Sports injuries are classified as injuries incurred by an individual due to participating in a sport, an exercise routine, or a recreational activity. Other possible causes of sports injuries include accidents/trauma, use of improper gear and over use/repetitive motion injuries.
The most common types of sports injury in Dubai and around the world include:
• Sprains and strains: ankle sprains, groin strains, hamstring strains
• Ligamentous injuries (from sprains to ruptures)
• Tendon injuries/Tendinopathies: tennis elbow, golfers elbow, Achilles tendinopathy
• Rotator cuff injuries
• Shin Splints
Common sports players treated at the OHC include:
• Basketball players
• Football players
• Tennis players
• CrossFit enthusiasts
In addition to the above-mentioned mainstream sports, there is a high percentage of the population in Dubai that participates in extreme sport activities. These include sky diving, kite surfing and mixed martial arts. Due to the nature and skill of these sports, medical professionals must be well trained to deal with the complexity of injuries that these athletes may incur.
Treatment of sport injuries
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, and you believe you may have injured yourself, the best course of action is to immediately stop engaging in any physical activity that is causing you pain. Minor injuries sometimes only require a resting period, but there are some cases that need urgent medical care from a specialist.
The Osteopathic Health Centre is a sports injury clinic in Dubai specialising in providing excellent medical care and attention to individuals who have sustained a sport injury. We have a team of specialists, comprising physiotherapists and osteopaths, whose expertise includes management and treatment of disorders in the musculoskeletal system.
Our therapists use manual therapy, myofascial release, active release techniques, dry needling, gait analysis, Motion Cube, sports taping, shockwave therapy and specific therapeutic exercises to help treat sport injuries.
With an individualised care and treatment programme, our patients are given the best possible treatment that addresses their specific needs. Our rehabilitation centre and specialists help patients heal and recover fully, restore the natural function of their bodies, and learn the best practices to reduce the risk of sport injuries in the future.
You can book a treatment session for sports injuries with: