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What is sports injury?

The phrase "sports injury" describes the different injury types that are most frequently sustained while participating in sports or exercising, however they are not just for athletes. Even while they may not play sports, factory employees nonetheless get tennis elbow, painters experience shoulder ailments, and gardeners get tendinitis.

What does sports injury treatment entail?

Treatment for common sports injuries varies widely, depending on the type and severity. Many sports injuries heal in a few days or weeks with rest and at-home strategies. But for more serious injuries, treatment may involve:

  • Immobilization with a cast, splint, sling, walking boot or other medical device.
  • Injections to reduce swelling and pain.
  • Prescription anti-inflammatory medications.
  • Surgery to correct fractures or repair ligament, tendon or cartilage tears.
  • Physical therapy (also called rehabilitation or rehab) to heal and strengthen injured body parts.

Who is it for?

  • People who are out of shape.
  • Don’t wear proper protective equipment.
  • Exercise without warming up and cooling down.
  • Participate in contact sports that may involve tackling or collisions.
  • Take part in activities that involve jumping, running and pivoting or changing direction quickly.

Anatomy

  • TheAchilles tendon is a thick cord that connects the back of your lower leg (calf) to your heel. It helps you walk. But the tendon can become swollen, inflamed and stiff. It can even tear. This is called Achilles tendinitis or Achilles tendon rupture.
  • Ankle: Your leg and foot join together at your ankle. It contains three joints, as well as several bones, cartilage, ligaments, muscles and tendons. Ankle pain is often caused by a sprained ankle.
  • Elbow: Your elbow is the joint that acts as a hinge between your upper and lower arm. People often experience pain in their elbow from repeat motions and overuse (for example, tennis elbow and Little League elbow).
  • Head: Your head includes your face, skull and brain. One of the most common head injuries is concussion.
  • Knee: Your knee is a complex joint that acts as a hinge between your thigh and lower leg. It contains bones, cartilage, ligaments and tendons. Knee pain can be caused by a jumper's knee or runner’s knee. Other common injuries include meniscus tear and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear.
  • Shoulder: Your shoulder connects your upper arm to the trunk of your body. It contains your rotator cuff, a group of muscles and tendons that keep the upper arm in your shoulder socket. Rotator cuff tendinitis and rotator cuff tears are common sports injuries.

Causes

  • Accidents
  • Bad habits with exercise, such as not warming up or stretching enough.
  • Lack of safety equipment, or gear that’s damaged or worn incorrectly.
  • Shoes that don’t fit well or provide enough support.
  • Sudden start to an exercise program or significant increase in physical activity that your body isn’t used to.

Advantages

  • Restoring full function as soon as possible.
  • A faster recovery and return to sport.
  • Strengthening weakened muscle groups.
  • Reducing any pain and inflammation from your injury.
  • Maintaining cardiovascular fitness whilst you are out of sport.
  • Minimizing the risk of future injuries.

Types of sport injuries

Sprains: Overstretching or tearing the ligaments results in a sprain. Ligaments are pieces of tissue that connect two bones to one another in a joint.

Strains: Overstretching or tearing muscles or tendons results in a sprain. Tendons are thick, fibrous cords of tissue that connect bone to muscle. Strains are commonly mistaken for sprains.

Knee injuries: Any injury that interferes with how the knee joint moves could be a sports injury. It could range from an overstretch to a tear in the muscles or tissues in the knee. Swollen muscles. Swelling is a natural reaction to an injury. Swollen muscles may also be painful and weak.

Achilles tendon rupture: The Achilles tendon is a thin, powerful tendon at the back of your ankle. During sports, this tendon can break or rupture. When it does, you may experience sudden, severe pain and difficulty walking.

Fractures: Bone fractures are also known as broken bones.

Dislocations: Sports injuries may dislocate a bone in your body. When that happens, a bone is forced out of its socket. This can be painful and lead to swelling and weakness.

Rotator cuff injury: Four pieces of muscle work together to form the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff keeps your shoulder moving in all directions. A tear in any of these muscles can weaken the rotator cuff.

Deciding factors for sports injury
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Skills
  • Use of protective equipment
  • Playing position
  • Game strategies

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