Dr Prodger has a specialised interest and passion for sports injuries and provides expert assessment, advice and care. Commonly occurring sports injuries include fractures, dislocations, tendon ruptures, ligament ruptures, sprains and strains.
Private appointments are available at our rooms in Uralba Street for those requiring urgent assessment and timely orthopaedic management.
Recommended treatment in the initial 24 – 48 hours of an acute soft tissue sports injury are rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE).
Rest the affected area of the body by avoiding aggravating activities.
Application of ice packs over the affected area of the body will assist in decreasing swelling and management of pain. It is recommended that you apply ice packs 15-20 minutes, four times per day. Ice packs should be wrapped in a towel and applied to the skin. An ice pack should never be applied directly to the skin.
Compression over the affected area of the body such as with the use of bandages can assist in decreasing swelling.
Elevation of the affected area of the body above heart level can assist in decreasing swelling and pain.