Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Sports and Muscular Injuries

Skin Deep – September 2012
South Warrington News

Welcome to ‘Skin Deep’ – This month’s feature looks at our ‘Sports & Muscular Injuries’.
Any questions, just ask Dr. Angie Winnington-Sharp or 01925 263660 & 07967 481594.  Next month – Pigmentation and Age Spots.

Many people suffer either with regular/recurring sporting injuries or one-off muscular strains from accidents or excess muscle fatigue over a short time.  Although the first port of call for many is physiotherapy, which can be very successful, this doesn’t suit everyone.  Some people find regular physio’ either too painful, too expensive or that the effects are short term.  An alternative, which can be used successfully in combination with other treatments or as a stand alone treatment, is to have a high intensity radio-frequency treatment. The main advantages of this being that there is no muscular manipulation required, so in many cases the individual feels no discomfort at all. The effects tend to be long lasting as the muscle is being healed without hands-on pressure, but by using a non-invasive hand-piece that acts from the surface of the treatment area and penetrates to the affected area.  The most common uses are for conditions such as tennis elbow, shoulder strain through playing cricket or rugby, leg injuries from football and whiplash, frozen shoulder, back pain and general stiffness.  Long-term discomfort can be debilitating, so why not book a consultation and start your road to recovery today.