Rugby season is about to begin once again and none too soon for those who are getting tired of winter here in Canada. Now is the time to get started on pre-season preparation and conditioning, which is a great way to reduce sports injuries. The earlier you start, the more gradually you can increase intensity and duration not only to avoid sports injuries, but to be a better rugby player overall.
Common sports injuries in rugby include:
- Knee injuries, such as ACL injuries, knee ligament injuries, and meniscus tears
- Ankle injuries, like sprains
- Thigh, hamstring, groin, and back sprains
- Shoulder injuries, such as dislocated shoulders, AC joint injuries, and tendonitis
- Various pains due to muscle strain, pinched nerves, muscle tears, and fractures
Even with the best preventative plan in place, you could still suffer any of these sports injuries from playing rugby, or even just during practice. While it may be tempting to treat sports injuries on your own, early assessment by a professional and the prompt appropriate treatment is your best chance for recovery and getting back in the game.
That is the goal here at Sprains & Strains, along with relieving your pain as soon as possible. Don’t wait to seek treatment as this could result in abnormal scar tissue formation and muscle weakness. Our sports medicine rehabilitation and wellness centre is dedicated to helping you get on the road to recovery as quickly as possible.