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Athletics Injuries

London Sports Medicine offers a specialist service to athletes that have sustained an injury during track & field competition.

Our team of world-class sports Consultants provide a complete assessment and treatment service. With access to same day advanced imaging including the latest in MRI and CT scanning technology, as well as a one of the country’s best staffed physiotherapy departments our team provides exemplary standards of care for all patients.

Our Consultants treat professional athletes from top organisations around the country as well as sportsmen and sportswomen simply playing participating for leisure.

Common athletics injuries

Injuries sustained during track & field are common as you’re pushing the body to its limit. Injuries can be differentiated between track and field injuries with injuries for each impacting different parts of the body.

Jumper’s knee

Jumper’s Knee – also known as patellar tendonitis – is damage to the tendon that attaches to the lower section of the patella or kneecap. It can also refer to injury or inflammation to the upper knee where thigh muscles and tendons attach. Read more about jumper’s knee.

Runner’s knee

Runner’s knee is a collective term for several condition that cause pain around he kneecap, or patella. Although running is the most common source of this pain, it can be related to any activity that involves repeated stress to the knee joint such as walking, cycling, skiing or playing football. Read more about runner’s knee.

Other knee injuries

Knee injuries are extremely common in athletics, especially in track events. Conditions include, knee sprain, knee hyperextension, swollen knee, ligament injuries and anterior knee pain. For any knee injury suffered you can be sure our team will be able to make a rapid diagnosis and get you on the road to recovery as soon as possible.

Foot & ankle injuries

Foot and ankle injuries are a common injury in athletics, in both track and field events. Foot & ankle injuries can include sprains and breaks to the foot and ankle as well as injuries suffered to the Achilles, metatarsal and lisfranc.

Hand injuries

Hand injuries are more common in field events than track. They can often be due to overuse in carrying out the same motion numerous times or can relate to direct trauma to the hand in dislocations or sprains and fractures.

Shoulder injuries

Like hand injuries Shoulder injuries are more common in field events due to the act of throwing. For example, in events such as the discus, javelin and shot put athletes can experience pain from overexertion or from overuse of the muscle/joint.

Contact us

If you are suffering with any injury related to athletics we recommend contacting our team of experts for a consultation. Our team have years of experience in treating all types of injuries sustained through athletics and offer a rapid diagnosis and treatment plan to ensure you are back on the track/field as soon as possible. You can call our team on 0207 266 6529 or email us at sportsmedicine@hje.org.uk.

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Patient information

Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, our private GP practice and Urgent Care Clinic, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information, get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 0207 078 3891.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have health insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa Health, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation before any treatment, and in most cases you will also require a referral letter from your GP.

If you are not registered with a GP, we have an in-house private GP practice you can use. Alternatively, we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstances.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRIs, a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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