Sports Injury Treatment

Sports Injury Treatment

Sports Injury Treatment

With increasing interest in sports and athletic activities, sports injuries are increasing.
Lower limb injuries are frequent than other injuries.

These injuries can be

  • Contusions
  • Ligament sprains
  • Muscular strain
  • Bony fracture

Risk factors

  • Fatigue is important risk factor which predisposes to injuries
  • Age
  • Weight
  • Height
  • Lack of flexibility in movements

Prevention

  • Participation in proper warm up and stretching exercises
  • Use of braces e.g. ankle brace which prevents & minimizes injury
  • Screening before sport season or beginning of new sport activity.

Primary Management

If any injury occurs during any sports activity

  • Splinting or immobilization of affected limb helps in relieving pain and swelling
  • Apply ice
  • Give medicines or spray for temporary pain relief
  • Take patient to sports injury specialist for further diagnosis and treatment

Common sports injuries include

  • Ankle Sprains
  • Ankle Fractures
  • ACL Tear
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Hamstring Strain
  • Contusion
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfers Elbow
  • Gamekeeper’s Thumb
  • Shoulder Dislocation

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