It might sound a little simple, however the best way to treat sporting injuries is to avoid them in the first place.
In the lead up to the season, work on increasing your fitness and hone the particular skills and physical requirements that your sporting activity demands. Check your gear – make sure it is fit for purpose and in good order.
Many injuries will get better on their own and with time. If you are concerned that the injury may be severe, or if it is not improving, seek a medical opinion. A diagnosis must be made for any treatment to be effective and appropriate.
Any kind of therapy without a diagnosis is aimless: if the person you see cannot make a diagnosis, find someone who can, such as a competent GP or an Orthopaedic Surgeon.
We have rapid access appointments set aside for these kinds of situations and we treat mostly knee injuries such as meniscal tears (torn cartilages) and knee ligament disruptions.