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A sports injury can be a big distraction in your life, especially when it means you must put active past times on the side-line. Many sports enthusiasts may be tempted to push through the pain, simply because they can’t bear the idea of remaining inactive for a long period of time, often making the issue much worse. While a twisted ankle or pulled muscle may not always need medical attention, there are some warning signs that you might need to get checked out at our sports injury clinic in Newcastle:

Weight-Bearing Problems

If you are feeling pain in your legs or feet that is stopping you from comfortably walking or placing any weight down, then it is a red flag for needing further attention. Without speaking to a trained physiotherapist at our sports injury clinic in Newcastle, there is no way to know if you have underlying ligament damage. Attempting to ‘walk-off’ pain like this may take you out of the sports game for even longer.

Persistent Pain

Whether your pain is a twinging sensation, a dull ache, or a constant discomfort, your body is warning you of a problem. Issues that grow over time can often be caused by sports activities that involve repetitive motion, such as tennis, running and swimming. If your pain continues after stopping intense physical activity, then seeking professional sports therapy can help solve the underlying problem.

Numbness and Tingling

Numbness and tingling can often appear after injuries. This is an especially important sign to seek help as it could be a symptom of nerve damage. Untreated nerve damage can result in permanent muscle weakness or the loss of sensation in the area, making your sports cravings even harder to satisfy. If you feel a pins and needles sensation after an injury, it is worth booking an appointment at our sports injury clinic in Newcastle to investigate the issue.

At Gosforth Physio & Wellness our sports injury clinic treats all injuries for people of any age engaged at any level of any physical activity. Combining our physiotherapy, sports massage and sports specific rehabilitation services, we can help you get back to the activities that you love.

Kevin Kennedy

Director / Clinical Lead Physiotherapist

Kevin is an Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapist, Acupuncturist and Pilates instructor with a special interest in neuro-musculoskeletal dysfunctions and pain.

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