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What type of injuries do our sports carers treat

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Here at Guardian Carers, we focus on a multitude of care service with the common goal of enhancing people’s quality of life. Oftentimes, we are enlisted to help people recover from sports injuries.

These requests seldom come from athletes and sportspeople or anyone who has been injured as a result of exercise or sports-related activity and require rehabilitation, as recommended by their healthcare professionals.

Whatever your situation may be, we are here to help. Our carers are equipped with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to help you safely recover from any type of injuries at home. Keep reading to find out what type of injuries our sports carers treat.

What type of injuries do our sports carers treat?

Our sports carers can help our clients recover from a wide range of sports injuries. Here are just some of the injuries they can treat:

1. Knee injuries

Knee injuries are some of the most common sports injuries. Many athletes who injure their knees can end up being away from the sport for long periods of time. Knee fractures, in particular, are very common among sportspeople. Any of the bones in or around the knee can be fractured. Even the simplest of movements such as stepping the wrong way, falling or tripping can cause a fracture.

2. ACL injuries

Injuries to the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) are also very common. ACL injuries are mostly seen in sports which involve sudden stops or changes in direction, jumping or landing. Some examples can be football, basketball or downhill skiing. What typically happens with an ACL injury is that the ligaments on the inside of the knee are torn. ACL injuries are typically severe and may require surgery. Symptoms can include instability when walking and turning corners and increased swelling in the knee. Less severe cases can heal without surgery.

3. Shoulder injury

As it is the weakest and most mobile joint in the body, the shoulder is subjected to a lot of strain in sports activities which often results in injuries. The causes of shoulder injuries are lack of flexibility and strength such as misalignments, dislocations, strains on muscles and ligament sprains. The treatment for shoulder injuries typically starts with rest and icing the injured area in order to help with pain and swelling relief. Athletes who are involved in contact sports are the most at risk of getting shoulder injuries.

4. Hamstring injuries

Hamstring muscles are tight and susceptible to strain which can lead to pulled muscles. Injuries in the hamstring are often caused by poor stretching techniques or a complete lack of stretching before engaging in sports. Hamstring injuries range from acute muscle strains to ruptures and chronic hamstring injuries. The most common hamstring injury is acute muscle strain. When an athlete incurs such an injury, they are very likely to be absent from the sport for a long period of time. Acute muscle strain also has a high recurrence rate.

5. Tennis elbow injury

Tennis elbow injury often happens in sports which involve a lot of gripping. This injury is also known as “golfer’s elbow”. This injury happens due to repetitive actions in some sports which causes the athlete’s forearm to become inflamed. The recommended treatment for tennis elbow injuries includes lots of rest and icing the inflamed area. Stretching can also help release stiffness and build back strength. Anti-inflammatory medication may also be prescribed, if necessary. Some athletes will be required to wear a brace which helps to relieve pressure from the area and prevent any further injuries.

How can we help you get sports injury care at home?

With Guardian Carers, it’s quite simple to get sports injury care at home. The process is easy and straightforward and it enables you to have a sports carer in your home in as little as 24 hours (or less).

You will simply need to enquire with us and let us know what sports injury you have and what type of rehabilitation you have been recommended. You can talk to your consultant about anything else that you think they should know about which will help them to find you the most suitable sports carer.

As soon as you decide to progress with the search, your consultant will send you profiles of sports carers who match your criteria, who have the relevant experience and also live locally or close-by to you. They will also kickstart the recruitment process which entails advertising the role and searching for the best candidates for you.

Once a consistent selection has been made, you will get to choose the candidates you like the most and get the chance to interview them as well. All our candidates are previously vetted by our consultants for your peace of mind. Our promise to you is that all our registered sports carers have a minimum of 2 years of professional care experience.

Once you make your final decision, your sports carer will be ready to start working in your home and help get you back on your feet as soon as possible. Your consultant will deal with all the paperwork, so you don’t need to worry about a thing.

Our sports carers can be hired on a live-in or live-out basis and they can work with you either full-time or part-time. The minimum amount a sports injury carer can be hired for is 3 hours per day.

At Guardian Carers, your quality of life and independence is paramount to us. We focus on enabling people to live their lives fully and improve their quality of life with the help of our fantastic carers.

If you would like to know more about our sports care service and how our carers can aid you or a loved one to recover, our consultants are happy to help. You can simply make an enquiry online or call our nationwide line on 0207 183 1395.

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