Common Injuries

Back and Neck Pain

If you have back  and neck pain, it may be something you have had for weeks, months or even years.  We understand pain and discomfort can affect your physical and mental health and make every day tasks, work , hobbies and even sleeping extremely difficult . 

Back and neck pain is an extremely common condition that affects  in 6 adults at some point in their life and is a leading cause of disability in the UK. However only 1% of spinal related pain requires surgery and 90% of cases make a good revery within 12 weeks 

Rest and pain relief will not cure or prevent future back pain

Effective treatment includes an active approach to back pain, with strategies to aid your own recovery and prevent recurrence. If you have suffered with back pain for more than 4 weeks then it’s highly unlikely to resolve itself with more rest and pain relief.

Back pain can be caused by a number of issues whether it is long term lifestyle or postural problems or an injury caused by strenuous exercise or an accident.

  • Pain does not mean damage
  • Rest is not help
  • Exercise is safe and helpful 

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We have great experience treating :

+ Muscle related or myofascial neck and low back pain  

+ Whiplash injuries 

+ Muscle Spasm 

+ Facet Joint pain 

+ Arthritis  and degenerative related joint pain 

+ Disc related Pain including Intervertebral Disc Disease and Dehydration and disc herniation 

+ Nerve root pain including impingement 

+ Spondylosis 

+ Spondylolithesis 

+ Surgical Rehabilitation

Whether you’re a runner, sports person, weight lifter, or a professional athlete an injury can have such a negative effect on your general and mental  health. 

Here at the Treatment Room we regularly work with sports people to help them get back to their best and help prevent future injuries. With a well equipped gym area in our clinic we are able to provide  high end rehabilitation that will see you through early, mid and late stages of your rehabilitation.

Our team also have a combined 20+ years of working with professional sports teams including,  WRU, Dragons, Ospreys, Newport County, Bristol Rovers, and Worcester Warriors. We are the preferred provider for many Athletes from Athletics, Power lifting , Golf, Football, Rugby as well as Marathon  and Elite Runners 

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We regularly Treat: 

+ Calf Strains 

+ Hamstring strains 

+ Groin Strains 

+ Hip flexor strains 

+ Osteitis Pubis 

+ Ankle sprains 

+ Shin Splints MTSS

+ Sportsmans Hernia 

+ Shoulder Dislocations 

+ Tendonopathy and overuse injures 

+ ACL & PCL Tears

+ Fractures 

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common form of arthritis that affects joints making them painful, stiff, swollen, and the surrounding muscles weak. Usually, this condition affects middle-aged to elderly people due to changes in the body as you age, however previous joint injuries or obesity can increase your risk of developing OA.

Unfortunately, there is no cure for OA, however non-pharmacological interventions such as physiotherapy can play an important role in improving symptoms. Some of the common physiotherapy treatments for OA include exercise, taping, bracing, insoles, and manual therapy.
Sciatica is a term that describes pain that radiates down into one or both of your lower extremities along the sciatic nerve. This condition can be severe and debilitating causing pain, numbness, and weakness. Sciatica can be caused by a variety of issues such as a herniated disc, narrowing of spinal space, and overly tight nerves and musculature. Sciatica usually resolves by itself; however, physiotherapy can patients manage their symptoms by utilising advice, exercise and nerve gliders.
Strains and sprains are soft tissue injuries which can be caused by trauma or overuse. Strains occur to muscles whereas sprains are injuries to ligaments that stabilise joints. We can assess and diagnose these types of injuries and help aid your recovery with high tech treatment modalities including laser therapy and shockwave therapy as well as structured, specific rehabilitation programme will be utilised to get you back to full fitness.
Plantar fasciitis is a common and painful foot condition characterized by inflammation and irritation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot, connecting the heel bone to the toes. This condition typically results from excessive strain or overuse of the plantar fascia, leading to micro-tears and inflammation.

Key features of plantar fasciitis include sharp, stabbing pain in the heel, especially when taking the first steps in the morning or after prolonged periods of inactivity. The pain tends to subside with movement but can return after standing or walking for extended periods. Common risk factors for plantar fasciitis include excessive weight, overpronation (when the feet roll inward excessively), high-impact activities like running or dancing, and wearing unsupportive or ill-fitting footwear.

Treatment for plantar fasciitis typically involves a combination of strategies, including rest, ice, stretching exercises to improve flexibility, orthotic insoles or supportive footwear, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications to manage pain and inflammation. Physical therapy, night splints, and custom-made orthotics may also be recommended.

In most cases, plantar fasciitis responds well to conservative treatment, and symptoms can improve over time. However, in rare cases where non-invasive measures do not provide relief, more advanced interventions like corticosteroid injections or, very rarely, surgical procedures may be considered. Proper management and preventive measures can help individuals manage and ultimately overcome plantar fasciitis.
A tendinopathy is a condition that affects tendons, which are the tough, flexible bands of tissue that connect muscles to bones. It is characterised by degeneration, damage, or dysfunction of a tendon, often resulting from repetitive overuse or injury. Tendinopathy can cause pain, stiffness, and a decrease in the affected tendon’s ability to transmit force effectively.

This condition typically develops over time due to activities or movements that place excessive stress on the tendon. Common examples include tendinopathies in the Achilles tendon (Achilles tendinopathy) or the rotator cuff of the shoulder (rotator cuff tendinopathy). The primary symptoms of tendinopathy include localised pain and swelling near the affected tendon, along with reduced range of motion and strength. It can be acute, resulting from a sudden injury, or chronic, stemming from long-term wear and tear.

Treatment for tendinopathy often involves rest, physical therapy to strengthen and stretch the tendon and its surrounding muscles, and sometimes the use of anti-inflammatory medications or other pain management techniques. In more severe cases, medical interventions like corticosteroid injections or, in extreme cases, surgery may be necessary. Proper management and early intervention are essential to facilitate tendon healing and restore normal function.