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Dealing With Sports Injuries

Prevention First


Are you worried about getting injured while playing sport? Do not give too many turns to the subject. Think about the fact to avoid possible injury as a rule of game-with the added value that this rule is to prevent hurt you. The best way to approach the topic of sports injuries is to avoid them in the first place. Ranging from prevention to know the rules of the game to use the right equipment, to play safely.


It turns out that you played with your team following the game, playing safely and using proper equipment but still and all, you’ve been injured. Do not worry, it’s not the end of the world-just the beginning of your healing process. Read on to learn what that process and how you react to a sports injury.


What is a sports injury?


Sports injuries are injuries that often occur while practicing an organized sport, either in a competition, a training session or other organized physical activity. In the young these injuries occur for various reasons, including improper training, wear inappropriate footwear, not wearing the necessary protective EAM and the rapid growth experienced during puberty.


There are two general categories of sports injuries. The first is the acute traumatic injuries. They usually occur following a stroke or the use of force and be isolated, as a bad entry in a football game. Acute traumatic injuries include:


1. Fractures – cracks or total or partial breakdown of bone tissue

2. Bruises, contusions in medical terminology, caused by direct blows, which can cause swelling and bleeding into the muscles and other body tissues

3. Strains – stretching or tearing of a muscle or tendon, the tough and narrow end that connects muscle to bone

4. Sprains – stretched or torn ligaments, the tissue that strengthens and gives stability to the joints by connecting bones and cartilage

5. Abrasions – scratches

6. Lacerations – cuts in the skin that are usually deep enough to require stitches or staples


The second category of sports injuries is overuse injuries or chronic type. Are injuries that develop over a period shorter or longer? Chronic injuries are usually caused by repetitive motion, such as those involved in running, throwing things over your head or get in tennis. Include:


• Stress fractures – tiny cracks in the bone’s surface often caused by repetitive overloading (for example, at the feet of a basketball player is constantly jumping on the track)

• Tendinitis – inflammation of a tendon caused by repetitive use

• Epiphysis’s or apofisitis – overuse injuries in the growth plate (ie the place from which bone can grow in length during infancy and adolescence), such as those occurring in Osgood-Schlatter disease.


It is often given less importance to the chronic injury to the acute. You may feel tempted to ignore the dull ache that you have on your wrist or knee, but always remember that just because an injury is not dramatic does not mean it is unimportant or that it will heal itself. If untreated, most likely, a chronic injury worse over time.

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