Mastering three disciplines takes an extraordinary amount of time and training. Triathletes routinely push their bodies to the limits. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that triathlon-related injuries occur. It is quite common for triathletes to keep pushing through the pain. However, it is important to differentiate between the good pain that accompanies a hard training session and pain that lingers, which denotes an injury. Rest, ice, compression, painkillers can all help to alleviate the pain. However, sometimes this is not enough. With the next race just around the corner, most triathletes are keen to return to full fitness as soon as possible. Triathletes need to see a specialist that understands them, that knows what they are sacrificing and what they are putting their bodies through. And perhaps most importantly, they need somebody that knows what is required to get better.
In one of the largest studies on triathlon injuries to date, researchers found that more than a third of triathletes experienced an injury during the competition season. Moreover, approximately 80% of these injuries were overuse injuries. Here at The Putney Clinic we understand overuse injuries and we strongly advocate injury prevention. We will work with you to develop your strength, flexibility and endurance. By doing this, we aim to minimise your risk of injury in the future.
COMMON TRIATHLON-RELATED INJURIES
Some of the most common triathlon-related injuries include:
- Anterior knee pain
- Iliotibial band friction syndrome
- Hip pain
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder problems
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Patella tendinopathy
- Plantar fasciitis
TRIATHLON INJURY MANAGEMENT AT THE PUTNEY CLINIC
If you have a current injury that is affecting your triathlon training, a recurrent injury that just refuses to get better, or want to know how to prevent injuries happening in the first place, come and see one of our experts for a complete review. We offer a complete triathlete injury management and prevention service. This service is led by Dr Courtney Kipps, a respected consultant in sports medicine and Medical Director of the London Triathlon. In conjunction with experts in osteopathy, podiatry, sports massage and physiotherapy, we can quickly assess and treat your injury under one roof. We can also arrange consultations with cutting edge sports scientists, coaches and personal trainers through our medical and sports partners. In addition, we can also offer you a bespoke bike setup analysis.
FINDING THE RIGHT TREATMENT FOR YOU
We recommend that you complete our free health assessment form and a member of the team will contact you to book an initial consultation with Dr Courtney Kipps or one of our other sports injury specialists. Treatments within our Sports Injury Clinic are difficult to price without first understanding your specific requirements. You can consult our basic sports injury clinic fees here. If you wish to make an appointment at our Sports Injury Clinic, please call us on 020 8789 3881.