What Are Sports Injuries?
The term “sports injury,” in the broadest sense, actually refers to the kinds of injuries that mostly occur during sports or workout. Some sports damages result from accidents; others are due to poor workout training practices, wrong equipment, lack of conditioning, or inadequate warm-up and stretching.
Following are the most common sports injuries:
Common Types of Sports Injuries are:
- Tears of the ligaments that hold joints together
- Tears of the tendons that support joints and help them to move
- Dislocated joints
- Muscle sprains and strains
- Fractured bones; including vertebrae.
What Is the Difference Between Acute and Chronic Injuries?
Irrespective of the specific structure affected, musculoskeletal sports injuries can usually be classified in one of two ways: acute or chronic.
Acute injuries, such as a sprained ankle, strained back or fractured hand, happen suddenly during any physical activity. Signs of an acute injury include the following:
- Sudden and extreme pain
- Inability to place weight on a lower limb
- Extreme painfulness in an upper limb
- Extreme limb weakness
- Visible dislocation
- Inability to move a joint through its full range of motion
Chronic injuries generally result from overusing one area of the body while playing a sport or exercising over a longer period of time. The following are signs of a chronic injury:
- Pain when performing an activity or sports
- A dull pain when at rest
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What Should I Do If I Suffer an Injury?
Whether damage is acute or chronic, there is never a good reason to try to “work through” the pain of damage. When you have ache from a particular movement or activity, you need to stop doing them immediately. Continuing the activity only causes further damage. Some injuries require prompt medical attention like total shoulder replacement, while others can be self-treated. Here’s what you need to know about both types:
When to Seek Medical Treatment?
- You should call a health professional
- The injury causes extreme pain, swelling, or numbness.
- If you are not able to bear any weight on the area, you need to visit your physician immediately.
- The pain or dull ache of an old damage is accompanied by increased swelling or joint abnormality or instability.