February 21, 2023
Patients have different reasons for visiting a sports injury clinic. While some are there to continue their treatment or recovery program, others would visit for a consultation to get a proper diagnosis of the cause of their pain or discomfort when performing certain exercises.
If you’re visiting a sports injury clinic, here’s what you can expect:
Before the doctor or physiotherapist can proceed with tests and provide treatment, they will need to know if you have an existing medical condition and other details about your injury. You will be asked about your medical history (including medications and treatment you received), your current symptoms, what treatment methods you’ve tried, and what activities you were doing before or when you felt pain or discomfort.
After the review, the doctor or specialist will perform a physical examination to properly diagnose your injury. Depending on the symptoms you provided, the medical specialist might perform an extensive examination of the affected areas and other parts that may contribute to the pain or discomfort. In most cases, specialists may order an X-ray or MRI to fully assess the extent of the injury and determine if sports massage will suffice or if you require other treatment methods.
Once the assessment is complete, your specialist will provide you with an appropriate treatment program for your injury and current medical condition.
Rest, ice, compression, and elevation, or RICE is the most common treatment plan for mild injuries, including sprains and strains. This simple treatment plan involves resting the injured area, applying ice to reduce swelling, using compression bandages to support, and elevating the injured above your heart level to reduce swelling.
Sports physiotherapy Dubai is often recommended for patients with severe injuries, especially if the injury prevents them from performing certain movements or hinders them from doing routine tasks. Depending on the nature of the injury, sports massage may also be added to the program to relieve tension, pain, or discomfort.
Whether you need to visit a clinic for a consultation or you need physical therapy to help you recover from a sports injury, feel free to reach out to our specialists at Scandinavian Physiotherapy Center DMCC.
We offer a range of treatment plans that are tailored to your needs, just visit our clinics for a consultation or book an appointment for therapy sessions.