If you keep up to date with our social media posts (and if you don’t then you should – we’re on Facebook and twitter so there’s no excuse!), then you’ll have noticed that we’ve been talking a lot about football injuries. There have been a lot of footballers unlucky enough to find themselves out of the game due to various injuries which, unfortunately, as other athletes and health professionals know only too well, is a hazard of playing a sport for a living. In fact, there are currently over one hundred premiership players who are out injured!

Samir Nasri is the latest footballer to fall foul of the game with a knee injury that will keep him out of the game for at least eight weeks. Nasri suffered a medial knee ligament injury, which is such a common lower limb injury for athletes, especially footballers. It’s one of the most common sports injuries we see and we’ve been doing physiotherapy in Manchester for over twenty-five years.

Soft tissue injuries such as this are often caused for one of two reasons. A traumatic injury occurs instantly and is the result of a specific incident such as pushing off for a sprint or in Nasri’s case, a tackle which caused him to land awkwardly. An injury sustained from overuse develops over a period of time, sometimes hours, days, weeks or months and is a result of repeated or excessive activities. In this case an injury can be exacerbated by using equipment or wearing gear incorrectly.

Usually, with injuries like this, clients have great success with physiotherapy and it is one of the first treatment options that is recommended. Physio is also a brilliant way to get athletes back on their feet, should they need to have an operation to fix the problem. If you’re in need of rehabilitation after a sports injury, such as a knee injury, contact us today for the best physiotherapy in Manchester0161 832 8797.

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