Common sports injuries – and how to deal with them

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Anyone who has ever participated in sports has most certainly had an injury of some type. Sports are physically demanding, putting our bodies through a variety of stress and pain.

There are several typical sports injuries in the field of athletic exercise. No matter how excellent shape you keep yourself in, you’re bound to get some kind of injury at some point.

Preventing and Treating Common Sports Injuries

Summer is almost around the corner, which means it’s time to get outside and enjoy some outdoor activities. Read on to discover how to avoid common sports injuries and how to cure them so you can enjoy the summer pain-free.

1) Runner’s knee

If there was an injury orthopaedic surgeons see constantly, it’s knee injuries. Therefore, one of the most effective means of prevention is to replace your running shoes and insoles regularly. Take a few days off from activity after an injury and take some anti-inflammatory medication. 

2) Shoulder injury

Injuries to the shoulder are frequent in a variety of sports. The most effective technique of preventive is just stretching correctly before exercise. Taking a rest and using anti-inflammatories are both helpful treatments.

3) Achilles Tendinitis

Thirdly, overuse of the Achilles Tendon (the rear of the ankle) can result in severe inflammation and discomfort. Stretching and calf muscle-strengthening activities can help avoid this ailment. When it is damaged, use RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) and anti-inflammatories.

It’s best to wait till it’s completely healed before getting back into shape.

4) Concussion 

In addition, a blow to the head is the most common cause of this injury, which produces confusion and dizziness, among other symptoms. Our best preventative advice is to avoid any contact sports. Recovery takes time, rest, and the use of acetaminophen.

5) Ankle Sprain

Sprains of the ankle are prevalent in sports that demand a lot of running and twisting rapidly. Moreover, prevention entails strengthening your ankles to the greatest extent feasible. Therefore, RICE, anti-inflammatories, and ankle movement can aid with blood circulation.

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