the tendon sheath surrounding the tendon warming up and expanding to accommodate the inflamed tendon. Rest and stretching exercises are the best treatment along with calf massage to reduce the tension on the tendon.
Muscle strains are common injuries and usually occur when a muscle is stretched too fast. The muscle fibres actually separate or tear. Muscle strains often occur where the muscle becomes tendon to attach onto bone.
Weak or tired muscles are commonly affected. There are three types of strain:
Mild (grade 1) is when the muscle fibres stretch too far with slight tearing (up to 5% of fibres). Pain is felt and there is loss of strength.
Moderate (grade 2) involves more torn fibres pain occurs at any attempt to contract the muscle.
Severe (grade 3) involves complete rupture, no functional movement is possible. Severe pain is felt and must be seen by doctor immediately.
Sports massage for common injuries can aid recovery time and prevent excess scar tissue once initial recovery has taken place.
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