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When it’s safe to return to sport after an injury

If you’ve been injured playing football – or through any other sport – you’re probably impatient for the injury to heal so you can get back to normal. While the situation is most acute for professional sportspeople, who may miss important matches or even whole seasons, it can still be tough for ordinary people who have made sport a big part of their life.

As Charlie Bannigan, an osteopath and sports injury specialist at Joy Lane Clinic in Kent explains, the consequences of an injury can often go beyond the physical, and begin to affect a person’s mental health.

“Trying to tell an athlete or sportsperson that they cannot train is difficult, because for one they are used to training and secondly if they don’t train this could lead to them feeling very low. For some, it can lead to depression,” he says.

 

Read the rest of this article at Patient UK

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