The Capital Orthopaedics team is dedicated to providing the right diagnosis and most effective treatment for all football-related injuries.
We work with professional football players to get them back on the pitch quickly, with the physical resilience to avoid future injuries.
And we treat recreational footballers with exactly the same focus – whether you’ve been hurt in a park kick-about or in a local league match.
Many of football-related injuries occur as a result of traumatic events – an explosive or wrenching movement, or a direct impact such as a tackle or a fall. Players over 40 also face a risk of overuse or wear-and-tear injuries.
Non-surgical treatments we offer for musculoskeletal conditions include:
The strong ligaments in your ankle joint are stretched due to a sudden twisting action. Severe or untreated sprains can lead to ongoing ankle instability and pain. Common ankle conditions that we treat include:
The three large muscles at the back of your leg can be injured due to sudden changes of speed. The following hamstring injuries are particularly common in footballers:
The strong, fibrous ligaments that stabilise your knee joint can get damaged or torn due to a sudden twisting motion or a side impact. This can result in pain, swelling and ongoing instability. The most common footballing injuries that we treat include:
An impact on your knee, or a sudden twisting movement can cause the cartilage that lines your joint to be damaged – whether it’s the rubbery pads that provide shock absorption (meniscus) or the smooth layer that coats the bones (articular cartilage). Injury to knee cartilage can be debilitating and lead to ongoing problems. Common conditions we treat:
Your inner thigh muscles (adductors) can be overstretched due to kicking, twisting, running or jumping. For groin strains that do not respond to rest, ice, compression and elevation, we diagnose and treat the condition.
This can be done non-surgically with physiotherapy, shockwave therapy and injections to reduce inflammation and stimulate healing.
Some adductor muscle tears need to be surgically repaired with minimally invasive techniques.
Capital Orthopaedics works within three central London locations: The Cromwell Hospital, Basinghall Clinic and The Platinum Health Centre – offering state-of-the-art diagnostics equipment, dedicated physiotherapy centres and innovative surgical procedures.
Led by internationally renowned consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Simon Moyes, the Capital Orthopaedics sports medicine team includes expert surgeons, radiologists, nurses and physiotherapists.
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