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Sports Injuries

Sports injuries are caused by overuse, direct impact, of force that’s larger than the body part can structurally withstand. Common injuries include bruises, sprains, strains, joint injuries and nose bleeds. Treatment depends on the type and severity of the injury.

Chronic injuries are caused by overusing the same muscle groups or joints. Poor technique and structural abnormalities also can contribute to the development of chronic injuries. Medical investigation of any sports injury is vital; as a result of you will be hurt more severely than you are thinking that. For instance, what looks like an ankle sprain may actually be a bone fracture.

Saiorthocare hospitals has specialist in diagnosing these injuries and provides proper medication & facilitate you in speedy recovery.

Common types of sports injuries

  • Ankle sprain - symptoms embody pain, swelling and stiffness.
  • Bruises - a blow will cause little bleeds into the skin.
  • Concussion -gentle reversible brain injury from a blow to the head, which can be related to loss of consciousness. Symptoms embody headache, dizziness and short term memory loss.
  • Cuts and abrasions - are sometimes caused by falls. The knees and hands are significantly prone.
  • Dehydration - losing an excessive of fluid can result in heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
  • Dental injury- a blow to the jaw can crack, break or dislodge teeth.
  • Groin strain - symptoms include pain and swelling.
  • Hamstring strain - symptoms include pain, swelling and bruising.
  • Knee joint injuries - symptoms include pain, swelling and stiffness. The ligaments, tendons or cartilage are often affected.
  • Nose injuries - either blood nose or broken nose, are caused by an immediate blow.
  • Stress fractures -significantly within the lower limbs. The impact of repeated jumping or running on hard surfaces eventually stresses and cracks the bone.

First aid for sprains, strains and joint injuries

  • Stop the activity.
  • Rest the injured area.
  • For the first twenty four to forty eight hours, apply ice packs for 5-10 minutes in every 2 hours.
  • Bandage the injured area firmly, extending the wrapping on top of and below the injury.
  • Whenever possible, elevate the injured area above the level of your heart.
  • Avoid heat, alcohol or massage, which might exacerbate the swelling.
  • Seek medical recommendation.

Treatment for sports injuries

Treatment depends on the kind and severity of the injury. Continuously consult our doctor if the pain persists after one or two of days. What you will assume may be a simple sprain may very well be a fractured bone.

Our physiotherapy will facilitate to rehabilitate the injured area and, depending on the injury, might embody exercises to push strength and adaptability. Returning to sport after injury depends on our doctor's or physiotherapist's assessment. Making an attempt to play before the injury is correctly healed can solely cause any harm and delay recovery.

Within the meantime, you will be able to maintain your fitness by selecting forms of exercise that don't involve your injury; for instance, rides a stationary bicycle while your sprained wrist is healing.

Prevention strategies

You can reduce your risk of sports injuries if you:

  • Warm up thoroughly by gently going through the motions of your sport and performing slow, sustained stretches.
  • Wear appropriate footwear.
  • Tape or strap vulnerable joints, if necessary.
  • Use the appropriate safety equipment, like mouth guards, helmets and pads.
  • Drink lots of fluids before, throughout the sport.
  • Try to avoid exercising in the hottest part of the day, between 12pm and 3pm.
  • Maintain a decent level of overall fitness.
  • Cross-train with different sports to make sure overall fitness and muscle strength.
  • Don't exert yourself beyond your level of fitness.
  • Use good form and technique.
  • Cool down when sport with mild, sustained stretches.
  • Allow adequate recovery time between sessions.

Things to remember

  • Sports injuries are commonly caused by overuse, direct impact, or the application of force thats greater than the body part will structurally stand up to.
  • Common injuries include bruises, sprains, strains, joint injuries and Fractures.
  • Medical investigation is vital, as a result of an injury could also be additional severe than you think that.

Provided by:

Dr.S.Srinivasan, Managing Director of Saiorthocare Hospitals Pvt Ltd

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